Sunday, June 20, 2010

A busy weekend!

Our family gathered together this weekend for a wedding of our nephew Jared and Jenni.  After 10 years of dating, they finally tied the knot!  And, what a happy, happy bride and groom.  It was a very lovely wedding and a great family get together! 

I get tears in my eyes during the part where they put on the rings and recite their vows!  I think Jen shed some HAPPY tears! 

Great nephews and nieces got bubbles to play with.  That kept them busy for awhile!  There were 6 kids 8 years and younger here at our place, but more at other relatives and motels.  Sure a lot of energy going on!  I didn't have my camera with me at the wedding dance, but you should have seen them all dance.  They all had a great time, and I'm sure slept soundly after getting to their beds late Sat. night. 

We've had some nasty storms here in this area on Friday.  The town of Wadena, is about 45 miles south of us, and they were hit very hard. Tornado damage is so terrible.  Here are a couple of pictures of the damage to their high school.  I heard on the news today that the path was 1 mile wide x 10 miles long, and it went through the southwest of the city.   It was rated a F 4, so that is pretty nasty!  All of our wedding company were rerouted around the city on their way up north from southern Minnesota, the twin cities and Iowa.

The entrance to the high school with a grain auger right through the wall!

The roof of the school taken off, and damaged cars blown in!
We've never had a tornado at our farm, but that's not to say it can't happen!  Thankfully no one was killed in Wadena, but there were 38 injuries.  A lot of volunteers helping those folks to get things back together.  I've listened to their area  radio station and they're getting help from all over. 

I have to say I'm sorry for not writing up a new blog for the past weeks. I've been trying to lay low with  my leg up to let my sore knee heal - it'll be a long process. Finally did go to the doctor, and no broken or cracked knee cap; no blood clots; just very very brused knee. Doc said it'll take awhile to heal. Not suppose to force bending it until it feels okey to do so. There is still water on the knee, but the doctor said that will be absorbed. So that's the update on my knee.


Buttercup said...

Take good care of yourself and will pray for your knee. The wedding looks like so much fun. Your giveaway prize is en route and should be arriving just any day. Hope that makes you feel better.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

What a sweet couple! Congrats to them!! That is so terrible all of that damage! I am glad there were no fatalities but that sure is a lot of injuries!

Keep resting that knee! Hope t feels better soon!

Darcie said...

Weddings always bring a tear to my eyes too!

WOW...on those pictures of the storm damage...there was some nasty weather going around this weekend...that's for sure.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I am so glad you got a good report on your knee!
I get the feeling that she wanted to get married more than he did.
In 1987 in May, a tornado came right over the top of your farm, and took out a tree at the edge of the lake and touched down on the other side of the lake. Years earlier one came vertical to your place and hit all the places along the lake. The girls and I were home for the one in 1987..Gene was returning the tractor to my was very scary..sounded just like a freight train:(

Country Whispers said...

Weddings are so much fun but I bet you didn't get to join in on the danicing with that bum knee. Hope it gets better soon.
I can not imagine going through a tornado and all it's devistation. Thank goodness no one was killed.

Sandra said...

Congratulations to the happy couple! We dated more than six years before marrying and I thought that was a long time -smile-.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

It was a fun weekend -- I have a few pictures to go thru and post too! The storm just amazes me each day I hear or see more of the damage!

Sybil said...

I am so glad that in the UK we very rarely have such weather...I do hope that your knee gets better sooner rather than later.. what lovely photo's of the wedding such a happy occasion.
Love sybil

Sharon said...

Congrats to the newlyweds.
We have been having some horrible weather here also.Those tornadoes sure do some damage. Glad to hear there was no deaths with them.
Thanks for sharing.
Prayers for you and hope that you heal soon.