Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday in CA

We slept in this a.m.

We had another person show up trying to serve the past occupants of our home.

The highlight of the day was springing Yuuki from the Doggie Prison Hotel. She was VERY appreciative!

I don't know that I'd ever seen her so happy to see Michael and me. She jumped, she danced, her tail wagged like a wild whirlybird.....

She repeated the scene when she saw our house and then the kids. They had her on a special sensitive stomach diet and said she didn't throw up we bought some and will see if this helps her "issues."

This afternoon we went to see Plane.  We picked up our mail box keys and the mail that had collected while we were gone. Lots of wall decals. ::snort::

We discovered Winco - and I experience quite a bit of culture shock. I've decided not to say more until I can process it a bit better. I was not appreciative of the attention one or two of our daughters garnered. I smiled big when Stacia broke into chorus' of "Jesus Loves Me" as we walked through the gauntlet. ::snort::

We've enjoyed having Bre with us today.

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

More Wedding Photos

Julie, my sister friend from WA, shared photos she took at the wedding.  Her perspective was different from others. I'm thankful to all who took photos and shared. 

Practicing coming down the stairs before the wedding - KICK - step - nice and slow

Some may be wondering about the black hair fripperies....Arielle and I purchased them in Korea. We weren't sure we'd wear them but in the end decided it was a fun touch. Hats were essential formal wear in the 1940's.

Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles were escorted in to their seat. Then our daughters. Michael and I began the procession down the stairs. This is a beautiful, historic hotel.

Then came groomsmen - Julie got some good ones of our sons

Zander - so determined to get this right - and he did


Jamin - Best Man 

Josiah as Groom 
 Stacia was very intent on walking to the beat, getting down the stairs, and flinging flowers. Being in this wedding will be a treasured memory for her. She loved everything: dress shopping, wearing grown up jewelry, hair fussing and the ceremony. She WAS nervous. 

Shelby's parents walk her down to Josiah

A charge

Josiah reads his vows - Phil 2 - good passage son! 

Shelby reads her vows - Monopoly wars to continue in this branch of the Gherkin family me thinks

Mandy and I light candles (Josiah in the front) table and then groomsmen

Josiah and Shelby light unity candle

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...