Sunday, May 24, 2009

Celebrating Erin and Ben!

On May 16th my niece, Erin McCrea, Married her longtime sweetheart, Ben Gantz. The wedding was very elegant and beautiful and everything a bride could want. The reception was great fun and we had the opportunity to visit with friends and family we hadn't seen in years. This post has a TON of pictures in it. Not because they are so great, but so anyone who sees one they like can right click on it and save it to their computer.

The pictures of the empty hall and of the wedding party entering I will confess to taking plus a few other candid family photos. Most of the time I was too occupied with setting up and serving the cake and punch to take pictures, so thanks to David, Eric, Ryan, Darryl, Cody and whoever else grabbed my camera to get the rest of the pictures.

The Cousins immediately after the wedding.
The Aunts and Uncles with the Bride and Groom.

Uncle Chucks Rolling "Love Shack" Carried the wedding party to the reception.
Okay, The bridesmaid and Maid of Honor are (in order) Erin's sisters Kendra,
And Jessica with Ben's Brother.
The only Guys' names I remember are the Ring bearer, Zane, and one of the Groomsmen was Blaze! Sorry guys, I really was busy!
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Gantz entering the reception hall.
The Sampson's and the Schorr's. Katy, Aunt Nancy, Uncle Bob, Carter, Lucas and Paul.
Eric and Mary Sampson and Daughters, Abbi, Megan and Emily.
Tess and Audry Eppert coloring.
Sheryl and Randy Eppert, holding Samuel, and Aunt Peggy.
Aunt Peggy and Uncle Ronald Eppert.
Eric and Mary Sampson
Aunt Nancy and Uncle Bob Sampson

Erin dancing with her dad, Kevin.
The Eppert Kids.
My Brother John Wayne Eppert III, and from left to right, Michelle Rae McCrea (affectionately called Shelly by her siblings), Patricia Ann Wiley (always called Patty Ann) Sandra Kay Shawver (known to all family and friends as Sandy) and me, Cindy Sue.
This is the first time in at least 7 years that the five of us have been together.
A rare family treat! Siblings and their spouses all together.
Cody takes Aunt Sandy for a "Swing".
Gideon is fading fast.
Wow Jesse, it must be serious.... Maybe Ryan can come up with a good caption for this one... :-)
Kevin and his group "Graybeard" perform at the brides request! It was Great. They had us all singing along!
Ryan gets some sugar from Skye.
Sunday Afternoon the family went to Michelle and Kevin's to eat, relax, visit and watch the happy couple open their gifts.

Clint and his new buddy, little Adam.

Sandy, John and I all had to leave. The time we spent together was much too short. Let's not wait so long to get together again!
Thanks Erin and Ben for a wonderful week full of Memories!


Juen said...

Wonderful pictures Cindy. I can't believe you and your siblings. I still see Sandy as that tiny little black haired girl. Your brother looks like your dad and you look like your mom. What fun it is to see all of you together.
Do you know yet when you are going back to Idaho?

Darryl and Cindy Cunningham said...

Looks like it will be Sometime in July. I will let you know for sure.

Cali and Travis said...

It was a fun weekend. I hope we can find other reasons to get back together with the family soon.

Hillary and Jake said...

HMMMM..... My husband pointed out to me that the cake looks familiar, I wonder where you got that Idea.

Elaina said...

Love the pics and congratulations on the beautiful couple!