Monday, October 19, 2009

My Cousin's Wedding!

We went to Texas this weekend to witness my cousin Austin and his beautiful bride, Sarah's wedding! It was AWESOME! It was at the Walden Yacht Club on Lake Conroe. I LOVED the symbolism of the sand in the picture on the right. 2 vials of a darker, brownish sand joined onto pure white sand. Both Austin and Sarah have overcome HUGE obstacles in their lives to become two awesome individuals, and now a married couple that will have a life filled with love, joy, and FAITH!! They both work for Teen Challenge of Texas, after "graduating" the program. You can read all about their stories here and here. We are all SO PROUD of the people they have become! We had a big "caravan" of family travelling and staying at the Condos around the Yacht Club, so nice and the kids had fun running around and hanging out! It was nice to catch up with family that I don't get many opportunities to see. Austin and Sarah were so happy that we were all able to make it to their celebration! We wouldn't have missed it for the WORLD!! :)

They have a new home in San Antonio, where they will begin their lives as husband and wife. So I made them a couple of things that I hope they will like.
The place mats are a khaki twill with a brown corduroy backing. I love how they turned out! I am not sure if you can see in the picture, but the monogram is a gold border with hands folded in Prayer.

I used some of the left over fabric scraps to dress up a couple of kitchen towels.
This is what we got as "thanks for coming" gifts! Isn't it AWESOME???!!

The crosses are made by the kids at Teen Challenge. I just LOVE it! And it looks like the Groom's Cake!!

Well, I will be busy "catching up" with all of my bloggy friends this week!! And I will be making the kids' Halloween Costumes! I have a few things to showcase for Halloween, and I FINALLY have an entry to the Sew Mama Sew! Scrapbuster Contest!! So another busy week...hope you all have a good one!! Until later...


Allie said...

Oh my. That wedding sounds heavenly! The gift and cake are incredible. I love what you made for them - the monogram is amazing!
Congratulations to the happy couple!

Chelle said...

I love the wedding photo--gorgeous!

And the gifts that nyou made them? Amazing! I know they must have LOVED them!

Glad you had fun--I love visiting good 'ol Texas!

Eva said...

It looks like such a pretty wedding.
Nice job on the gift. Handmade gifts are always the best.

Capital Mom said...

Sounds like everyone had a great time. How nice to be able to get away.

Kimara@weefolkart said...

I'm so glad you got to be at your cousin's wedding and spend time with your family. It is so uplifting to hear about people overcoming adversity and then to share themselves with others that are struggling. Puts all the little annoying day to day stuff in perspective! Can't wait to see what you come up with for Halloween :)