Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband!

Jason and I have been married 6 years today! These are some photos of the memorable day!
The first is of the grooms part. Starting on the left: Vince(friend), Josh(my brother), Jason, Adrian(Jasons brother) Ben(friend) and Matthew(nephew). Ben and Vince were ushers.

The second photo is of the brides party. Starting on the left: Amy(Jason's sister) Me, Tiffani(my sister-in-law, Josh's wife) and Ashton(niece). Tiffani was my Matron of Honor

The last picture is pretty much self explanatory. Jason and me, the Bride and Groom!

It was such a beautiful day. The sun was out but it was a bit chilly. We had a really good photographer from Trotters photo. My sister-in-law, Tiffani, brought some yummy pulled beef for sandwiches. I loved my dress! My mom and I went on a dressing shopping date. We stopped at a shop in Litchfield, IL. My parents lived not far from there. I tried on plenty of dresses not knowing what style fit me best. I put this on, went out to the big mirror and both my mom and I knew this was the dress for me. It's an A-line style dress, ivory in color with flowers embroidered on the bodice and down the dress. We did go into Springfield to see if we could find other dresses but had zero luck. This dress was meant for me! The only thing I wish I could have done is perserve my flowers. I wonder if I could recreate it somewhat with silk flowers? Mmmm, I will have to look into that.

Our reception was simple but nice. My mother-in-law, Kathy, and sister-in-law, Amy provided the meal. It was sandwiches, slaw, chips, and other yummy foods! Our cake was from McArthurs Bakery. It was all chocolate with a basket weave design.

We stayed at a B&B in St Charles and then took off that Monday for the Gulf Shores where we spent our honeymoon.

Out of this union came 3 adorable boys: Nate, Jonathan and Riley!

Happy Anniversary Jason!! I love you and can't wait to spend the next 6 years and more with you!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Goodbye Grandpa, I will miss you.

Thursday night the 26th of March, my Grandpa Elmer passed away. I am very sad about this. I wasn't able to say goodbye to him. He is the only Grandpa I have known. My dad called me Friday morning to let me know that Grandpa had passed away. My Grandma was with him and they were at home. He was suffering from cancer. I am glad he is not hurting anymore. I have many wonderful memories of my Grandpa. I was honored to be a pall bearer along with my brother and 4 other cousins. My Aunt read a wonderful eulogy about my Grandpa. It described him perfectly! I will always miss my Grandpa.