Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Our Nephew's Wedding

This week for Wednesday's Walk I thought I would share some pictures from our trip last week to Nebraska for our nephew's wedding. If you would like to join in today, just click on the button below and link up your story with Mr. Linky.

John and I drove our van on our trip to Nebraska last Thursday, to attend our nephew's wedding. Our daughter Lisa and her husband Brad, (who was the pastor officiating at the wedding), and their daughter Bailey followed us in their car.

I snapped some pictures along the way and said to my husband,... "when we drive this route you can sure tell we live in Kansas"! Lots of farmland and flat land, cows, horses, silos, wheat fields, and corn fields, etc. It is kind of nice to just get out of town, away from the hustle and bustle of life and just look out at the green fields and blue skies and clouds.

We stopped in a little town called Cawker City and took some pictures of "The World's Largest Ball Of Twine!" Can you believe that? ((smile)) It is 40 feet around and weighs over 17,000 pounds. Who would ever think of making the world's largest ball of twine??? Crazy! ((smile))

The wedding was nice and my son-in-law did a good job officiating, but I think it was the shortest wedding I have ever attended. It only took 15 minutes! The bride and groom wanted it that way. The dinner, reception, and party however lasted the rest of the night.

It was nice to spend time with family and friends, and a good time was had by all.
But I found myself wondering how this little curly haired nephew of ours grew up so fast? There he was standing next to his little dark haired beauty with stars in his eyes and love in his heart, pledging to love and to cherish from this day forward as long as they both shall live.

I do hope that Simon and Glynna will live happily ever after! And that God will bring many blessings into their life together.

It doesn't seem that long ago when John and I had a reception at that very same Country Club, (the old building though), as we started our life together.

And yet it is possible that before too many more years pass by, we will start attending some of our GRANDCHILDREN'S weddings! Life indeed flies swiftly by. Every day truly needs to be treasured.

Me taking pictures and being silly!

My John doing a good job driving...oh I love this man!

Kansas= blue skies, white clouds, green fields,... a beautiful day!

Kansas Road to Cawker City

Bailey in front of The World's Largest Ball Of Twine!

Lisa, Bailey and I

John and I

Brad and Lisa

Pastor Brad

Our niece played the music

John read Scripture

Three of our Aunties

Taking their vows

The happy Mother and Father of the groom

The new Mr. and Mrs. leaving the church

The bride and groom cutting the cake
I love weddings!!!
Thanks for letting me share this with you today.


Kim said...

Hey Linda, I've never been to Kansas but it looks beautiful. I enjoyed reading your post and looking at your pictures.You are so right.. time does fly by so fast. My oldest just turned 26 last Saturday. Thank you for your continued prayers for my family.

Kristin said...

How beautiful! I love weddings too, so much in fact that I was getting tears in my eyes just looking at your pictures! LOL!!

I love the picture of you and your daughter and granddaughter....that was so pretty!

Best wishes to the new couple! :)

Deanna said...

Dear Linda,
You are so pretty in your classy sunglasses. You have a cute nose...bet others have told you that.
This post is wonderful!
The Kansas scenery is some of my favorite. Some have said that you can see for miles, kind of like seeing out to sea. There's a beauty to this.

Congrats to the newly weds. May they be very happy. This memory in the making was beautiful.

So glad I dropped by to see and read your post.

Verna said...

I am ever so glad I found your blog. I enjoy reading every minute of it. Every word.

Thanks for allowing me to copy and paste that poem from the prior post, today I shared it with Julie, my co worker, when she was having a bad day. It made us both smile in a day where all kinds of things were happening around us.

Glad you got to go to the wedding and enjoy it with family and friends. Congrads to the newly weds and lots of years together.

Have a great day,

Holly said...

Weddings are fun! I've never seen someone wear a short wedding dress like that! Interesting!

I wonder who ever came up w/ the idea to make that ball of twine. Maybe someone w/ a little too much time on their hands? lol

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing such a lovely memory.

Raisingarrows said...

Fun pictures! Now I'll have to take the children on a road trip to see that ball of twine!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Love these pics...what a sweet wedding, and beautiful too! Looks like you had fun, Linda. Blessings to you...

Sally-Ann said...

I have never been to Kansas, so thanks for sharing your photos! I love the big ball of twine! Wedding photos are great. So glad that everyone had a wonderful time

A.D said...

Linda, your blog is a delight! thank you for sharing...Hello by the way, my name is Ana

Lisa said...

Oh such nice pictures and you are such a doll! Loved the shot you took of yourself in the car!

Debbie said...

I love weddings too! I love the bride's dress; so beautiful. What a special memory to share with us. And by the way, I LOVE the photo on your sidebar of you and your hubby at the Grand Canyon. I live in Arizona!

Kate said...

So glad you made the trip to the wedding! I love the bride's dress!! I love all the pics!

Julie said...

What great pics! Thanks for sharing! It is amazing how time flies!

Veronica said...

Linda...I'm glad you had a great time on your trip to the wedding. That was neat to see the picture of that huge ball of twine!!! I was almost getting teary eyed too when I read how you mention that you can't believe how fast the time has flown by. My little girl is turning four tomorrow and I sometimes wonder where I've been all this time.

Thanks for sharing the pics of the wedding. I haven't been to a wedding in forever just looking at your pictures made me feel like I was right there too:)

Love ya lots,

Kathryn said...

Thanks for sharing! Such a beautiful bride, & all the family look so happy.

The wedding we attended Saturday was very short too. I think it was 12 or 15 minutes total (as opposed to our high mass wedding with communion that lasted over an hour). And the entire thing was very short. From the beginning of the wedding until we sent the bride & groom on their was was only 3 hours. I was surprised.

Glad you had a good time. We got lots of country pics, too, but of a different type. I forgot Kansas & Nebraska are so flat!!! :)

Lynnette Kraft said...

It looks like you all had a great time. It was so nice of Lisa and fam to go - and for Brad to do the service.

I enjoyed your car pics. You and Dad are so cute. :)

I love ya.
Lynnette :)

Jennifer said...

There is no such thing as an ugly wedding - the pictures are always beautiful! I LOVE her dress....and I have to admit that cake is pretty impressive, too! I wish the new couple all the best!!

One comment - who knew a place called CAWKER CITY even exsisted?!?! Too funny....I guess I need to get out in the world more!

Lenna said...

Such a beautiful bride. I love weddings. And isn't it amazing how fast those little ones grow to be big ones? I remember as a child thinking time moved so slow. The older you get the faster it moves.

Christina said...

Beautiful Pictures!

I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog & writing such nice things. Your family has been such an inspiration to me.

Your new blogging friend,

Kari said...

Thank you for reading and commenting on my Walk Down Memory Lane post. Kids are the best! I think without them, life would be a bore! I enjoyed your post. I have tons of family in Nebraska and Wyoming, so it was like going on a visit :o) Have a great day!
ps...I loved your outfit!

Abigail Kraft said...

It looks like a beautiful wedding! :) I like weddings too. I love all of the pictures of you guys. Everyone looks so great all dressed up. :) Tell Bailey that she looks awesome in her dress for me!

I'm painting my dresser (not the big white one...a different one that's smaller) and a little rectangular table black. I need to work hard this weekend at finishing everything up! :) Hopefully I'll get to hang out with you and Grandpa soon even though I spent all of my birthday money on paint! Heehee. Your pool is open I presume, so maybe we could go swimming. I also have a couple of gift certificates that I haven't spent yet. :) Maybe we can work something out in the next couple of weeks. I miss you guys!

Yes, I do have hardwood floors underneath everything, and that would be so beautiful! But there's this black tar-like stuff scraped all over the top of it. :( It would be really really hard to get off and I'm not even sure we could get it off. We might consider doing that if we ever have the time and motivation to figure it out. :)

Love you!

Linda said...

Thanks everyone! I am glad you enjoyed the post and pictures. I appreciate each of your comments. It is great having all of these "pen pals"!!!

Have a fun-filled weekend.