Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Showers, Showers and a Wedding to Come

The Goepper's are still celebrating and July 9th we went to a shower in northern Kentucky given by Lisa and Robert,  John's Aunt and Uncle.  Laura and John will be getting married in August and in John's family they know how to turn a shower into a party.  John's extended family and our immediate family had a wonderful time at John's grandparent's home where Lisa and Robert had everything from soup to nuts, well not soup or nuts but anything else you could want. Drinks, Appetizers,  Salad, Lunch , and Dessert and then the presents.  It was a lovely day and great to get to be with John's family.   Here are some pictures of the fun.

                                                                       Lovely lunch.

                                              John's maternal Grandmother and Aunt

                                                      John and Laura and the presents.

                                                John's Mom, Grandma, Aunt and Cousin and Laura

                                                       John and Laura  with his parents
                                                               John's adorable sisters.

                                                              John with the Goepper's
                                                             Laura and John with Marlene
                                                            John's paternal Grandmother.
                                                     Sadie felt right at home!

                                                              Friends since 1rst grade.

Laura and Lisa  the hostess with the mostess
                                                    John's cousin and Uncle Robert (host)
                                                                 John's Grandfather.

This past Sunday we had a shower for Laura in Wilmore for family and friends and Todd made crepes for everyone.  Bryan was Todd's sous chef and John and his Dad were the only other two men present but I think they fared well.   It was a lot of fun and here are some pics.

                                                     Chef Todd making crepes and blintz's

                                             Nana Smith and our comedian, Marylee
                           Shower game where you take someones gift.  Everyone too nice !

                                                            Aunt Helen, turning 90 soon!

                                                                       John's sisters

                                                    Sadie feeling right at home again.

                                                           Marylee, Laura and Sarah
                                          Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom
                                                              Future musicians

Sarah and Marylee hosted a bachelorette party for Laura last week in Covington at one of Laura's favorite restaurant.  They had a great time and here are some pics.

This week the girls are at a Piano Conference in Chicago.  They are all piano teachers so this should be a fruitful and fun time for them.  I would appreciate prayers for their traveling and safety.

We are blessed.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Parties, Parties, Parties

Now that the renovation is almost done I thought I would reflect on some fun times we've had over the last few weeks.  We met the kids in Georgetown for lunch on Father's Day.  We are enjoying the times we can get together with all the kids and as Laura and John move back to Dallas in August those times will be fewer and far between.

                                                                John and Laura
                                                                       Sarah and Bryan

Then came Todd's 60th birthday.  With the kitchen still in the works we met at Red Lobster for a nice meal.  I brought cherry pies and we had a great time.

                                                               Marylee and Todd
                                                                 Jill, Todd and Bob
                                                                John, Todd and Laura
                                                               Vicki, Todd and Dick
                                                              Marlene and Todd
                                                                 Sarah and Todd

                                                                      Todd and Bryan                                                          
                                                          Doug, Todd and Richard
                                                              John, Laura and Todd
                                                                   Bryan and Todd

Then next came the 4th of July at our house and our kitchen was ready!  Well, there is still 2nd coats on woodwork to do and a few minor things but we had a wonderful time.

                                     Marylee and her special 4th of July creation.

                                                          Wilmore 4th of July Parade

                                                           Laura, John and Zuzu
                                                            Sarah, Bryan and Sadie
                                                            Jennifer and Paul
                                                              Marlene and Valorie
                                                   Todd and his "Smokin" lawnmower            
                              The famous Wilmore Lawnmower Brigade
                                                               He's still smokin!
                                                           "Smokin" some more
                                                  Is he doing that on purpose?
                                                            Phil and Todd
                                           Sarah, Bryan, Valorie and Scott
                                                John, Laura, Yoonie and Paul
                                                              Gayle at the pie counter.
                                                             Jennifer, Paul, Jenny, Jimmy, and Cassie

                                                           Johanna and Phil

Are you starting to think that everything we do revolves around food?  Yes, food, family, friends, holidays, special days and much happiness.      We are blessed!