Skip to main content

Another One Bites the Dust.....

Well, it's all behind us now....Ed's daughter, Anita, was married on Saturday evening.  Her months of planning all came to an end and Friends and Family gathered to help Jimmy and Anita celebrate their wedding vows. 

The venue was the Marland Mansion in Ponca City, Oklahoma, a beautiful historical estate complete with a grand ballroom....the perfect place for a wedding on a gorgeous Autumn evening!

The bride looked stunning.....

The cake was totally awesome....

The ceremony was relaxed, intimate and full of little surprising touches....such as the Bride and Groom sharing their first smooch as man and wife to the tune of the rock classic, "Another One Bites the Dust". 

Ed smoked four large briskets and three turkey breasts and, together, he and I prepared all the trimmings to go with the traditional Texas spread, per Anita's special request.  By the time the ceremony rolled around, we were ready to just enjoy it!  Champagne and beer flowed and everybody just got down to the business of having a good time, which was what the couple wanted. 

There wasn't a dry eye in the place when Father and Daughter waltzed to "I Loved Her First", such a special moment for a daddy and his little girl....

And the happy couple was all smiles as they cut that divine-looking cake!

(Yep, that's "all smiles" for Jimmy!)
Congratulations, Anita and Jimmy Casey!  
We love you both and wish you many, many years 
of Happiness and Joy together!!!
Dad & Jane 

And now, it's back to Normal least as we know it!   With Thanksgiving right around the corner,  Christmas hot on its heels, and one major Real Estate Exam to conquer, it ought to be interesting to see how "Normal" works out....

Alive & kickin'....


P. S.  I finally got to wear that red dress and those gold shoes.  Ah, yes, those oh-so-sexy shoes turned out to be real killers....they killed my feet!  I ended up doing what most every other woman did (including the Bride), and kicked them off before I kicked up my heels. 


  1. What a beautiful bride. And I am so impressed that you and your hubby cooked the reception food. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  2. Jane you look beautiful!

    Sounds like a wonderful day for all! They are a grand looking couple. There is nothing like family! HHL

  3. Lovely photos. The Bride looked stunning.
    You looked lovely!


  4. What a beautiful couple and gorgeous lady in red.

    The cake is fantastic. I might steal the design,lol.

  5. Looked like a wonderful family celebration. What a special Dad and what a beautiful woman you are. Your dress is perfect on you and your wrap is stunning.


Post a Comment

THANK YOU for stopping by for a little visit on the Porch! I absolutely LOVE comments, so please leave a note and let me know what you're thinking.

Popular posts from this blog

Loving Our New Woven Blinds......

Hey, ya'll!  Labor Day weekend is winding down.....hope yours has been great!!!
Mine was actually pretty busy.  Since Eddie Dale had to work all three days, I decided I would work, too - only I stuck around the house to do my work! 
I decided to go ahead and give the woven bamboo blinds I found at Home Depot a shot.  I've been eyeballing them online for weeks because the cost was only $16.97 each.  I simply hate the plastic 1-inch mini-blinds throughout our house - they are not cottage-y - at all! 
So, I ran out to the local store (their handy dandy website indicated they had thirteen 27"x72" shades in stock) and picked up enough to do the living room.  I really like the roman shade style and the way these filter the light, creating a nice soft ambiance in the room.  Although they are not completely private, they are fine in the living area.  Oh, and did I mention they are only $16.97 a window?!?!?  So reasonable, yet they give me the "look" I've been…

Super Bowl Sunday - What's for Supper!?!?!?

One of our favorite things to do when there's a big game on TV is make up a variety of "finger foods" to snack on during the evening.  Tonight's Super Bowl was no different and we went for some of our favorites - buffalo wings, sausage balls, pigs-in-a-blanket, and, of course, one of our old standbys,  this yummy spinach dip.

It's a tradition to have this creamy dip at least once during the holidays, but we rarely have it during the year.  So, it's a real treat!  It's delicious and rich; and the basic recipe makes a ton - we snack on it for days!  My favorite way to enjoy it - scoop it up with "hint of salt" wheat thins crackers.  Yum yum!!!
Most of you probably have this recipe down by memory.  But, in case you haven't tried it, I'm sharing it below.

Spinach Dip
16 ounce container of sour cream 1 cup mayo 3-4 finely diced green onions 1 small can water chestnuts, diced 1 small package frozen chopped spinach 1 package Knorr vegetable so…

Procrastinating on a Project

Sitting here, listening to the thunder and the pounding rain against the windows and wishing I had made good on my plans to clean out my closet today.

You see, I've been contemplating emptying my closet for months.  And I mean empty it completely!  Then reload with way fewer items.  Some call it a capsule wardrobe - that is a pretty popular term these days.  Others might say it a 'minimalist approach' to dressing.  Either way, it is something that has been wiggling around in my mind for some time. 

And yet, I continue to put the project off.  Why the blazes is that?  It's definitely something I want to do - downsize and simplify my wardrobe! 

The main reason is the sheer size of the project.  It is daunting, to say the least.  Perhaps even overwhelming.  I know it is probably going to take several hours and create a huge mess if I do it properly.  So, I start thinking about the process and begin to lose sight of the end result - which is a simpler wardrobe and less …