Monday, September 30, 2013

New family tree

I have been trying to come up with the words to tell you about my wedding day, but it hasn't been easy. I never realized how hard it would be to a) remember all of the little details that made the day amazing, and b) be able to put those details into words.
So, until I find a way to do my wedding justice with the beautiful post that's floating around in my head, I will share this little tidbit.
Like most brides in these Internet times, I got a lot of my ideas from Pinterest. When I saw this one, I knew I had to do it. 
My sister drew the tree, and the lettering, and then my guests laid their hot little paws all over it. It turned out even more amazing than I imagined. 
I can see the smudges from my small guests who could barely reach the table. I see a few water droplets from my guests who maybe left their stamp while drinking a beer. Or maybe they were so emotional that they shed a couple of tears. Knowing my guests, though, I'm gonna go with option A.
When I got my wedding decorations back, I sat and stared at this for about 30 minutes. I pored over all of the signatures and the thumbprints, shades of green, all different sizes. Some perfectly stamped, some overlapping, but all making up what has become my favourite thing from that day (besides my new husband.)
The print is hanging in my living room, where I can look at it every day and think about all of the wonderful people who were there to witness the best day of my life.
I'll cherish it forever.