Anyways, I thought I'd post a few pics and videos from their celebration.
When you walked into the gym, you saw 10 wedding dresses hanging up. These 4 were Aunt Jess' on the far left, then my cousin Jan's, then Iris' who married my cousin Ken and on the far right is my cousin Carol's dress. On the other side of the stage were the 6 dresses from the grandkids who've gotten married so far, but I forgot to get a picture of them. It was neat to see how the styles had changed. These 4 all had sleeves (I like how they were all pinned together very prim and proper) and the other 6 all had either no sleeves or they were strapless.
Here's the happy couple.
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This is a video of their daugthers and their niece singing. I know it's a little on the old fashioned side, but isn't it beautiful? I love the harmony. The lighting was really bad in the gym, so, sorry about the quality of the videos and pictures.
Here's the whole family ... kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.
My parents came out for it as well, so it was nice to see Mom and Dad again.
God is so good. Simple song, yet so true. Can you hear my Mom singing beside me? She's so cute (and a good harmonizer, too).
Growing up at Froese family gatherings, we would always have a sing along with U. Abe & A. Jess and their kids up there leading us and it brought back so many memories to hear them sing again. They and their 3 kids (and their respective families) have lived next to each other for the past 29 years or so. I don't know too many families that could do that without killing each other, but they did it and have maintained a very close relationship. Saturday morning breakfasts together every week has also helped bring them very close. I applaude them for making it happen.
Congratulations U. Abe & A. Jess. I've seen your love for each other and your family over the years and it is truly something to aspire to.