Wordful Wednesday

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I know that many of you were expecting a picture of my new home, but I couldn’t pass this one up.

We had a big family wedding this weekend. Someone, who shall remain nameless, tied the knot and we couldn’t be happier.

I only have one beef about the whole evening. How in the world did MY eight year old catch the bouquet? I mean, how’d she even get out there in the first place? One moment life is moving along like normal and the next moment I’ve been derailed, seeing her life flash before my eyes. I mean, I thought there was like a minimum age requirement for even being eligible?

We came home with a pretty snazzy flower arrangement, a very happy camper and a mom who is realizing her baby isn’t so little anymore.

I guess she has that eye/hand coordination thing down. What’s next, multiplication and cursive? πŸ™‚

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. MommyWizdom says

    Oh my, that would freak me out! But she is gorgeous! Happy WW!

  2. Live.Love.Eat says

    Oh Angie, she is beautiful!!! Don’t worry, I was her age when I started doing that whole catching the bouquets myself. It was a curse for a while actually. But I still was able to hold out until I was 32 to get married so don’t worry!!!!!!

  3. Tiaras and Tantrums says

    Children have the finesse and savvy to challenge the status quo! And I don’t mean pink tantrums! Cute – she looks beautiful!

  4. She’s so beautiful!

    And just think of it this way, you could always dry them and then decorate her room around those colors. :}

  5. lets just hope that is whats next and not boy, boys, boys.

  6. But she looks so pretty holding it!

  7. Kacey Randolph says

    Aaaah! She is gorgeous! Take a breath, I’m sure you still have some time. Ha! Ha! Although she does look pretty pleased with herself. Ha! Ha!

  8. Ahh she’s so darn cute!! Love her dress. I’m sure she’ll wait a while before getting hitched. πŸ™‚

  9. Oh i bet she was just a glowin huh?! How fun for her. She looks beautiful and I’m sure she will always remember it.

  10. Great pic.

  11. What a gorgeous picture!

  12. sassy stephanie says

    Ahh, who cares..she looks totally smitten by it! Just tell her “the rules”. Cash in on the catch in a minimum of 20 years!

  13. She is too cute!! I love her dress and HER bouquet!!

  14. She looks so pretty. Nice flowers too! They grow up fast which means we are also aging. Yikes!

  15. Mrs de Miranda says

    That is one gorgeous girl! I bet she was soo excited! The flowers are pretty too!

  16. Those flowers really accent your daughter’s prettiness. I love her dress! And just look at that smile…so proud of catching that.

  17. les_mason_curt says

    Before you know it she will be the bride…. Adorable!

  18. My 20-something year old new sister-in-law caught the bouquet and my husband’s 10 year old cousin caught the garter. In a Deliverance style back woods southern twist, the 10 year old was also related to my SIL. Drama.

    I did it!! I participated! FINALLY. πŸ™‚

  19. Lacey in the Sky says

    She. Is. GORGEOUS. Aghhh, watch out Angie! You’re going to need a HUGE bat to keep boys away in a few years!

  20. les_mason_curt says

    ps- i think she looks just like you!

  21. What a beautiful little girl you have! I am sure that she was over the moon at catching the flowers- hopefully she didn’t get the evil eye from all of the SLIGHTLY OLDER single gals there! πŸ™‚

  22. mommaof4wife2r says

    ok…we need age limits on these things!! she is so darling though!

  23. she looks beautiful! lydia caught the bouquet (well, part of it, it was individual roses) at the wedding john and i met at and we ended up getting married 2 years later. maybe a renewal of vows perhaps?

  24. She. Is. Stunning.

    Uh oh.


  25. She looks so pretty!

  26. Roxanne Kristina says

    Oh my goodness she is so cute. Cute and athletic! How fun!


  27. That is too funny!
    How cute is that, that out of all the ladies there she caught the bouquet!?

  28. She IS a beauty. Does your husband already threaten to lock her up til she’s 30?

    I caught the bouquet once before I should have been allowed…and I was THRILLED. I had romantic ideas for weeks after that.

  29. Krazy Armstrong K's! says

    awww shes so darn cute!

  30. Straight to Your Hart says

    Oh..that would scare me…she is a cutie..!!

  31. My post this week is about my baby not being so little any more either. Where does the time go?

  32. I love it!! We are so very impressed. Do you think she might just be a little competative????

  33. Wayfaring Wanderer says

    Adorable little one…..

    p.s. I’M A NEWBIE

  34. RenΓ©e aka Mekhismom says

    I love the photo. She is adorable. I can’t believe she caught it!

  35. She is so cute and that bouquet is gorgeous!
    I can’t even begin to imagine my baby being old enough to attempt to catch a bouquet at a wedding. Can’t we manage to stop time somehow?

  36. Good N Crazy says

    Crap. First one is WRONG! It’s late and I’m tired and it’s only 9PM?? Sheesh, GNO was awesome tonight. Off to tweet you out!

  37. Crazymamaof6 says

    fabulous arrangement.
    those glimpses into the future are horrifying for me too!
    my 6 year old came home with a bouquet!

  38. She does look like a happy girl. Was this her first wedding experience? She did know what to do! Smart girl..bet there were much older girls green with envy!

  39. She is adorable..
    I have caught them 3 times..
    and I have yet to marry..lol.

  40. Naturally Caffeinated Family says

    She is beautiful πŸ™‚ Soo sweet!

  41. They grow up toooooo fast. At least for now, she’s happier she got the pretty flowers than hoping it means her Prince Cherming is moments away!

    She look beauty-ful, by the way. What a sweet girl!

  42. wow she’s beautiful and love the dress. πŸ™‚

  43. Jennifer P. says

    such a lovely girl (and lovely flowers too πŸ˜‰ !)

  44. She is so lovely!

    Love her little floral arrangement! Gorgeous flowers!

  45. she is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!

  46. Casey's trio says

    Grace looks so proud of herself! And she is a beauty!

  47. Threeundertwo says

    What a sweet picture! I hope the wedding was wonderful!

  48. She looks absolutely beautiful, and so very pleased with herself.

    A 14-year-old caught the bouquet at my wedding. 17 years later she’s married and has a baby, so I guess it worked ;-). You’d better keep a close eye on Grace.

  49. Munchkins and Music says

    She looks adorable! I like the sash. Those sashes are in right now, everyone is using them. I would have used them if they were in when I got married. πŸ™‚

  50. Scary Mommy says

    She is GORGEOUS!! So cute that she caught it– you better watch out πŸ™‚

  51. CanCan (MomMostTraveled) says

    What a beauty! I was NOT a cute kid! She is lucky! πŸ˜‰

  52. Tara @ Feels like home says

    She is just beautiful with her flowers. I was hoping to read and find out that she was a slightly older than the norm flower girl, but eek! the bouquet? I wouldn’t have been ready for that, either. eek.

  53. Eudea-Mamia says

    Wow! That’s so great for her – I so feel for you.

    I hope your hubby has a shotgun and good aim.

    Bar the door!!


  54. She looks so pretty and proud of those flowers. I get you though. It is crazy scary how fast they seem to grow right before out our eyes.

  55. She looks so pretty! Can’t believe she caught it! They grow up way too fast!

  56. She is absolutely gorgeous and I have just the bachelor in mind:) Maybe in a few (15+) years.

  57. yes! and enjoy every last minute of it. pretty soon you’ll be trying to sell her (or give her away, as i attempted to do yesterday). she’s gorgeous. the good news is i do detect a bit of a “what in the world am i doing holding THIS??” look in her eyes. clearly, she’s not ready to be 35 YET.

  58. beautiful girl… they grow up WAY too fast… I just had my 3rd baby, but can remember all the things from when my 7 and 9 year olds were babies, and look at them now!!!

  59. Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons says

    She is adorable and I love the dress.

  60. She certainly looks pleased with her booty bouquet!
    Indeed, she is a beautiful little girl.

  61. She’s beautiful! that’s why I didn’t have girls LOL

  62. Sweet Serendipity says

    Oh, she’s gorgeous! You’ll have the beat the boys off of her. Get ready mom!

  63. that is too cute. my 8 year old cousin caught my bouquet at my wedding! she was so excited but my other cousin and one of my bridesmaids that were in their late 20s were both a little bitter!!! I think my husband would have intercepted the thing before letting our daughter catch it! I am laughing picturing the scene. How do they grow up so fast???

  64. hippos toes says

    She is so sweet, and looks so happy. I can’t imagine…they do grow up so fast. My son is only 20 mos, but I say “girls bad, except for mommy, aunties and g’mas” πŸ™‚ Gotta love every second of them πŸ™‚

  65. Well, you know, Moose asked me to type that up for him. He has his own thoughts, he told me. πŸ™‚

  66. PS love the new slide show (that’s new right?). Your kids have SUCH pretty red hair. I always wanted to be a redhead.

  67. What a gorgeous little girl. So poised!

  68. Carrie and Troy Keiser says

    she is looking very pretty and grown up in this shot! A few yrs back my oldest daughter caught the bouquet and my oldest son caught the garter! No age limit!

  69. Aww! What a beautiful girl. Great picture.

  70. All I have to say is…
    Don’t blink!

  71. at least she is holding the bouquet and smiling. That’s a dangerous place to be. You can lose an eye or a limb out there with all those single women after those flowers.

  72. What a beautiful girl! Wow! All those poor single ladies who now need to wait for your daughter to marry. LOL

  73. Munchkins and Music says

    Hey Angie, thanks for the question!
    A fortepiano is an early version of the piano. A fortepiano is larger and lighter than a modern piano because it doesn’t have a metal frame. The fortepiano was actually invented by a harpischord maker in the 18th century. You can go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMUb9nqnk8o
    to hear an example of a fortepiano.

  74. heehee!
    Sorry momma, but now you have to start planning her wedding. after all, it is tradition!!!

  75. so cute~! I can’t believe she caught it! it would have freaked me out too, but she looks really happy!

  76. I’d be freaked out by her catching the bouquet… She looks so cute in her dress!!

    I finally posted!!

  77. Stu Pidasso says

    wow. what a following!! You and Mama Kat are cornering the market on commentors. Quality rules I guess! Cute picture too! GB!

  78. She is growing up SO fast!! Love the dress… makes her look grown up.

    I’d freak too. Seriously. I mean in 8 yrs they will be driving. That is WAY TOO CLOSE! But a wedding? Shudder!

  79. I love this picture and yea I think I would freak out a little too.

    My post is so wordy but I did say something. πŸ™‚

  80. SgtSudsWife says

    She is so cute.

    I bet what happened was all the single women didn’t want to catch it.So they all stepped back when it came towards them.Leaving your insuspecting daughter to catch the beautiful bouqette.

  81. My first time to participate!

  82. Whoa, this is a crazy time for me, but I managed to whip up a wordful wednesday post. can’t wait to see what everyone else has up their sleeve.

    Angie….I can see why you couldn’t resist. CUTIE!

  83. Wow. It does make me re-think EVER taking my kids to a wedding. If they don’t catch the bouquet they cannot get married, right?!?! ;o)

  84. Wow how beautiful is she? Yeah, I would have freaked out too!

  85. Oh I have a daughter or two that would L-O-V-E to catch a wedding bouquet!
    And wear a pretty shiny dress with a bow!
    Aren’t weddings fun!?

  86. Multiplication & cursive…that was funny!

    Great picture! Beautiful girl!!

  87. Clark Captions says

    She looks so beautiful! I know what you mean about your little girlie growing up too fast…..Aspen will be twelve next month, and it seems like we just brought her home from the hospital! The time goes by so fast, you have to truly enjoy every minute!

  88. Naturally Caffeinated Family says

    I’m all linked up! πŸ™‚

  89. Front Porch Legacy says

    I’ll definitely be back next Wednesday!

  90. Jenni Jiggety says

    She’s a beautiful girl! I happen to have an 8 year old son if you are interested in arranging a marriage!

    Just email me and let me know what her dowry would be like…maybe we can negotiate something? πŸ˜€

  91. Great photo, great memory! Yes, time does fly too quickly.

  92. Anna Lefler says

    Omigosh, that photo is priceless! My daughter is about to turn 10 and I know exactly how you feel…it’s so magical and bittersweet – at the same time…

    * sigh *

    Thanks for stopping by and see you soon… Congrats on the new pad!



  93. “A mom who is realizing her baby isn’t so little anymore”…I’m with you! With my daughter nine years old now, I’m seeing that more every day.

    Such a cute photo!

  94. Cheryl Lage says

    What a little stunner—could she be anymore radiant? Better get ready to chase all the would-be suitors…she should wait ’til at least nine to make good on that bouquet! πŸ˜‰

    She is a doll…so are you for popping by my blog as you do! πŸ˜‰

  95. she’s so pretty. Who got married?

  96. She is simply stunning. Love your profile change….sunshine hoarder!

  97. She is gorgeous and definitely looks older than eight! Wowie, mama, you better lock that pretty girl up before she hits puberty! LOL

  98. She is adorable!

  99. WheresMyAngels says

    Wow, that is wild. I bet their were some tears from some single women!

  100. Mom Taxi Julie says

    My SIL caught mine and never got married so I don’t think you have to worry about it too much :O) She’s adorable!

  101. bermudabluez says

    Hi there! Ran across your blog….your daughter looks so pretty…love the dress!! But yeah…I think there really should be an age limit!

  102. Your daughter is beautiful. Enjoy each moment because before you know it, she’ll be the one tossing the bouquet.

  103. Your daughter is beautiful.

  104. I am so bugged! I have been so busy lately that I have not had much time to blog! I missed yesterday, but am going to spend part of today reading the blogs that linked here. Also congrats on the number of links. Did you make it to 100 last week? Happy blogging to you!

  105. wah…
    is she getting married soon?

  106. She looks absolutely beautiful. Hopefully the bouquet will wait 20 years before it puts its powers to use.

  107. Gunnisac Sandersons says

    I’m impressed she caught the bouquet. Way to go Grace! Angie, you have your hands full. She is only eight and already this beautiful. Wow, good luck!

  108. She is so darling and is obviously so proud of herself! Great dress!

    I’m such a dork–I posted on Wednesday–and totally forgot to come put my link in–the Octamom house does not run real efficiently when Octamom is tweaked out on cold meds!


  109. Okay, now I’m a super dork because you went on and put me on the list—and then I did it–and I can’t even blame the NyQuil for this one….

    Hugs and blessings (and I’ll try not to cough on you…)

  110. LOL! Did your heart about stop? My niece recently got married and my 9year old caught the bouquet. My heart almost stopped, but then I chalked it up to those lightening quick reflexes from playing soccer goalie!