on the road: momentous occaisions

July 20, 2014

Just a quick heads-up – this post is long and personal. But I couldn’t resist sharing.

haven_engagementMy firstborn daughter, Haven Kinard just got married to her sweetheart, Ammon Simmons.
Two great names!
IMG_2547We love him!
You can tell that she does too.
H+AweddingDon’t you love their matching Converse tennis shoes?
She spent two weeks back home with me and we made her dress together.
She designed and constructed it. I did most of the patterning and fitting.
We both sewed things inside out and upside down and it still turned out beautifully!
haven1They live in and were married in Utah… which is why we were on the road.
IMG_2460She was the most easy going bride I’ve ever seen. The weather was beautiful which was a blessing.
The reception was held outdoors at a park near Sundace, up in the Rocky mountains.
We strung paper cranes all over the picnic shelter and they fluttered in the breeze.
IMG_2418This is my dad, telling stories. It looks like perhaps Haven and Ammon have heard this story before.
For food they had WAFFLES from a fantastic food truck named “Waffle Love.
We did. Love the waffles. And the nutella and strawberries and whipped cream!
IMG_8305Look at my gorgeous girls…..
IMG_8311And see their silly faces! There were a LOT of silly face pictures. That’s how she/we roll!
IMG_2551These two have been living far away from home for several years now.
How on earth did I get old enough to have two grown daughters?
And how on earth did they manage to grow up so well!?
IMG_8295Haven is low-key enough to say, “Hey friends, buy a dress you love in green!”
No ugly bridesmaid dresses to hide in the back of the closet.
IMG_8409They are definitely a silly and fun loving couple!
cake1Don’t you LOVE her cake? My favorite part about it is that she just gave the recipe to us and six of her extended family members took part in making it. She stacked it – which is a good thing.
None of us are quite that skilled.
Painted in WaterlogueHer maternal grandmother and an aunt made the cake, her paternal grandmother and sister made the frosting, and her sister and I decorated it, and everyone fought over the leftover frosting. It was a lemon buttercream to die for! This picture was run through an App called Waterlogue – more posts soon about that!
IMG_8440And there they go… off on the next and greatest adventure.
Yup – that’s me over here wiping a happy tear from the corner of my eye.

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  • Reply
    Joan Radven
    July 22, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    A joy to behold!!!

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    RoseMary Baty-Willcox
    July 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Lyric, what a gorgeous wedding and i just love all the simple things that were done. And still a wonderful wedding. Congratulations to your daughter, lover her name.

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    Jacquie Scuitto
    July 22, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    It looks like a lovely wedding with a lot of happy people. Reminds me of when
    Melanie got married with all the family participation in the preparations.

  • Reply
    Jacquie Scuitto
    July 22, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    It looks like a lovely wedding with a lot of happy people. Reminds me of when M
    elanie got married with all the family participation in the preparations.

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    Vivien Zepf
    July 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Wonderful and congratulations! Thank you for sharing; these happy posts boost spirits! All the best to the (obviously) happy couple.

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    Sue Faithfull
    July 22, 2014 at 12:52 am

    I love the relaxed fun vibe

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    Mary Ritter
    July 21, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Thanks for sharing, Lyric. Love your daughter’s charm and style!

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    Jenny K. Lyon
    July 21, 2014 at 7:24 am

    How beautiful, how fun, how absolutely charming! Congratulations to you all!

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    Ms Lottie
    July 21, 2014 at 6:19 am


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    Denise Spillane
    July 21, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Beautiful and fun, just as it should be!

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    Sandy Snowden
    July 20, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Lovely and wonderful! And it is so obvious everyone is happy. No trying to be good for some sourpuss relative!
    Sandy in the UK

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    July 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

    The green is so refreshing and full of joy – it’s a wonderful way to celebrate their new beginning! You have raised a lovely, smart and confident young woman. Congratulations to all of you – and lucky Ammon gets to join the family 🙂

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    Sarah Ann Smith
    July 20, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Totally and utterly love this! A friend of mine, about 30+ years ago, decided on two bridesmaids. She picked (a then very popular) Laura Ashley fabric in a warm rose that would look good on both and said: make a dress you like from this. Same wonderful idea! Good for her! Good for Ammon! Good for all of you, and utterly LOVE the matching converse! Sniff with you…they are growing up too fast!

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