Friday, September 13, 2013

Tom and Haley's Reception - Setting Up

Look what I found - a whole post I never posted.  I probably thought something was the matter with it or wanted to add more pictures, but it looks good to me - it's just way out of order.  Family not only gathered for the wedding and reception, but their was a day of working together.

May 31st we set up for the reception.
Lots of friends and family pulled together.
Thanks everyone!
This was also  an opportunity
for Sally to corral a few people
and get some family pictures.

Michael and Bill

Sam and Emma

Rick and Uncle Adam

Janna and Emma

Lots of steaming of table clothes - lots of help.
Everyone took a turn

Haley - bouquets arrived

Future family - the in-laws
Tom Klingkamer - Haley's dad
His expertise made all difference.

Hard work spotlights
the character of people:
some turn up their sleeves,
some turn up their noses,
and some don't turn up at all.
Sam Ewing 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

More Wedding Photos

I know it's been over three months,
but I'm finally posting more pictures from the wedding.

Mother and Son

The Los Angeles Temple
June 1, 2013

Haley arriving at the temple.

Uncle Adam and Tom

All the Reynders made it from Holladay


The Brothers

All the girls!
Klingkamer sisters on the left.
Blair sisters on the right.

All the parents and all the siblings -
One BIG happy family!

Haley's parents and sisters.

Haley's Family - The Klingkamer's
 Even though they couldn't attend the sealing
they all came to the temple.
I was so impressed with how supportive they all were
with Haley's and Tom's decision to marry in the temple.

All of our immediate family who came to the temple.
Wendy, Eddie, and Charlotte were in Pensacola.

If we want a complete family group shot,
it's going to have to be after Janna
gets home from her mission.

All the grand kids that were their waited outside the temple too.

I Love to See the Temple
 I love to see the temple.
I'm going there someday
To feel the Holy Spirit,
To listen and to pray.
For the temple is a house of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I'll prepare myself while I am young;
This is my sacred duty.
   I love to see the temple.
I'll go inside someday.
I'll cov'nant with my Father;
I'll promise to obey.
For the temple is a holy place
Where we are sealed together.
As a child of God, I've learned this truth: 
A fam'ly is forever.

Words and music: Janice Kapp Perry

Table decorations at the reception.
Each one was a little different.

Rustic Arbor,
a Tom Klingkamer creation

So much help and work went into this whole event.
We can't begin to thank everyone for their love and support.
In spite of mishaps and a long day, it was all very, very nice.

Lisa and Tom at the reception

So much more to tell with photos, but this is it!
Not to mention all the fun shots from the photo booth.
Thanks family and friends!

Leaving the Reception

"We are outta here!"
Honeymoon in San Diego
(Haley had never been there before.)

Tom and Haley were in Quartz Hill for just a few months.
 They are now making their way in Clovis, CA,
So happy and pleased for them.

Tom and Haley at home
Picking grapes - August 2013,
Service at the vineyard

Monday, September 9, 2013

Summer Stuff

The wedding came and went,
but the cousins still played.
We ate, played games, visited, road bikes;
we just plain had fun together.
It was nice to see everyone at such a happy gathering.

Chelsea, Dani, Ryan and cousin Ryan
Parents, kids, cousins all went to Dry Town Waterpark in Palmdale

Little Jayson cooling off.
The kids watched their parents
come off the big slides.
It was a fun day!
Except, Hughie broke two ribs - oldness taking over.
Reynders' asked us to join them
at the last minute on Thorley Mtn. 
Cousin Emma (recording).
Cousin Annie (feeding the actions with her i-phone)
Bailey (guessing)
Charades Team - Uncle Adam, Tommy,
Sammy, Jake (cousin), Adam S. (cousin)

Janna with her first companion, Sister W.
They're serving in the Orlando Zone in Inverness, Florida

Inverness is the same area Janna's brother, Billy, served in approximately 14 years ago as part of the Florida Jacksonville Mission. Yes, she's made connections from some of his old friends there and she knows that their are people there waiting to hear her testimony.

Back in California
Rick and the kids

Wendy and baby Charlotte
Making home in Joshua Tree

Happily Rick, Wendy, and the kids are only 2 1/2 hours away.  A big change from their previous digs of Okinawa and Pensacola, FL.  We're hoping to get together with them soon.  We're excited about them being in the same state.

Haley and Tom

Officially moved the same day Rick and Wendy moved - not exactly.  It was the day Haley actually moved. Tom and Haley were back and forth from Lancaster to Clovis for a good month as they tried to keep it all together with work and the move.  They made it.  We'll miss them, but they won't be too far.