Thursday, April 1, 2021

A is for Ain't Life Grand

No foolin'. Today marks the start of the April A-Z Blog Challenge hosted by a number of different folks, but you'll find the 411 and sign up details over on Blogging From A-Z.  

I try to participate in this writing challenge every April because I like the discipline and the format both. That is, blog every day except for Sundays in the month of April, one letter a day which conveniently works out to 26 posts, on any topic or no topic at all. 

I like a topic. And mine is very general this year, but I do have some thoughts and I'm going to make it work. 

Life is grand. 

That will of course mean lots of posts about grandparenting, but also lots of posts about things I want my grandchildren to know. They might be toddlers but they do read here. Ha! 

There are things I want to tell them about the world and our place in it that flow more naturally for me in writing. Plus, I'm pretty much the queen of random when it comes to blogging, and I like to leave myself room for tangents. 

Which brings me to today. 

Day 1 and the letter last wedding post to wrap up the best day ever. 

A is for Ain't Life Grand

Yes. Yes it is.  

Daughter2 got married in January and I've been recapping the day in words and pictures. I have my blog printed and bound into a book which is partly why I've posted so many photos. Also I love them so there's that. 

I'm going with a few random beauties that didn't make the recap posts, but that I want saved here on the blog. Away we go-

Can you share too many little detail shots? 

I think not. 

We have the loveliest photos of the invitation suite but the addresses would need blurring and it would ruin the look so I'll share a snippet instead...

A moment with my mini is always a favorite...

Veils that float and love in the air...

Happy and relaxed because I've got you babe...

Girls by your side through thick and thin...

Maybe even since the second grade....

And their mommas too...

photo credit: TDiphone

Old friends- new friends-tried and true friends...

photo credit: CSmithiphone

Officially family and the originals too...

Happy feet...

Happy life..

Old love, long love...

Real love, young love...

Growing deep love-

"...bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails." 
1 Corinthians 13:7-8


  1. I've enjoyed the wedding pictures so much!!

  2. Just dropping in from the #A-Z Blogging Challenge. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I think I’ve said myself, our words will last on long after we are gone. Best of luck to you.

  3. Looking forward to this year's challenge. This is a good start, Joyce! I love seeing these bonus photos!! xo

  4. Looks like you all had a great time. The photographer did a great job capturing each moment during that special day.


    1. Thank you for visiting today. I wasn't able to find your blog...when I click on your profile it takes me to Virtual Bicycle Rides...perhaps you can update the link in your blogger profile to direct readers to your A-Z? Best of luck with the rest of the letters in the alphabet!

  5. Looks like it was an amazing day and beautiful celebration. Weekends In Maine

  6. What beautiful, fun photos and memories of such a special day!

  7. Joyce,

    Life is indeed grand. I loved looking through the awesome wedding album shots of your youngest daughter. She made a beautiful bride and the occasion was gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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