Thursday, April 16, 2009

For Claire

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When a friend in Arkansas sent me this clipping from the Sunday, October 8, 2006, edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, little did I know that the young lady in the picture with Ben would be my daughter-in-law two years later.

I doubt Ben knew it either, since I don’t think they had started dating. When he did ask her to dinner not long after that, Claire replied, “I think I could do that.” They’ve been inseparable ever since.

Claire is the second oldest of six children. I can only imagine what life was like in the Bennett household.

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She was a cute little girl, as you can see from these pictures in their wedding rehearsal video. I really do wish I could have known both of my daughters-in-law when they were growing up.

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Last weekend Ben and Claire brought us a DVD of their wedding pictures. In honor of Claire’s birthday today, I’d like to share a few of my favorites.

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6a00d8341c3afb53ef0111689d004f970c-320wi So that’s four April birthdays down and two more to go. For more Show and Tell on this Friday, visit Kelli at There’s No Place Like Home.

19 comments:

Jadehollow said...

Hey Kathy..
Thanks for sharing the photos of their wedding.. She's a beautiful bride.. Happy Birthday Claire!
Have a Blessed weekend.
Hugs,
Debbie

g said...

Oh, happy birthday to her!! And doesn't she look wonderful and so very happy at her wedding!

Sandra said...

She has a beautiful smile. That joy looks like it comes from deep within!

Schotzy said...

She is adorable! A lovely addition to your family!

Gilly said...

You have a beautiful daughter-in-law! And I am sure she has a wonderful mother-in-law! It is so lovely when new members of the family can be accorded a real loving welcome, as you have done.

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope the weather here stays fine for your visit. England is really beautiful in autum (fall) - well, actually, its beautiful all the time!

A Hint of Home said...

Lovely pictures of a beautiful bride. Happy Birthday to her!

Robin said...

Such a beautiful young woman! Happy Birthday Claire!!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Robin :o)

TJ said...

My family is full of April birthdays too! Each spaced exactly a week apart.

I love all the photos, what a beautiful Daughter In Law you have.

Julie said...

What a beautiful daughter in law...thanks for sharing all the pictures...They make such a good couple! Have a wonderful weekend..julie

Raggedy Girl said...

What a great Show and Tell for this Friday. I loved it and I love to come and see the neat things that everyone shares.

Roberta Anne, the Raggedy Girl

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Great show and tell, and Happy Birthday to your DIL.
She is a very beautiful lady. Love her wedding pictures.
Molly

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Your blessed to have such a lovely daughter in law. Happy birthday!

Tracie said...

what beautiful pics & memories to cherish. he smile could light up the darkest room! arkansas dem-gaz.. that's my neck of the woods! passing through next weekend.. will have to pick up a paper for ol time's sake.. LOL ;)

blessings,
Tracie

ann said...

how wonderful that you love your dil's so much.that makes it sooo much easier.
she is a lovely girl.and they make a very handsome couple.good luck Kathy...ann

xinex said...

Your daughter in law is lovely and Ben and her make a perfect couple! Beautiful pictures, Kathy, I really enjoyed them..Christine

Valerie said...

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for dropping by on my Pink Saturday post. Hope LBeau is on the mend and it's nothing too serious!

What a sweet tribute to your beautiful daughter-in-law! I'm loving that pic of her peeking in thru the church doors and the other of Ben and her first dance together!

Blessings,
Valerie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wow! You do have a busy April -- I thought three birthdays were a lot (and we ended up just putting them all together) You have a beautiful daughter-in-law -- and what a lucky gal she is to have you for a mom-in-law!

Soosie said...

Claire..happy Belated Birthday..I am so glad you did come with a complete wardrobe..would hate to think Ben would have to finance all that..I loved seeing your wedding pics again..it was such a fun night. Thanks, Kathy for the great post..Susie..Go Kris Allen:>)

Kelli said...

What a sweet post and what a neat clipping to have!
~Kelli