Well, we got 'er done! Not that we had much to do with it, but we were among the friends and family that saw Diana Lynne Weisser wed my oldest grandson, David Edward Hoppe, at Camden Ranch, Elk, WA, in an afternoon ceremony on May 30, 2009.
From the bottom: The groom watching the bride come down the aisle; the bride and groom with his brother Chris and his mother and stepdad, Beth and Steve Breidenbach; the bridal party in an antic (note David's half-brother Noah escaping from the sheltering hand at the right) and brother Chris lovingly roasting Diana and David at the reception.
Weddings nowadays can get complicated, with so many step- and half-siblings, -parents and -grandparents involved, but it was a beautiful afternoon event, with everyone focused on offering loving care and support for David and Diana. The weather cooperated, too ... sunny, but with a cooling breeze.
Exercising our rights as senior citizens, we bugged out in time to get back to Steve and Beth's place on the SW corner of Spokane before dark. The parents were not so fortunate; they had to stay and take down the trappings before they could leave!
We understand David and Diana will start out early this morning in a U-Haul truck, facing a four-day drive back to New York. We, on the other hand, will set off in a few hours with Condo, our Casita trailer, to enjoy a leisurely drive through the mountains and down through Philipsburg, MT, planning to end up this evening in Fairmont and enjoy the fabulous Fairmont Hot Springs! tv