- Mrs. Meatball
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2018 - Private Garden/The Bungalow Club
I promised you some DIY, and the conclusion to the story of how I asked Dawn to be my Matron of Honor… but prepare yourself: I am not the craftiest meatball in the sub.
To make the moment special, I decided to make a book for her to chronicle our story, with a very happy surprise ending. For inspiration, I went to our local 99 cent store and found a wonderland of scrapbooking supplies, stickers, stamps, markers, and glue sticks!
So, with scissors in hand, I sat down and broke the story down into major bullet points to make sure it would fit in the book and that I had photos to accompany the best parts… Have a gander.
This photo was taken the night we all met. Note my bad perm (ouch) and the dazed expression on Dawn’s face! She must have been so overwhelmed! Also note my sweet mom, dad, and brother Michael, aka Mi-cool.
BIL Wayne, niece Candace, sissy Dawn, and nephew Max – he just turned 18, but was 11 in this photo! Look what a cute family…
You can see how Candace and Max have changed over the years.
Dawn’s a dental hygienist, people. We don’t have weird cleaning rituals in our family otherwise!
This photo was at Michael’s college graduation. Sister Kim is on the left (one of my lovely bridesmaids, and the conveyor of our Balinese OOT bags). Aren’t my sisters gorgeous?
March of 2006 – sister Kim got married in West Palm Beach, and we all went down for their wedding. It was a tropical beachy wonder of a day. That’s BIL Eric in between Kim and Dawn, the day before the wedding!
Here we are the day after the wedding, soaking up the rays. Mr. Meatball’s on his way to the bathroom, because…
… Mr. Meatball, Dawn and I came down with a *nasty* bug the day after the wedding. We were sequestered off in a bedroom for almost 2 days of the trip. Note all the Gatorade and water on the nightstand. What was amazing was how much fun the 3 of us had, dying together in Florida.
Hey, there’s my dad peeking out behind Kim! And Paco under my feet, with a terrible haircut. He’s such a jet-setter.
She said yes! I thought this book would make a nice keepsake for Dawn, and was a fun way to express my love and appreciation for her. I kind of love the fact that it turned out so hodge-podge and silly…. it’s a very accurate representation of my style in that way.
This book inspired another… but we’ll save that post for another day!
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