And...it's been a while since my last post!  Life can really keep ya busy.  As promised, I wanted to share a few photos from my sister-in-law's wedding...

Their photographer was Melissa Paquette Photography.  You can view more of their pictures on the blog, HERE.  It was pretty difficult for me to sit back and let someone else do the work as wedding photographer.  It was really nice, I'll admit but just odd when I would catch something and want to run up to fix it.  I got to "help" with their bride and groom session, that was good, I guess.

It was a BUSY day, but a great day.  Everyone in our family pitched in to make sure the day went off without a "hitch"...other than that of the bride and groom getting hitched!  We even made the beautiful bouquets you see in the photos above!  Only took 5 hours for 6 or 7 of us to whip up boutonnieres, bouquets, corsages and centerpieces!  It wouldn't have been so bad had it not been the day before the wedding BUT they were fresh flowers, so had they been crafted any sooner; they wouldn't have held their beauty.

The flowers were made through The Flowerman, in Columbus...I think! 

The same week, Steve and I attended the Laws of Life banquet and awards.  I don't have any photos yet.  Crystal Jo Foto was actually the photographer for that event, so hopefully we'll see some soon.  I was a judge this year and it was truly an honor to read essay's from 20+ students throughout Ohio.  It was great to review their stories and hear about their life experiences, those experiences which they've all ready learned so much from and have helped them become the good-character driven students/youth they are today.

Each student that night received a cash scholarship.  Pretty nice considering some of them aren't even in high school yet.

Then...I got to see MY Miss Iowa, Diana Reed!  Many of you may remember her as one of the guest performers at Miss Ohio 2008.  But most of you will remember her as the "baton twirler" who didn't get to perform at Miss America!  She made the Top 10 the year we competed at Miss America 2008 together.

She's currently on tour for Disney's Phineas & Ferb LIVE show...which brought her to Ohio for a week!  So my FAVORITE person (and host "mom") brought Diana to Columbus so we could catch up. I took them to Marcella's...oh yummy in my tummy just thinking about it! Here's a photo of the 3 of us at the end of the night...
I've written a lot and filled you in on a lot. I think it's time for me to get back to work. Blessings...