Dear Holly: You Were the Flower Girl in a Wedding This Weekend

5 years, 4 months.

Dear Holly,

It’s been a year and a half in the making: Finally, this past weekend you were the flower girl of my friend Kaylie’s wedding in Arcadia, Indiana.

I’m not sure who was prouder: you, or me.

You looked like such a doll in your flower girl dress.

You loved getting to be not only part of the wedding ceremony itself, but also being able to join in all the fun at the reception.

It was a special time in your life, and even though you’re only 5 years old, I believe you will always look back at our trip to Indiana with fond memories.

 

Love,

Daddy

Dear Jack: You Were an Usher in a Wedding This Weekend

10 years, 10 months.

Dear Jack,

This past weekend was a first for both of us. It was the first time either of us had ever travelled to or spent time in the Midwest.

You were asked to serve as an usher for my friend Kaylie’s wedding near Indianapolis.

She needed some appointed young men to direct guests from the parking lot to the ceremony area behind the barn, where the reception was held.

You did a great job helping people. I am proud of you and I could tell you appreciated being asked to truly help out, in a sort of an adult role; not just a kid’s!

Love,

Daddy

Dear Holly: You are Going to Be the Flower Girl This Weekend!

5 years, 4 months.

Dear Holly,

This has been a long time in the making… that this weekend, after well over a year of planning, you are going to be the flower girl in our friend’s wedding!

I heard that Mommy is going to accommodate you as you get your hair professionally styled for the event. It’s going to be a big deal!

I will be so proud to be taking pictures of you the whole time. I know that you are going to feel like a real little princess.

Not to mention, this will also be the first wedding you’ve ever gone to that you’ll actually be old enough to remember.

Love,

Daddy

Dear Jack: Your Taekwondo Class’s Picnic

10 years, 10 months.

Dear Jack,

You started taking Taekwondo lessons at the perfect time.

Not only has it been a great way to start something new as your 5th grade year began, but there just happened to be a picnic at the park near us so all the students and their families could enjoy some time together.

And Nonna and Papa just happened to be in town to be able to see how happy you are to be in Taekwondo.

They definitely also appreciated, as did I, being able to enjoy some authentic Korean kimchi at lunch; along with some other Korean dishes.

I am very proud of you for taking Taekwondo- and I know you are too!

Love,

Daddy

Dear Jack: Holding the “Kitty Burrito” in the Golf Cart

10 years, 9 months.

Dear Jack,

We spent Labor Day weekend in Alabama, where you were able to have an ongoing sleepover at your cousins’ house.

It was a perfect time for you to be able to ride in, and drive, your Uncle Andrew’s new golf cart.

I happened to be there when you swooped up when of their pet cats in a towel in would I would understandably call a “kitty burrito”.

I’m not sure that the cat should have enjoyed her ride on the golf cart while wrapped up in a towel, but apparently she did.

Because she definitely made no effort to squirm.

Maybe it was somehow soothing, like a day at the spa.

Love,

Daddy