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Happy Memorial Day

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Hello from sunny Southern California, y’all! I’m here at the Engage!11 conference and couldn’t be more excited about the week ahead. On my way here, I spent three days with my cousins and grandma. Grandma Bunny is 93 years old and genuinely one of the happiest, spunkiest women I know! She runs circles around most women half her age. Needless to say, she is very excited to become Great Grandma Bunny in November! It was such a wonderful visit. She loves to tell stories about days of old – her sweet Alabama wedding, her wonderful marriage to my grandfather and their military adventures. I love their wedding photograph so much! Look at that beautiful bouquet (a simple but gorgeous cattleya orchid with stephanotis), her sweet dress, adorable shoes, grandpa in his military duds and the love in their eyes!

Yesterday, one of her sweet caregivers gave her a hand-crafted flag case for my grandfather’s memorial flag that was given to him when he passed away. We all cried such grateful tears as we remembered grandpa and so many who have bravely served.

On this Memorial Day, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the men and women who have served and are serving our country every day.  Dad (Vietnam) and Ari (Iraq), I love you so much.  Thank you! Our wedding photo below with Ari in his dress whites…

A special thanks today to all of our servicemen and women for their sacrifices!

lara Written with love by Lara Casey
  1. avatar Brit @ Landlocked Bride reply

    Your grandparents’ wedding photo reminds me so much of my grandparents’ wedding photo. Just lovely! Happy Memorial Day!

  2. avatar Erin reply

    I love a classic wedding photo! So lovely! I think maybe you can see a bit of you in her, too!

  3. avatar aurea @ bridal shower favors reply

    Your grandmom and grandpop’s photo is amazing! :) It’s so great that you still have that photo considering that your grandma bunny is already 93 years old! :D She indeed had very cute shoes! :)

  4. avatar melanie gordon reply

    I think you and your husband are as adorable as your grandparents! I pray you have many happy years!

  5. avatar Sarah reply

    The photo of your grandparents is absolutely precious! What a beautiful memory! I would also like to know where she got those shoes. They are fantastic!

    I was fortunate enough to spend the holiday weekend in Raleigh. And I am smitten! Once I saw the first magnolia tree, I knew I belonged there. You all live in a great city!

  6. avatar Coretta’s Elegant Events reply

    Beautiful! I’m active duty Air Force and you all sent my colleague a copy of the magazine on my request while she was planning a wedding while deployed to Iraq over a year ago. Thank you.

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