On June 21, 2003 I said the two amazing words to an amazing man, "I DO." I can remember the day so well, like it was yesterday. We held the wedding in my parents back yard, yes on the basketball court, imagine that. We had beautiful flowers hanging and planted in awesome pots. Since we didn't have the 7ft cinder block fence that Dad has now, we used lattice. So pretty.
We got married at 10:30 in the morning, the reason for this was Botos found out that is good luck to get married on the hour going up. For instance, 10 would be going down to 10:30 but 10:30 is the up half of the hour. I just said ok, whatever and so we did it. Of course the night before we were hit w/a thunderstorm that blew every decoration down! Horrible, but we were up at 6:30 getting things ready and put back up.
One moment I will never forget was the moment he saw me for the first time in my dress. Of course we arrange to do that before the ceremony. But the best part is its caught on camera... I walk by that picture every morning and every night. He had tears in his eye and we just held each other, oh what a feeling.
The Ceremony was short and sweet. A little muggy/humid but it was perfect. Lori stepped in the only mud hole right before she walked out, so we laughed, hard. Then there was a wasp flying around my dad & I as we were standing listening to "Butterfly Kisses", which in the song were he sings, Today I will give her away, that was when my dad gave my hand to Botos.... tear jerking moment there. I cried. Then after we said I do we kissed and walked out to "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher.
After the ceremony, we had a small reception and then all of his friends & family were able to come back to the house and just hang out. BUT since we didn't have our first dance in front of everyone, we were the first ones back to the house and I pushed play on the CD player, music that my brother made and the the song that came on was "Your the Most beautiful woman in the world. " It was perfect, just he and I dancing on the court w/no one else around!
I love you Babe so very much! WE have two beautiful children. Today will watch the wedding on tape and show the kids.
Oh... Babe you will NEVER get rid of me no matter how hard you try or how bad things get!!! lol. LOVE YOU SDWB!