overjoyed with love sparkles...

As of late, my heart has been like a firework, overjoyed with love sparkles. It's been doing flippity flops and dancing around saying "yay love!" My not-so-silent cheers started in Oklahoma (more on that soon) and burst with joy when seeing one of my favorite people, Bethy, getting married. To start, I love that she married a Deutch-man! Since I am always trying to practice my German, the wedding was a perfect opportunity for me to try! Although, in fairness, they didn't have much of a choice, since my first greeting to them was saying "Oma lächeln!!" (Grandma, smile!) -- mind you, I hadn't spoken one word to them prior and was s l i g h t l y late (I'm still so sorry!) to the dress rehearsal because Waze failed me, I digress.Seriously though, her wedding was magical. Actually, I think all weddings are magical. Anything celebrating LOVE is my absolute favorite. But Bethy's wedding was truly perfect. There was something about it that made it my favorite wedding to date. My dear other lovelies, I assure you that your wedding was also perfect - inthatmoment and I'm also sure that there will be other weddings/events that move me just as much....I am a such a sap!There was a point when tears just fell down my face. It happened when Bethy and Christopher had their first dance. I looked around the room and saw all of my friends, paired with their significant others, holding hands, smiling and looking out to the happy pair sharing in quiet whispers to the ear - secrets that we could not hear - secrets we needn't here. There was just so. much. love. My heart swelled in such a way that there was no room except to allow big giant teardrops to fall. It was beautiful.Georgia, in her four-year old concern, asked what was wrong, "Auntie Kim, why are your tears falling?""Nothing, love. I am just so happy."**Here are a few photos from the wedding. The rest can be found here.Not pictured: The flaming croissants I burnt every morning while trying to run them through the toaster. I love the way the butter warms and the bread crisps, but I really did start them on fire almost every time. My impromptu wedding speech -- which I did not rehearse...my opening line..."Dear Bethy, the one who used to call me 'Cashew Chicken' in our college radio show..apparently, not everyone finds this as a term of endearment! oh well! Hopefully, I made it up in the middle of my speech when I asked the entire audience to close their eyes and make a wish for the new couple. It ended with my gratitude for them because seeing their love reminded me of the importance of love sparkles. I am still thankful. My coronation to becoming the "President" of our college girl group. Yes..this happened and I was tickled pink. I just love those girls! | I can't wait to practice German for the next year because Bethy and Christopher are moving to NYC for one year! Yay me! Hopefully they are just as excited.**IMG_9598IMG_9572IMG_9588åThis is part of a German tradition called, Polterabend. The night before the wedding, guests break China as symbol of good luck!IMG_9569IMG_9666Screen Shot 2013-07-09 at 11.12.26 AM.pngIMG_9776IMG_0027IMG_9943IMG_0094IMG_0101IMG_0197IMG_0226Screen Shot 2013-07-09 at 11.46.12 AMIMG_0284IMG_0287IMG_0312IMG_0408IMG_0418IMG_0421IMG_0464 ❤