Sunday, July 20, 2014

Preparing for the Wedding

Preparing for the wedding was a lot of fun.  We had about two and a half weeks to get ready.  I think one of the reasons it was so fun is because it was all we had to do.  When we are home in Nondalton we are always being pulled by all the things that need to be done.  The phone never stops ringing and there is always something that needs fixing.  As a family for 2 1/2 weeks we were all working together on the same project and it was fun!
 Deborah took the time to teach Sarah to ride a bike.

The flower girl and the FGSS trying on their wedding clothes.

Trey's mom Tracy made all of the bridesmaids dresses except Abigail's.  Abigail wanted to tailor hers since she was eight months pregnant at the wedding.  It turned out great :)

 We had the scrap man come and haul off a lot of metal that we had been wanting to clean up eleven years ago when we were living there.  The coming wedding was a good excuse to finally get it done.

 Quentin, Paul and Dayton deciding how to attach the wagon wheel to the ceiling.
 Paul getting it done.

 It's amazing how well the steel building cleaned up.
 Tracy and Deborah hanging decorations.
 Quentin lifting Anna and Tegan with the loader to hang the bunting.

 The ladies took a trip to Fargo shopping for the wedding.  We were exhausted by the time we got to Costco to shop for the food.  The van was already full and we still had this much more food to fit in :)  Notice the pizza's stacked on the cart for loading.  When we left early that morning we planned on buying pizzas at Costco and bringing them home for supper.  It was about 10:30 pm before we made it home.  The guys back home scrounged something up for supper and still had room for pizza when we finally got home!
 We made it!

 The guys put the finishing touches on the chuppa...
 ...and put it in place.

 Quentin and Tyler decorating the drink truck.

Paul and Deborah took a few minutes to sit together.

 Grandma Effie's farm made a great campground and as the wedding guests gathered we had a wonderful weekend together.
 The Lance's brought their volleyball net and we had fun playing a lot of volleyball.

 We weren't sure what we should use for the chair dance so Paul and I volunteered to test a few options out. It was immediately obvious that the first bench we tried out was not going to work.  We didn't even have time for a picture before we almost fell off.
The guys did their best to send us flying off the picnic table (or at least that's the way it felt to me) but we hung on and decided it would work well for the chair dance :)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Baby Announcement

Praise Yahwh!!!

Trey and Deborah have a little baby that is due next February.
God is good!!!

Behold, children are a heritage from Yahwh, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate. 
(Psa 127:3-5)

A Song of Ascents. Blessed is every one who fears Yahwh, Who walks in His ways. When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants All around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed Who fears Yahwh. Yahwh bless you out of Zion, And may you see the good of Jerusalem All the days of your life. Yes, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel! 
(Psa 128:1-6)

Paul and I feel blessed beyond measure to see our children's children.  Thank you Yahwh.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Fun Photos

After the wedding we took some time to take some photos.

 The guys.
 The girls.
 The wedding party.
 The Brendemuhls and the Lances.
 The Lances.
 Shannon and Tracy with Trey and their new daughter-in-law.

 The new Brendemuhl Family photo :)  (already outdated with Ronen's arrival)

Paul and Susan with Deborah and their new son-in-law.

We want to give a huge thank you to Grandma Effie (Paul's Mom) for hosting the wedding.  We all had a wonderful time and the farm was beautiful.

My next post will be "The Announcement."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Wedding Feast

 We are so grateful to April Litfin and all the  ladies who prepared the wedding feast.  They did an awesome job, particularly since they were working out of a farm shop instead of a commercial kitchen :)

 Paul's Dad was an aerial crop sprayer and he used this truck to haul water.

 We had a lot of fun cleaning up Grandma Effie's steel building and getting it ready for the wedding feast.
 Their first dance.

We had fun dancing some Hebraic dances.

 Abigail made the cool cake.