Showing posts from July, 2012

Our Trip...and Some Very Big News!

We set out.
Beautiful Elisha!
Eating Lunch!
All of us except Elisha : (

And here's the very big news--Erich Ehlinger and I are getting married!
Here's a summary of my side of the story... May 6th 2012, Dad asked me to have a talk with Mom and himself in the guest house. I was very, very surprised when Dad found it hard to say anything, and then told me that someone was interested in marrying me! Proverbs 3:5-6 became very meaningful to me as I sought the Lord for wisdom in this hugely important decision. I had liked Erich before, but marriage shouldn't be based on mere liking! What a blessing it was to have Dad and Mom's guidance and greater knowledge of Erich, and to know that his parents were very much in favor. "Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth." Through the next two months Dad, Mom, and I had many meetings in the guest house before bed …

A little bit, and then our family's Independance Celebration...

I love how Crystal and Ruth match all the time!
Too precious!

Deborah made us a cake Monday... (It was very yummy!)

Stephen and Deborah did a good job shucking the corn for our celebration on Tuesday!

Someone's plate!
We normally "do" sparklers--and feel very young--but we have never shot off fireworks before...

...until now! Wonderful! We sat or leaned on the old truck and watched them blaze away! It is so neat when they are close. Thanks Daddy!

Steven and Rebekah Benner Wedding!

Rebekah has been a wonderful example for me throughout the years we have known her. God's blessings on such a lovely girl in her new sphere of influence!
Awaiting the coming of the bride!
"To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part."  
The reception was at the Hutchin's Ranch--always a lovely place to have a party! Elisha looking beautiful while helping set up!
Mr. Schatte giving a final blessing to Steven and Rebekah... Esther enjoys the moment!
They both have blue eyes...

 You could hear the birdseed pelting them--no wonder they ran fast and made a speedy getaway!
As the wedding car drove away, "BAM!" over the trees ahead, a firework exploded! And then more in succession! It was justperfect.  Always at weddings there is a deflated sensation as the car drives into the distance, taking with it the reason for the party--but here it was "Oooh! Gorgeous!…