April 9th is the day that the world was blessed with the arrival of the Rhoades’ twins Madilyn and Mason. The day started a little rough as we fish tailed all the way to Kettering Hospital. Honestly we did, it snowed don’t you know. The snow that day will make for a nice intro into the telling of this story for years to come. I’m sure at some point it will probably be a blizzard but If you know the new daddy, he always says, “you never let facts get in the way of a good story”. Once arriving at the hospital there was a lot of nervous anticipation that was creating almost slap happy behavior by most in attendance. Mom was in great spirits and greeted the army of hospital staff, that always seemed to be lurking, with a smile. Today, the crescendo of a ton of days of anticipation, was finally here. The day that a husband and wife become a mommy and a daddy.
Snow? Wait is that Snow out there? As the sun popped up over the horizon most of Cincinnati was blanketed in a light snow. That didn’t put a chill on the wedding festivities that were about to begin. As the ladies were beginning the process of getting their hair and makeup done at Alba Beauty Studio the snow was all but gone. Sam and Sara are the perfect match of sass and fun with a huge helping of kindness. I seriously doubt they have ever met a stranger. Their love for each other is exuded in all that they do. As the wedding began at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center you could see the anticipation building to begin their new life as husband and wife. The wedding service was a fun representation of who they are with songs reflecting their personalities, they even took time for a celebration dance after the big kiss. If the wedding ceremony was a reflection of the love they feel for each other the reception represented their playful side. I truly think the dancing would have lasted well into the morning if it would have been allowed. I guess I should clarify that I don’t mean dancing by just them or a few people it was everyone. The dance floor was jam packed with smiles and love, and even the occasional twerk, the whole evening.
Sam and Sara, congratulations on your new life together and I wish you a life that includes more love than the day before.