It has been a really long time since I posted any new posts. I mostly planned it that way, but December is also a very busy month. We have extra company all through the month of December for one thing, and usually plan some sort of trip and then with kids home from school.....blog time just ain't happenin'.
So this post is going to highlight just one of the big changes in our lives.
The marriage of our oldest daughter!
It is a very different stage of life when your children start acting like adults and making decisions on their own. And in this case Lorene getting married leaves not only one hole in our house and our lives, but two.
(Of course, since they are still storing some of their things in the basement, some of that isn't noticeable yet.)
I'll admit, I was getting worn out with complete care of Zane 15+ hours in a week, trying to keep my house tidy and meet the needs of everyone else in the house, but still, I find myself turning around to see where Zane is. We'll have to have him over real soon. (But, I want to finish my painting first.)
I'm not really capable, (at least at the moment, and maybe not ever) to write beautiful words of love and marriage, loss and gain, but here's the story:
Lorene and Aaron were married January 3, 2011 at the Buffalo County Courthouse at 10 am. They were attended by their immediate families who were dressed nicely in their colors, dark red and black. Lorene was 19 years old that day. After the brief ceremony, very bad pictures were taken at the bride's home and the party had lunch at San Pedro's. (During which the mother of the bride got sick and spent the rest of the day in bed. The illness had nothing to do with the food or the fact that her oldest daughter was married, she succumbed to a virus.) The bride and groom are living on the edge of Grand Island in a tiny little apartment.
Unfortunately, everyone else in this household (except Nathan who never gets sick at convenient times) played host to the virus eventually, which is part of the reason why I'm so late making any sort of post at all. For those who are dying to see pictures, here are the ones taken by someone who knew what they were doing. I am hoping that my very bad pictures can be salvaged, so that they can be used as family pictures this year.