Tuesday, July 29, 2008

N.E. District camp

We just came back from Remus Camp up in MI. IT is Dan's home camp. Now we are headed for Point Pleasant, WV to our disrict camp. Dan is the Youth Evangelist this year so we will be there till the last Sat. Hope all are doing good.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Aaron & Melissa's Wedding

The Day was July 11th. the Year 2008. It was a beautiful day, sunny skies,
high of 78. Everyone was busy bees doing their jobs. I don't know what the hussle and bussle was all about but for sure there was lots of sewing, cleaning and decorating. Then when everyone was in their dress clothes music began to play. There was a processional and we walked down the aisle. When everything was in order all eyes turned to the stairs at the sound of the "Bridal March". The Bride and her father appeared at the top of the stairs. Cameras began to flash but the Groom had only eyes for the lady dressed in White. As the bride approached with her father, her mother joined them for the last few steps. As Bro Taylor asked who gave this woman, the father said her mother & I. From my place beside the bride I could see those looking on. Some were crying others smiling but all were so happy to witness this moment. From there the ceremony flew by and soon we were hearing the annoucement of Mr. & Mrs. Aaron White. Oh the celebration and what a beautiful day for an outside wedding. Now they have begun their new life together and I (Gina) have not lost my sister but have gained a brother. This hopfully gives you a birdseye view of Aaron & Melissa's wedding from the Matron of Honor. It truly was my greatest joy to stand beside my only blood sister during the second biggest day of her life. May all of us who know Aaron and Melissa pray for them and support them in every way we can.
Aaron and Melissa if you read this Dan and I want you to know the we love you both and are praying for you.

The Bride

The Groom



Dad and Melissa

Aaron and Melissa

Mr and Mrs White

Jon White & Regina Hellmann

Ben (aarons cousin) & Jeanette Ritchey

Chip Stratton & Sunny Alteneder

Aaron's Immediate Family

Melissa's Immediate Family

Grandma Riggs and the Whites

Bridal Party

Jay and Lauren

Aaron and Melissa

Monday, July 14, 2008

Missoula Fire

What a suprise to get done eating supper and look out the window and see a fire on the mountain. The fire was going up the Mountain away from Missoula. It started right at the city but went up instead of in the town. Two Kids were playing with a phone book and matches and that caught the grass on fire. It took about 24hours to put it out.

Fire from Glenn & Nette's house

The helicopters have 1,000 gallon buckets attached and they dip out of the river to drop water on the fires.

We drove a little ways closer to get some better pics.

We were about as close as the Police would let us get.

From the bridge beside the University of Montana where the fire started.

A picture of the area the next day when they had it almost out.

Wedding Shower

We had a wedding shower for my sister on the 8th of July. Here are some pics from that. I had to do the Devotional for it.

The Bride- Melissa

The Mothers of the Bride and Groom


Guests at the party

My Brother Ken's Girlfriend- Micaela

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Uncle Dan reading

Uncle Dan is right where the kids want anybody. They love to be read to. It was so cute one day Lauren who is 2 1/2 was sitting on the couch looking and pointing at places on the atlas. That pic is down below.

Jay listening to uncle Dan read.

Here is the picture of Lauren looking at the Atlas.

Some MT Beauty

My sister and I went for a walk up the Rattlesnake Trail the week of the wedding. These are some flowers along the way. I enjoyed being able to spend some time like this with Melissa.

My Sisters Birthday

My Sister Melissa had her birthday on July 6th. We celebrated it on the 5th by going to the national Bison Range. We had a really great time.

Melissa and Aaron at Bison Range.

She wanted cupcakes instead of a cake.

The burger griller- Dad.

Everyone enjoying the food.

My Neice Lauren and I.

The entrance sign to the Bison Range.

There's a "Buffy"- Actually that is what I called a baby Buffalo when I was little. Now Lauren and Jay call them that.

Beautiful MT scenery



Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4th of July

Happy Birthday America!!!!!

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?