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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Nineteen Years Ago Today
June 28, 1997
Nineteen years ago on June 28, 1997,
I married my best friend.
It was a magical day-- we were married in a historical church in Heritage Hill State Park.
How fitting for two folks who love camping sooo much, to get married in a State Park? We also camped for our two week honeymoon in our RV, circling Lake Superior. Our wedding day weather was perfect, and we arrived at the park in style.
We had a driver with top hat and tails, a pair of fine horses
and a white carriage like Cinderella!
I felt like a princess in a fairy tale... and had found my Prince Charming!
We shared our vows in front of our families and friends.. with our children taking part in the ceremony.
Oh gosh, this is the Happiest Day of our LIVES!
Our four lovely children were our Best Men and Honorly Maidens.
Karen, Erin and Heather Steve, Dan and Mike
And here is our new family!
The carriage had escorted us to the church, and then brought us to our reception
in a lovely park setting on the grounds of Willowbrook.
We rented a large tent, catered in a Spanferkle (pig roast) and had a great picnic afternoon family picnic type reception. My boss offered this lovely park setting for the reception location on the banks of the Fox River.
It was a warm sunny afternoon. We didn't care for a late night drunken dancing party, so an afternoon picnic was more our style. Friends helped with the setup for us. Soft music, good food, family and friends was all we needed to celebrate our marriage.
Steve later swept me away in our little Fiat Spider convertible... to a cozy bed and breakfast for our wedding night.
He bought me this little car for a wedding present!
Thank you, Steve, for making my life more wonderful than I could have ever expected!!!!!
We sold our log home in the woods in 2012, and moved to the tiny community of Chilton, Wisconsin. We are happily married, and now grandparents of seven lovely little people. Jameson, Allegra, Chelsea, Mason, Clayton, Whitney and Claire! Our grown children are an important part of our lives, and they are now bringing children of their own into the world. What a wonderful treat that Grandchildren are!!!
We love to travel in our 38ft Safari Serengeti diesel pusher motohome, with our two Shetland Sheepdogs, Binney and Finnegan guiding our way. The motorhome really belongs to the dogs, we are just allowed to drive it places so they can get out and sniff!
We mostly boondock, utilizing our on board systems and solar panels on the roof. We don't need "No Stinkin' Hook-ups" We prefer to not be jammed in row after row of canned sardine tins like some campgrounds offer.
While on the road, I create my handwoven and knitted items. I am a weaver, spinner, and knitter of socks with an antique sockknitting machine. I sell my items online at www.kareninthewoods.com or in my Etsy store. http://kareninthewoods.etsy.com/
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