Saturday, June 22, 2013

Skyler and Mara's Wedding

While in Iowa we took a weekend detour to Mitchell, SD for the wedding of our niece Mara.  She is the first of the Herman cousins to be married!  The cousins had a great time together at the wedding reception/dance and at the hotel swimming pool.   The pictures are not great as I did not have my good "indoor" lens with me.

First dance as husband and wife

The "big" kid table

Russ and Renee

Andy, Renee, Karsten, Russ and Seth with Karl in the background

The "not-quite big kid" table

Sisters of the bride:  Sara and Leah

More big kid table

Grandpa with Alethea

They were nice to each other!

Father/daughter dance

Seth and Kristina

Sara and Leah helping Mara unroll the toilet paper before Skyler.  Too slow--Skyler wears the pants in the family!

Group dancing

Leah got Seth out on the dance floor!

Whooping it up in the "Chicken Dance"

Parents of the bride--Keith and Beth

Renee and Andy

Friday, June 21, 2013

Trip to Iowa Part 2--Play

Although the guys worked hard on roofing projects, we all still found time to play and enjoy time with family and friends.

Fishing/Swimming at Hyman's Pit:

Enjoying time with friends:

Anna and Sophie

Lydia and Kate

Sarah with Caleb and Nicolas

I missed getting a picture of the Scheaffer family when they came over to see us, but we loved seeing them again and meeting baby Ruth for the first time.

Family fish fry:

Washer games:

More cousin time:

We are so thankful for God's provision:  Zoe was spayed while in IA and recovered wonderfully, safe uneventful travel to and from Michigan, safety on the roofing projects, Russ being able to preach in Hull, and only fairly minor issues with our van (we won't talk about our water heater right now).  We appreciate our families more than ever and thoroughly enjoy the time we spend with them.  Love these Iowa pictures that Caleb took before his morning run:

Summer Begins and Trip to Iowa Part 1--Work

Summer break began with roofing projects, three in Grand Rapids and two while in Iowa.

  #1--Fellow seminary student's home:

#2 Our shed:

#3 The addition above our garage needed redo/repair:

#4 Uncle Bubbs' House:

#5 Uncle David's House: