Takeing vows in the family farm cow pasture! Newleyweds leaving pasture to join guests! They rang the bell for the cows to come and the kids fed them corn...this was so cute! Ann was a little scared, but she ended up feeding the donkey that was in the pasture...Guess he was her size...lol Except for the topper, this cake was totally made from cupcakes! The theme was sunflowers! Not sure if you can see the cake topper real well, but she is pushing him off the top...how cute! In the evening they set a hudge pile of brush on fire! This was rather scarry, but thankfully everything went well. I hope you enjoyed these pictures...it was one of the simplest and neatest weddings I've ever been to. We really enjoyed it and thanks guys for inviteing us...Congrats on your new life together!!
As some of you know, Aunt JoAnn was not at our family reunion this summer, so when Donnie had to make a business trip to Ball State University out in Indiana, we snuck along and rode out with him. A quick round trip, but lots of fun. We were able to attend church with Uncle Talbot and Allen's family who had also driven 2 1/2 hours to see us I guess...not sure why they would do that...lol We had lunch at there house and were also able to see Beth and her husband! Here are a few pictures. I forgot my camera, so Donnie's phone had to do...lol Hope you enjoy! Can't forget about the clock. This was the kids highlight. They had never seen one of these. They waited patiently for the little bird to come out and anounce the 1/2 hour! It was cute watching Ann. We even had to hold off on the dinner prayer just for the birdie...lol Allen had gotten this for them from Germany on one of his tours in the Air Force I guess. Really a nice piece of art! The hot tub was awsome for these weary old bones. The kids really enjoyed the swimming pool, as for Donnie and I we kind of went back and forth to cool off every so often. Sure was relaxing... We loved the food at the Tumbleweed restoraunt. Had never heard of one before. At any rate, there was a chandaleer in there that we were all taken by. I'm sure it's fake, but awsome!! I think one of those would look good in my den!
Hope you enjoy! Sorry if your picture is not included. These are the only ones that turned out. I havn't had time to post these sooner, but I guess it hasn't been that long...lol Enjoy the rest of your summer because it is fast comming to an end. The kids are kind of dreading school starting. I'm sure the excitement will come when we go school shopping...hehe
As far as we know, no one taught her these moves. She has been in tap and tumbling, so maybe that did it??? I wish I would have had a video camera handy...Actually there is one on my camera, but I'm not real good at that in a hurry...lol Mom saw her first and saw the whole thing! My Mom's cousin Forrest Daniel came to our recent family reunion. I think he said he's been doing shows for the last 50 years!! I don't know, but he's real good at it and Ann Marie was taken with him and wanted to be his helper. I'm sure she got in his way a couple of times, but he enjoyed her help...lol I'll have to post more of the pictures later, but here are a few to get you through the holiday!! Introducing Uncle William to the Dummy...lol I think there was a joke there, but not sure????? You'd have to ask them... Thank you Uncle WIlliam and Aunt Marylyn for a wonderful family reunion. More pictures to come later! Wow, very impressive...these rings were cool!!! Best buds! If you didn't know it, you'd think she came with the show...hehe Vanya has picked up some card tricks off of Forrest Daniel!! He is so excited and no one can figure it out!! He wants to find a majic store now! Who knows maybe he can make some extra $ on the side. Doenisha, Donnie & I try to figure his tricks out, but I think Donnie is the only one that does, but he won't tell...hehe
I'm probably going to be dead for some of these pictures I've posted...:) This chair that Ann is sitting in has been handed down. Donnie's Grandma had gotten it for his Dad, then is was Donnie's and now it is Ann's.
Dad always said "Mom was a pretty bride!" Here are just a couple of pictures to remember their day! They would have been married 42 years. I'm grateful for the memories they both gave us as a family! They worked hard at raising us every day! Thank you Mom for your part! Just thought these pictures would trigger some fun memories for you! My favorite is the kiss...looks like you both were having a great time! Dad lived for kisses...lol
Looks like you were still finding rice...you never realize till it actually happens what a mess rice can be...lol Love you sooo much! Not sure how Donnie and I ended up almost sharing your Anniversary, but it's a nice time of year to have one!