First, the old man Oakdancer:
See, I used to have hair!
Rainbowchild and Oakdancer at
home trying out the new camera.
Willow and Oak at school sharing
|On December 28th, 1998 that all changed with my marriage to the most wonderful, caring woman I ever met. Amber moved from her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the weekend with help from her parents, who escorted her to Nashville where I took over the rental truck after spending the night (and posing for lots of pics for her folks!)||
Jo and Ed, Amberflame's Mom & Dad
We spent Sunday driving in and unloading the truck, and were legally married at the courthouse the following Monday (with only a small interruption for clarification over some of the wording of the vows.) *chuckle* After a short honeymoon that mostly consisted of a frantic 3 day week of unpacking we drove to Birmingham, AL to pick up the kids where they were enjoying a Christmas visit with their mother.
It's hard to decide who was the most nervous about meeting that first face-to-face meeting at my aunt's house, Amber or Rain and Willow, but after about 10 minutes they were all over each other, laughing, playing and having piggy-back rides, and we truly became a family.
Upper left: Amberflame gets acquainted with Rainbowchild and Willow.
Upper right: Rainbowchild gets a ride!
Below: The new family together at last.