We were blessed to have an open house/2nd reception in Arthur, Il where I grew up. I love my home town and though we don't see our lives rolling back around to live there again, its a great place to be.
Tom and I with the second wedding cake :)
I wore the dress again briefly, but it was very warm that day, so we canged soon after.
I didn't expect gifts, we were given so many nice things!
Mom's wonderful friends
Briley & Sophie
yes mother, someday we will do our best to give you granddaughters :)
In the meantime, she borrows Aunt Sue's
Several of our family memberes gave us two weekends in a row of their lives, we have a great family!
We also had many great friends who made the trip to share this time with us, we have great friends!
Lots of work went into this day and we had a lot of help to make it happen.
I should specifiy, mom had a lot of help... Tom and i were in Brown County enjoying a few days away while most of the work was going on!
Individual Custard Cups... Yumm!
Dippin' Dots - Marsha had to trek off to go pick them up.
Marsha spent the better part of a week helping mom get ready for the open house,
don't think we could have done it without her!
Prepping the potatoes
Apple Pie, Tom's favorite
Makeing sure the flowers are ready, mom watered and babied those flowers daily all summer long :)
And Dad build a deck!!
A little help with the finishing touches
complete with a fire pit
Even Buddy got all dressed up