So in case you didn't know, LOTS of huge things have been happening here!! We still don't have internet at the new house, but I seriously can't wait to blog every.single.day once we do! Until then, one of the biggest events of our lives happened...
HEATHER JEAN GOT MARRIED!!!!!!!
Pork Chop! The Fats!! Hezzy Baby got herself a boyfrannnnnd who turned into a
HUSBAND!!!!!!! Wwwwwhaaaatttt??? I knowwww!!!! I'm still in shock!
Not that Heather got married (thanks be to God for those braces, right???
Haaa, jkkkkkk, Hezzyyyyy!)
but that there actually WAS a man that existed that was good enough, sweet enough, and pretty enough to marry our Hezzy Girl. :) She is so priceless to us, so it was hard to imagine her ever becoming someone ELSE'S. But Jase caught her attention, swept her off her feet, and officially asked Hezzy to be his lifelong bride.
Jase - there is no one else I could have let Heather go to.
You are the other half of her heart,
the sweetest friend of her life,
the precious groom of her future.
Welcome to the family, brother.
Here are a few pictures from their FIRST wedding shower in Leesville wayyyy back in March!
What a cherished memory it was to see our Hezzy as a blushing bride-to-be!!
You know I had to take a picture of the food!!!
The gift table!!! Thank you, East Leesville Baptist Church!
Sadie, Hezzy, and her new Nana!
The gorgeous cake!!
Have you ever seen a prettier cookie in your life????
And y'all... they TASTED even better than they looked!
This picture just makes me laugh... Ha!
Heather and the Kees family!
The new Brinker & Kees family!!!
Callie found herself a new friend::
Heather's new sister-in-law, Hilary!!!
On April 26, we hosted another bridal shower for Heather at the LC Alumni House...
we had "Cupcakes & Tea with the Bride to Be!"
Sooooo muuuuuch fuuuuuun!!!!!
Crunchers and strawberries. Phenomenal.
Grape Salad.. an all-time favorite!
Perfect little cupcakes!!
The wreath I made for the shower and now hangs on their apartment door!!
So easy and so fun!!
My beautiful Andrew Paul!
Sweet friends who came to celebrate!
Heather and her new in-laws!!
The greatest friends in all the world!
My precious best friends who love my family so much!!!
Shanny Baby and Brother!
These girls make life SO sweet!!!!
Hezzy shopping at Sam's for all the drinky drinks for the wedding!!!!!!!!!
You aren't officially married
until you have glass Coke bottles at your wedding! :)
Final fitting for the wedding dress with the girls!!
Jenny and her sweet Sadie!
"Hezzy's a PRINCESS!!!!!"
Best. Friends. Forever.
The girls minus our little Callie!
(She and Andrew were playing with the boys!)
One last luncheon with Heather BRINKER.
May 19, 2012:
Heather & Jason's Wedding Day!!
Setting up the reception!
Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! Here comes the BRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful Jenny Girl!!!
Girl talk before the wedding..
My first official picture of Jason and Heather KEES!!!
Perfect groom. Perfect cake. Perfect day.
Savannah Grace was anxiously awaiting for that first piece of cake! Ha!!
One of my most favorite pictures from the day....
Here are a few pictures from the sweet crowd that came to celebrate!
Our beautiful, beautiful bride!
Catching the bouquet!
Gorgeous set up, Hezzy! Perfect, perfect job!
Such a gorgeous couple!!!!! And I love this picture!
Another one of my most favorites from the day!
Kurt and Nathan tying zip-ties under Jason's truck...
when they drive away, it makes this incredibly loud CLICK! CLICK! CLICK!!!
Our extraordinary brother!! Love him soo much!
Saying our goodbyes as the newlyweds head off to Gatlinburg, TN!!
Our first picture with our NEW brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jenny loves her Jase!
So pricelessly sweet.
Heading off to the honeymoon!!!! Love this pic!
You can kinda see Jason's face as he hears the CLICK! CLICK! CLICK!
Seriously, this was the BEST ending to the BEST day!!!!!!
Everybody was crying... it was HYSTERICAL!
Everybody was crying... it was HYSTERICAL!
....Until Nathan zoomed off in his police car after them to help them cut the zip-ties off!
Otherwise, it would have been a loooooong ride to Tennessee!!! Haha!!
... And they lived happily ever after.
On May 19, 2012,
our Brinker family became complete.
"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you
and give you peace."
Thank you, Jesus, for Jason.
And for showing us what it means to love in the first place.