Monthly Archives: October 2013

Point Brewery Tour

Bob and I spent the weekend in my hometown visiting my parents and decided to take a tour of the local brewery that I had never visited…

The outside is nothing special…but the brewery has been around since 1857 which is a year before the town was founded

They just completed a renovation and it was neat to see!

I don’t remember what all of the big tanks are called but it was neat to see into them!

This is where they fill all of the kegs

That is a lot of cans (all empties)

The filling room where all of the bottles and cans are filled and inspected

And of course the tasting at the end…Bob’s favorite part!

We each got three tickets and guess who used most of them 🙂

We had a fun and relaxing weekend with my parents and it was nice to spend time with them without having a million things on our agenda.  My dad is doing well with his cardiac rehab but unfortunately the medications he is taking are not working effectively in blocking his uncontrolled heart rate all of the time.  So he is scheduled to have a procedure at the end of the month to selectively reduce the erratic electrical activity in his heart.  We truly appreciate your prayers during this time.


Misti & Ashton’s Wedding

After all of the rain and wind, we were so happy to have clear skies and to see the sun for the first time the whole weekend!

Misti looked gorgeous

The whole wedding party…I tried to stay out of the way but wanted to snap a few pictures 🙂

So happy!

The girls

The guys

Again….and how cute is her little flower girl, Ainsley.  She was too precious!

Nicole, Misti, & Elly who have been friends forever!

Ainsley & Misti

Ashton, Misti, & Ainsley (the ringbearer had decided he had had enough pictures at this point)

Laurel, Misti, & Dave (her parents)

Kelly, Bob, Laurel, Misti, Dave, and Steve

Kelly, Bob, Misti, & Steve

Sibling love

Laurel & Misti

Misti & Dave

Bob and Kelly

Laurel, Ashton, Misti, & Dave

Our new family!

Kelly, Bob, Ashton, Misti, & Steve

Grandma J getting ushered to her seat

Ashton waiting for Misti to walk down the aisle

Too cute!

Love this!

The weather seriously couldn’t have been prettier and the pastor did a great job

Bob and Steve both did readings

But I was in a really bad spot to take pictures of them 😦



Saying their vows

Exchanging rings

First kiss as husband and wife!

So happy!

This is one of my favorites taken right before they were introduced at the reception

The tent was packed full!

Cutting the cake

Kelly & Bob

Family table #1

Family again


The sunset was gorgeous

My father-in-law took these last few pictures 🙂

His toast was so funny…he had found a list that Misti had written in middle school of qualities that her future husband had to have…and Ashton fit them!

First dance

Father-Daughter dance

The dance floor

Laurel & Dave

The shoe game

Nicole & Mike

The sky was so clear the stars were so beautiful!

We had such a fun weekend and we pray that the Lord truly blesses Misti & Ashton’s marriage.

Misti & Ashton’s Wedding Details

I finally am catching up on the busyness of the past few weeks…my sweet sister-in-law, Misti got married a week ago and we had such a fun weekend celebrating with them!  We got up early, and headed down to Missouri….

 Bob’s parents drove Friday morning and we enjoyed just being able to relax in the car before helping to get things set up for the big day!

We spent ALL day getting the tent ready…and LOVED the finished product! The wedding was held at Ashton’s grandmother’s farm which was absolutely gorgeous!

She has the most adorable farmhouse on a beautiful piece of land!

Bob and Dave did an awesome job securing this chandelier so it wouldn’t fall!

The rehearsal dinner was amazing….and Ashton’s family made everything!

The centerpieces were so cute!

After the rehearsal dinner…Bob treated me to my favorite Sonic Powerade slush.  It is such a shame that there aren’t many Sonic’s in MN!

Saturday morning we were up bright and early to get the tables and rest of the tent decorated…

And then this happened….

A storm came rolling through with major wind gusts and we just about lost the tent.  I swear my heart stopped beating a few times!  Thank the Lord that there happened to be about 20 guys standing around when the poles started going who rushed to keep everything stable!

We can laugh about it now, but it was SO scary when it happened and I truly thought that we were going to lose the entire tent!

Misti’s friend Elly, and her mom Julie helped to plan and make all of the decorations and let me tell you…everything was SO cute!

The centerpieces

Drinking glasses

Snack table

In front of the cake table

Cake table


Cake again 🙂

Card box

Thumb print guest book….each guest was asked to stamp their fingerprint on the tree and sign their name (what a cute idea- and Steve drew the tree in about 10 minutes!)

The Head Table

As stormy and icky as the weather had been, blue skies came out and the ceremony and reception were beautiful!

As you can clearly see…everything was beautiful!  I LOVED the country theme and it all turned out perfect and I will share the wedding and reception pictures soon!