Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Other Wedding Dances


Happy Wednesday everyone! Last week, I left you off with the first dance(s) that I Ryan and I shared as husband and wife. It was a pretty special moment!

After our formal dance was over, there were a few other traditional dances that we wanted to be part of our day.

First, our niece Faith, was a dancing MACHINE! This little girl can totally bust a move!! She loved dancing the night away! I’m sure she crashed that night at home!



A daddy/daughter dance was something that I was excited for all my life. I always had this idea of my dad and I sharing this special dance together. It wouldn’t be our first dance and it certainly won’t be our last, but it was a special dance between a dad and his daughter as a bride.

My parents had no idea what song I had planned for the daddy/daughter dance. In fact, they never really even asked. They just thought that I would do a usual song choice. WRONG! Instead, I picked their first dance song that they used at their wedding. This song has also became a family favorite that we all love to sing together. Dad and I couldn’t help but sing and harmonize together as we danced.

Back Home Again by John Denver

There's a storm across the valley, clouds are rollin' in
the afternoon is heavy on your shoulders.
There's a truck out on the four lane, a mile or more away
the whinin' of his wheels just makes it colder.

He's an hour away from ridin' on your prayers up in the sky
and ten days on the road are barely gone.
There's a fire softly burning; supper's on the stove
but it's the light in your eyes that makes him warm.

Hey, it's good to be back home again
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend
Yes, 'n, hey it's good to be back home again



Next up, was Ryan’s dance with his mom. Ryan had a harder time picking a song. He knows a lot of music when he hears it. But to pick a song by name is hard for him. So, I made him a list of potential songs that he might like. He listened to every one and decided on….

My Wish by Rascal Flatts

I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow
And each road leads you where you want to go
And if you're faced with the choice and you have to choose
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you 

And if one door opens to another door closed
I hope you keep on walkin' ?til you find the window
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile
But more than anything, more than anything

My wish for you
Is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small
You never need to carry more than you can hold
And while you're out there gettin' where you're gettin' to
I hope you know somebody loves you
And wants the same things too
Yeah, this is my wish



Once all the traditional dances were over it was TIME TO GET THE PARTY STARTED!!!


The music was hopping and everyone was a dancing away! Including myself! I was having the time of my life dancing on the dance floor! One of my most favorite memories!




Happy Wednesday!



  1. Ryan pick the perfect song .

  2. Faith just given'er...priceless!!!
    I recall having a lot of fun on that dancefloor...I'm not sure my feet have ever been so sore (or dirty!!!) in my life! ;)

  3. A) You're SO lucky your dad let you handle it. Mine was a freak. I mean, we ended up with a good song, but Dear GOD! B) Your neice is freaking adorable. I LOVE the pictures of her. And C) Gorgeous pics! As usual.

  4. So cool! :) I love the pictures of your niece! So cute!

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