For Friday lunch, Tim and Brenda, Audrey, the Susans, and I went to a restaurant and ice cream parlor named Zaharakos in downtown Columbus, IN. It is a unique place because it is also a museum of old fashioned soda fountains and mechanical music orchestrions.
When the Susans and Tim arrived, we were given a large booth in the back, but we still got to hear the Welte orchestrion play twice. I do not have a picture of the one that played, but it is on their website. The one pictured here, I took because I knew Emily would be interested in the violin featured in it. These orchestrions are played with the player piano type "rolls" with holes the air goes through.
These pre-wedding pictures are taken at Cummins Corporation headquarters in Columbus, IN where they have beautiful grounds (and street side parking! woohoo!) Of course, while the real photographers were using the beautiful backgrounds, I was snapping shots toward the street side parking!
The brides' girl cousins, Ava and Reese, who were flower girls
One of the groomsmen, Jesse, enjoying the flower girls' photo op, while Shushan and Melissa look on. The little girls were taking care of the brides' bouquet.
Shushan, Melissa, and Audrey, the bridesmaids
My son, Tim and his father-in-law, Phil Stevenson, father of the groom
My son, Tim and his wife, Brenda. Brenda's brother is the groom.
Seth smilingly receiving sisterly smooches from Audrey and Brenda. Of course, the photographers were forcing this PDA!
Alesia and Seth and the flower girls, Reese and Ava Pruitt
Brent Susan and Tim Albertson
Brent, Alicia, and Tirzah Susan
One post wedding picture in the foyer. Alesia and Seth greeting Martin Barnard, a friend from Faith Bible School days.
The reception at the Otter Creek Country Club
Maria, Daniel, and 5.5 month old David Byler
Paul, Sarah, Brynna, and Amara Koerner. (Maria is Paul's sister.)
Lindell Howard and the Susans
My plate--all yummy stuff!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Seth Stevenson has been an honorary member of our family for many years. In 2003, when Randy went away to Faith Bible School, he regularly brought friends home with him for weekends and days off school. Seth was one of those who came to our house often. We made a practice of "When you are here, you are FAMILY" long before our kids bought us the plaque which hangs in our entry way. Seth was one of our first "adopted" sons.
For one of Seth's visits, he brought his sister, Brenda, along. That was a Thanksgiving visit, which got extended by a major snowstorm! During those days, the whole idea of Brenda becoming a part of our family was planted in Tim's mind! Now they have passed their second anniversary!
Because of Seth's adoption into our family, we have frequently prayed for a companion for him. This year God has answered our prayers, when Seth opened his mind, eyes, and heart to Alesia Pruitt who has been working at the Kentucky Mountain radio station with him for two years.
I was privileged to fly to the wedding in Columbus, IN this past week for their vows before God and many witnesses. It was a beautiful ceremony and God's presence was there. Seth and Alesia's home, ministry, and future in God's work are in our prayers. That's what you do for those you love--you pray!
Here are a couple of "fun" pictures. Yes, Alesia is going to be good for Seth, and keep him laughing!
Seth and Alesia with her cousins: the boys were ushers, the girls were flower girls
Melissa Lorimer, Matron of honor, Brent Susan, Best Man, Audrey Stevenson, bridesmaid, Tim Albertson, groomsman, Ava and Reese Pruitt, flower girls, Shushan Richardson, bridesmaid, Jesse Muehlbauer, groomsman
Jesse Muehlbauer, Seth Stevenson, Brent Susan, Tim Albertson
Alesia and her girls
Alesia and her parents, Rick and Alissa Pruitt
Alesia and her mother
Seth and two of his sisters, Audrey and Brenda. I am sorry I did not get a picture of the whole family and especially Enid!
Seth and his parents, Kathleen and Phil Stevenson
A view from the back pew during the wedding.
Seth and Alesia and Alesia's childhood pastor, Rev. Keith Robinson
Alesia and Seth with "Colorado Mom" Janet
Seth and Alesia with the cakes Seth's parents made and decorated
My gift to the couple is the quilt I made this year.