June 20, 2009

Josiah and Adam’s Wedding

Now that we are home, and can take time to think and breathe, I thought I would back track and post of few photos of Josiah’s wedding, and give a little more detail from our side of it.

David and I arrived on Friday afternoon, the 22nd of May. We (we being Kelly Ram, Melanie Tvete and myself) had jut enough time to talk with Josiah about the dress she was going to wear. LONG story, the dress she wanted to wear was a mess! We decided that we would go with it anyway, and Kelly would do a lot of sewing the next day to fix it up. Then we headed off to the rehearsal.

disorder Disorganization. Who goes where when?

rehersal Rehearsal

Saturday was spent fixing the dress, packing up Josiah’s belongings, making sure everyone ate, and cleaning up any messes we made. Not only did Josiah need a dress ready for the wedding, she also needed to be moved out of the house so her Dad could move in the next week (she was living at their place until their other place was sold)

Then Saturday night there was a party so Josiah and Adam could spend time hanging out with friends who came for the wedding.

David and Adam David talking with Adam

Blanket Adam and Josiah playing with the blanket Kelly gave them as a gift.

blanket 2 They really do like it.

Spoons They also liked the spoons we gave them!

Sunday, Wedding Day. Last minute preparations. One last fix on the dress, and then a re-fixing after Kelly sewed it shut… oops. A little Church service and some breakfast. helping the bride get ready. A whirl-wind of activity!

flowers I’m putting the last touches on Josiah, her crown of flowers.

ceremony The ceremony!!

kiss The sealing Kiss

last one for the road One last photo before we left.

On the way home, after already taking a wrong turn, I realized I left my fruit bowl and wood spoon at the reception! Sigh, we turned around to get it, but everything was cleaned up and locked up by that time. So Josiah, if someone picked it up for me, could you hold it until we visit next time? Thanks :)

Then, we went home, getting home by midnight, or there abouts.

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June 16, 2009

The Past Few Weeks

So much has happened in the past few weeks that I thought the easiest way to catch up is to give you a photo time line of it. (At least if I have appropriate photos)

May 14-16, 2009 - I mark 10 years of being diabetic.

Hospital Stay (The only photo of me in the hospital)

May 22, 2009 - David and Rita’s 5th Wedding Anniversary! We spent All day together, even though it was in the car on the way to Josiah and Adam’s wedding in Ohio…

Wedding Photo

May 24, 2009 - Josiah and Adam’s wedding! A crazy weekend, as mentioned previously, but so good to be a part of it!

Josiah and Adam

May 26, 2009 - David has his Master’s Defense. I was able to go and enjoyed seeing him present the work he has been doing over the past 2 years. He passed!


May 29, 2009 - My Mom’s 60th Birthday (to be celebrated in August). David and I repack our car with camping gear and luggage and head start for Minnesota. We get as far as my sister’s in Ontario for the night.

Mom (Photo from Dad’s 60th Birthday last year)

May 30, 2009 - Drive from Ontario to the end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A beautiful quite drive! Except the rain and hail we had briefly before reaching the UP.

May 31, 2009 - Arrive to MN. Visit with David’s parents and brother, who is also visiting MN for the weekend.

Jon, Dad, and David (Photo from Christmas)

June 1, 2009 - David and I drove Jon to the Airport in Minneapolis and visit John and Heather while we were there. David was sick on the way home. Not much fun.

John and Heather (Rather old photo of John and Heater for kicks)

June 4, 2009 - Rested from being sick. Mom Hjelle and I worked on turning a favorite, but worn out, pair of jeans into a nice skirt.

June 5, 2009 - I had a coffee date with My Dear Deborah! She is a woman who I have been e-mailing for the past 6 months and she has been such an encouragement to me. It was wonderful meeting her in person! (Deborah, you are great! Thank you for a wonderful 2 hours, I came home floating!) After supper David and I headed to the Spoon Carver’s Gather in Milan, MN.

Deborah and Me (Deborah and Myself, and the skirt Mom Hjelle and I made)

June 6, 2009 - The Spoon Carver’s Gathering in Milan, MN. My reason for begging for a trip to MN. A fantastic day of talking with other spoon carvers. I hope to write more about it later.

Rita at Spoon Carver's Gathering

June 10, 2009 - A quick whirl wind of a trip to Sioux Center to visit Arie and a few friends. I visited with the Los’ and David with the Super.

Arie and Rita (Arie)

Rita and Cherie (Cherie)

June 11, 2009 - David, his parents and I made a trip to Itasca State Park to see the headwaters of the Mississippi. We stayed in a hostel together overnight.

Mississippi Headwaters


June 12, 2009 - David and I drove the North Shore (of Lake Superior) all the way to Thunder Bay. Stopping a few times on the way.

David by Lake Superior

June 13, 2009 - After stopping at the Farmer’s Market, we drove from Thunder Bay to Sault St. Marie. one of the most beautiful drives I’ve ever driven. Our campsite was nicely located right by the beach.

On the way

Camp Site

Jume 14, 2009 - Drove from Sault St. Marie to my sister’s house.

Now we are home again, June 15, 2009. It was a wonderful trip, a crazy few weeks but good.

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