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I'm back! I can't believe I missed Friday's Fave Five two weeks in a row, but I've been busy gaining a son-in-law, cooking for family, and going on a road trip to Oklahoma. I've so much to tell you!
Where to start ....
1. I guess I will share with you in chronological order. The first week that I was scarce in the blogosphere was taken up with numerous trips to Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart laying in supplies for the BIG DAY. Then all day Friday and up until 5:30 p.m. Saturday saw me running up and down the stairs at my church decorating and helping with the dinner for the reception. Elissa was a very big help with decorating, along with Daniel and Janae. Daniel, having just finished basic training, could move tables all by himself! Daniel's grandparents, aunts and uncle along with his mom did the cooking. Jim and I were the "go-fers!"
Those were two very exhausting days!
Janae's colors were black and silver.
I was wondering how Daniel's mom and aunt would incorporate those colors in the cake they were making. I think it turned out well, and we are so grateful for their hard work.
Janae is not a frilly person at all, so she opted for simple decor.
My 3 Daughters
Daniel and Janae
Jim, Daniel, Janae & Jerri
Everything turned out very well. We had approximately 95 people stay for the reception. We had plenty of food. Daniel's grandpa made excellent chicken and dumplings and everyone loved them.
I have to compliment my kids - what other newly married couple would stay afterward and help clean up? Daniel and Janae did!
2. After the wedding, my mom, sister and nephew stayed and visited through Thanksgiving Day. We went out to lunch one day, another day visited some cousins about an hour away, and I got to make them dinner three times. Once we had baked spaghetti, another day we had meatloaf, and of course, Thanksgiving Day we had turkey, ham and all the trimmings.
Unfortunately, I was so busy with cooking and visiting, I didn't take a single picture!
3. The next weekend we headed to Oklahoma with Daniel's mom and stepdad to take the kids their furniture. I'd never been to Oklahoma before. It was very windy! But I also got to see some great scenery. Here's just a few photos:
Here's a road picture I took standing above the road. McDonald's is built on top of an overpass! You can see the McDonald's sign's shadow across the road.
Daniel and Janae on top of Wichita Mountain.
Jim standing on a rock on top of Wichita Mountain.
Jim, Janae, Daniel and Me at Medicine Park, OK, by a waterfall.
4. My next favorite thing is that I didn't lose my pictures! While touring the Holy City of the Whichitas where there is a Passion Play performed every spring, I gracefully stumbled on some rocks and fell. My camera went flying and landed on a rocky path.
When I checked my camera, it said the memory card had to be formatted, and no pictures were showing up in the review window. I was crushed!
Seriously! I was so depressed.
I had some great photos - like the inside of this charming little chapel. A wedding ceremony was about to take place after I snapped this picture:
I would have hated to lose this photo!
But my brilliant daughter, Lissa, told me to not do anything with the memory card till I got home. She was able to put the memory card into her laptop and retrieve my photos for me! I'm so glad I have kids to help me with technology!
5. My last favorite thing to sum up these past two weeks is a new hot beverage to relax with: Hills Brothers English Toffee Cappucino! It's very yummy and soothing.
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