Friday, October 25, 2013

A Beautiful Autumn Wedding!

Just over a month ago our sweet niece, Jessica McCrea married Matt Templeton in a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony. It was fun to spend the day visiting with family and friends. Here are a few pictures of the blessed event! 

I was a little skeptical when Michelle asked for wedding pictures from all of Jessica's Aunts and Uncles, but the family displays were very special.

My sisters Michelle, the mother of the bride, and Patty, wedding coordinator/decorator extraordinaire, giving some last minute instructions.  

A beautiful setting for exchanging vows.

Hmmm.... something was funny I guess.

I was in charge of the the cake display and then serving the cake later in the evening. It was quite rustic and lovely! The four flavors of cupcakes were delicious!!!

Let me clarify- I had nothing to do with how wonderful this display looked or how good the cakes tasted. I was just in charge of making sure everything was in the right place. The easiest thing I've done at a wedding in the last 15 yrs. I think. 

Since Matt is a Fireman/Paramedic, the four ushers were all firemen from four different fire districts. I loved their dress uniforms. Below - my nephew, Clint Wiley, ushers his mom Patty to her seat.

 In the family section,
My Sister-in-law, Nancy Eppert and her daughter Hannah & my niece Charlotte and her dad David Shawver.

 My Uncle Ronald and Aunt Peggy Eppert with Darryl.

My sister Sandy Shawver and her husband David.

Brother-in-law of the bride, Ben Gantz and his son Mac.

Clint performing his ushering duties flawlessly.

Cling escorting Michelle to her seat!

Kendra McCrea

Laura McCrea

Erin McCrea Gantz
 The Bride and her Dad. The dress is new but she wore her mother's veil.


Cousin Sam Eppert was the ring bearer.

Mom and Dad singing a beautiful duet for the happy Couple.

Clint and his girlfriend, Christina. 

 Two of the Bride's Sisters - Kendra and Laura.

The Reception!

 Grandma and Mac get ready to Party!

I apologize to Sandy and John that they were almost cut out of our family photo of the five of us. 
The 5 Epperts.

 Here are some close-ups of the McCrea Family display.

The following pictures are my Grandparents Wedding Pictures.
John and Mildred Eppert - Married Oct. 14, 1931 (I think)

Edward and Ruth Lofstrom - married about 1930

All in all it was a wonderful day and a joyful celebration! 
Congratulations Jessica and Matt!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Quilts, Birthdays and a Pioneer Museum

So much has happened in the last 3 weeks.
1. First off... I am sad! I accidentally deleted the pictures I took at Parker, Tyree's and Cali's Birthday Party on the 15th of September. :-(  Oh well, The birthday cupcakes were cute, the little girls were adorable and Cali was gorgeous as always!

Here are a couple pics I took off of Cali's facebook page.

2. Before leaving Idaho I finished quilting Cody's quilt. This quilt top was made from a quilt of the month series from Abbot's in Rigby back in 2005. I finished the top in 2006. And again I will say......I love my quilting machine. And in case you are counting, this quilt has 194,164 stitches.

All of my quilt tops are finished. I guess it's time to start making more quilt tops. I hope to make a blog post with my older quilts soon.
3.  Darryl and I left on September 17,  for our new job in Mississippi. On the way East we stopped at the Pioneer Village Museum in Minden, Nebraska. WOW! It's like the Smithsonian of the West! So much to see and learn about. Here are just a few pictures.

If you are ever crossing the U.S. on highway 80, block out a couple of hours and go to Minden, just south of Kearney, and take a stroll back in time at this wonderful world of history! Your kids will love it!

One of the interesting displays housed appliances used to make women's work easier. This entire room is full of washing machines from different eras.
Later this week I will post the pictures I took at my niece's wedding in Zionsville, Indiana and from our visit to Shiloh and Jason's!! Have a happy day!