“You should post on your blog again” my brother Bradlyn stated. I should do a lot of things. But he is right, i should post on my blog. Since i last posted… two siblings, an aunt, and a cousin got married. I attended three non-related weddings this summer as well, to make a total of 7 weddings. I don’t have lots of pictures lined up right now but i have a few… First my brother Bruce married Sheila Gingerich on May 16. Our family travelled to Ohio for the wedding. Photo credits Daryl Musser Photography
my big brother married off!
it rained at their wedding but they were very good sports. :)
Aunt Marta was there faithful as ever. we got to return the favor and help her a few weeks later… but I’m getting ahead of myselfI can’t talk about Erica’s wedding and not mention two specific people. namely Rachel and Sheryl Gingerich. Erica and I met Rachel and Sheryl almost ten years ago when our family visited Belize while their family served there for two years. We’ve kept up ever since. They flew in from Iowa, a week before the wedding and pitched in wherever needed. And that was a lot of places! Just saying.
it was fun just being with sheryl
she married Colton Webb. photo credits emelemphotography
three weeks later my aunt Marta married Curtis Stauffer on June 20. photo credits margie yoder.
all the nieces and Marta
That was a crazy day. My shoes gave out between the wedding and the reception so I took them off and went barefoot while serving the bridal table. some people seemed to think it gave me extra energy or something. :) I guess i was running ahead of schedule. ha ha pun intended. other things that happened… i visited my other family in ohio for a few days. i got to putter around in the greenhouse and act like i was helping. the one day was really slow and i got to just chill with my ex-co-workers. good conversations can be had sitting on the floor in a greenhouse
the youth girls went camping one night. we decided to rough it and took only a tarp with the idea to sleep under the stars. well, what do you know, it rained the entire night. 12 hours of hard rain with no way to leave. we were on an island and the only way to get back was by boat. we were afraid we’d get lost on the lake at night. so we got into our sleeping bags an told stories and waited it out. in the morning some of the girls’ feet were wrinkly form being in water all night. the next day it cleared up and we went out on the lake and got tans so we were happy.
the wagler cousins went on our annual beach trip. we had a bit of trouble. first a friend said we could stay at her house on hilton head. three days before we were to leave it fell through and we could no longer get that house. so we frantically searched the internet for houses. finally we found a condo in north myrtle. we five younger ones went down a day early and didn’t think about the fact you normally have to be 21 to check into a house. so 4 hours from home and they wouldn’t let us check in. another frantic search and we found a hotel that turned a blind eye while we checked in. the next day the older ones arrived and signed so we could, at last, get into our condo.
there have been various reunions and trips as well but this post is long enough. y’all have a great day!