6 well-behaved kids sitting front row during a Catholic wedding.
How the girls were calling their newly married Aunt Michelle "Mrs. Cinderella".
The beautiful ceremony, bridal party and reception.
Award-winning performance of "Natural Woman" sung by my sister Mary at the reception.
Julie dancing the night away on the dance floor. Again.
Being able to get one more wearing of the wedding clothes even though sashes needed to be pinned on.
James and Julie meeting many new family members for the first time.
The warm welcoming into the family for them.
The positive, supportive comments about adoption from almost everyone.
Scattered family reunited.
The rite of passage of a long road-trip for the kids.
My legs and feet after wearing high heels when I've been accustomed to flip-flops and bare feet.
"When're we gonna be there/how much longer/he touched me/I'm hungry" on a loop for 12 hours.
James getting his feelings hurt and feeling sad for most of the reception.
Sigh. One person's ugly comments about adoption/adopted children.