Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Our First Christmas

We had a great first Christmas!  Santa brought M two movies ("A Christmas Story" and "Elf") and a new game for the Wii ("Cabela's Outdoor Adventures").  Some how his sister new Santa was bringing him that game because she got mike the orange Cablela's gun that goes with it.  Santa brought me an upright KITCHENAID white mixer.  I needed any excuse I could find to use it that day, so we invited some people over that evening and made homemade buttermilk pancakes with it and cooked some bacon.  Yummy!  We recieved some other wonderful gifts from our families, including a rusty star to put on our house, and a nice brown sweater for myself.  We got some hygeine stuff in our stockings, so they must think we smell bad or something. lol Just kidding.  It's actually a good idea I think!  You gotta have deoderant, Q-tips, etc. anyways so why not use 'em as a stocking stuffer so that people don't have to go buy more when they run out.  I think I now have a like a 2-year supply of body wash that has been given to me (either as a stocking stuffer or just because they didn't want it); that's great because that's one less thing I have to buy.  We are poor and trying to save money anyways, so why not?!
M smoked a salmon that he took to my family's x-mas.  Everybody that tried it said that it was good.  I'm a picky eater so I didn't try it, but it sure did smell good!  I'd like for him to smoke me some cheese sometime, then I could have and endless supply of smoked cheese.  Mmmmmm....

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wedding Pictures

Here I have posted a few pictures from our wedding.  I have written a caption for each picture below the picture.

 Releasing the balloons after the ceremony.

 The balloons that we released all together before the ceremony.

 The main cake on the cake table.  Notice the sunflower cupcakes and the his and her cakes on each side of it which are cut off in the picture.

 The ceremony behind the barn.

 The free balloons floating in the sky.

 My cake with an Allis Chalmers fondant tractor.

 M's cake with a John Deere fondant cake.

 My pa and me riding up to the ceremony in the horse and carriage.  The only people that knew about the carriage was my family, me, and anybody else that has been to either of my big sister's weddings.

 The bridal party (except the 4 kids), M, and I.

 My something blue and wedding shoes.

 M and I walking towards the soybean field to get some pictures.

 The wall of M and me!  This was behind the DJ.  It consists of the firefighter cross (with blue flames) painting and ISU painting that I painted (with help from my mom) for M last year for Christmas, a buck that M's cousin shot, and my Wizard of Oz lights.

This was what the weather was doing a day or two before the wedding.

Our memorial wall with our loved ones pictures (names have been removed for privacy).

Where the ceremony was held, without all the people.  The haybales and chairs were for the people that couldn't stand the entire ceremony; everybody else stood.

The cookie and mint table.