I must go back in time for just a bit. I forgot to tell you about the shower. Arranging the shower was tricky timing. My folks live about 6 hours away, and would come to town about every 6 weeks, to check on us, and check in on Grandpa. I also knew they would be coming because of a nieces birthday, so we set the date for March 16th. My cousin Barb held it at her house, with the help of my other cousin Rhonda and her daughter Aimee.
It was so nice to meet friends and family
from each side.
A couple of weeks before the wedding, a midst packing, and unwrapping, and planting, and excavating, we were also trying to pull the closing of our house together. We had a visit home from Dan's cousin's for a baby shower, and graduations galore.
Jessica's baby shower
at Aunt Cocoa Beans
Wallace made a few new friends
Jennifer has also wanted some kind of arbor for her reception area. We were planning on making the reception hall into a backyard. Our idea was an outside reception inside. All the homey, fun elements of an outdoor reception without the threat of rain and NO bugs! She had been talking to Grant and Dan about this for sometime so one Sunday afternoon we went down to the property and gathered up some nice branches, and smaller trees from some of what we had to take down. Dan, Jen and Grant then put the thing together at home in the garage. They worked on it for a couple of hours and then asked me to come out and look at it. I wish I had taken a picture of the arbor then. But I snuck by and grabbed a few of it now. I will post more of it at the wedding soon.
I should have mentioned in an earlier post that we celebrated my Grandpa Shore's birthday in early April. He was 102. Although a little frail, he was still so sharp and quick witted. A week or two before the wedding he suffered a minor heart attack that landed him in the hospital for a little while. When he was released we were told that he would need to go to the nursing home side indefinitely, so they moved him from assisted living into the nursing home.