The photographer wouldn't let me see Amber before the "reveal" moment. I wasn't familiar with this custom in the least. I didn't get it. I just wanted to see my beautiful daughter in her dress and I didn't quite understand the photo op part of the deal.
I was instructed to stand in a certain place and stare out the window. Amber would come up to me, tap me on the shoulder, then I would turn around and have my chance to see her, with the multiple clicks of the camera making up the sound track.
Okay, I get it now.
I turned around and went from, this is silly--just let me see her already, to a mess of emotions in about a quarter second flat. I couldn't help myself. As soon as I laid eyes on my stunning young lady, I melted right then and there. I didn't hear the clicks of the camera. Time, sound and everyone and everything froze in that moment. My face started utilizing muscles I didn't realize I had as it instantaneously started quivering all over; a brief prelude to tears.
If I was distracted before, with all of the preparations and helping organize the events--this reveal suddenly brought me back to full attention. I could have looked into her eyes and exchanged tears and "I love yous" all night long.
Unofficial photo from attendee: Walking Amber down the aisle. Once again, my face started contorting in several ways as emotion took hold of the controls. The official wedding photos will be coming soon. Amber has given me permission to publish this for my blog. My beautiful daughter has a new last name: Eakins. It easily rolls off the tongue. Amber Eakins works well. She once had a boyfriend named Gander. I'm glad she waited for the right last name.
I couldn't resist sharing another photo of this little man. My grandson Noah had a blast at the reception. It was fun watching him have so much fun.
Today has been a day of rest. My body feels incredibly sore! If I hadn't had a remote today, I'm not sure I would have left my apartment. It was a short, two hour broadcast from a big baseball tournament.
I ate well today and despite not having an intentional workout on this designated day of rest, I still received a Fitbit calorie adjustment of 210. I'll be well with that!
My Tweets Today:
Good morning! Dark roast with sugar free hazelnut creamer (1 tblspn per cup. 2 cups. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/tqAcjgSl9V— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 31, 2015
3 wht/1 whl egg omelet w/green pepper & red onions, olives (8), provolone (2), Pnpple (8.2oz), cntlpe (237g). 488 cal pic.twitter.com/UjhsjsZ9uY— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 31, 2015
Packing a to go (late) lunch for my broadcast this afternoon. Apple, chicken breast (2oz), muenster (2slices). 271cal pic.twitter.com/OthZQHfOfr— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 31, 2015
Broadcasting from a baseball tournament this afternoon. 32oz water. 4 cups. #wateraccountability pic.twitter.com/eahKipPQUp— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 31, 2015
Relaxing Sunday evening: Veggies in the pan, sirloin on the grill & dark roast w/sf hazelnut (1tblspn). 2cups= 60cal. pic.twitter.com/rcsl9qUUBb— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 1, 2015
8oz sirloin w/sautéed sweet potato (164g), onions, mushrooms, green & yellow pepper, asparagus & green beans. 526 cal pic.twitter.com/5j0w6zfxJU— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 1, 2015
Dessert. 3/4 tostada shell, natural peanut butter (24g), 18g all-fruit sf peach, 1/3 apple. #lastfoodofday 265 cal. pic.twitter.com/0rI12ia4gL— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 1, 2015
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