This past weekend we loaded up and drove back to Nebraska for a full weekend of Wedding themed fun! And as an added bonus, Ellie, Louie and Erin were all home as well. We got in Friday evening and got a good nights sleep before the next jam-packed day.
Saturday Ellie and I hosted a wedding shower for our cousin, Asha. She and her fiancé are getting married the last weekend of September and we can’t wait to welcome Michael into our Eberspacher family. The wedding shower was a brunch, filled with lots of breakfast goodies: quiches, fruit cabbobs, scones, a parfait bar and of course lots of piping hot coffee. We played a few fun games that let us share some fun memories that we have of the bride-to-be, which of course had us all laughing and reminiscing together. I felt blessed enough to share the devotional for the morning; a few encouraging words to Asha about the beauty of marriage. It’s only going to be the most wonderful time of her life, right?
Asha got some awesome gifts! Having only gotten married 4+ years ago, it’s already amazing the new kitchen gadgets out there that she registered for. I might have to add a few to my own Christmas list, like this one:
Saturday afternoon after the shower, Eric and I took a drive out in the truck to scope out our land. Eric and his dad had been out looking at it earlier in the morning, trying to decide on some tentative plans for our future. He took me out later to walk over everything. As I stood in the field, looking over the pond and the rolling hills, I was taken aback. I tried to hold back my emotions, but the tears started to fall – there was nothing I could do about it. This spot, this very spot where I was standing, was where we are going to build the rest of our lives. I was so grateful.
That evening, we left Nora with her Aunties and Uncle and we headed out to a wedding for Eric’s dear friend from high school, Chrissie. She and her now husband Bobby had a lovely wedding at the Methodist church in downtown Lincoln and threw a beautiful reception afterwards at The Jasmine Room. Her colors of navy and gold made the reception room glow beautifully. My favorite touch of the night was the centerpieces made of their law school books (both of them work at the same law firm in Lincoln). It was a great night to celebrate love!
Me and my hot date!
After one last 4-wheeler ride, lots of food and sad goodbyes, we packed up and headed home Sunday afternoon. Kim and Sheila are coming down tomorrow morning to watch Nora while I work this week, so she will continue to get lots of attention while they are here.