Yes, I know. It’s been FOREVER. Lots has happened in the last 6 months. In the last year! And there are lots of changes ahead. One of the cool changes this year? Emily graduated from Washington State University in May! See?
The biggest change so far? This:
(l-r, back: Tori, Jim, Jennifer, Hailey, Alec, Brent, Carol, Rod, Emily; front: Ryan, Logan)
On what felt like the wettest June 28 ever, Hailey got married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony not far from here. Alec, her husband, is an incredible young man, and we’re thrilled to have him as part of the family. Some more pictures of the day
The whole extended family: Alec’s siblings +spouses, his dad, his granddad, and Hailey’s whole family. What a crew!)
It was an incredible, amazing day. It POURED…starting right after we decided to go ahead with the outdoor ceremony. It rained all through the processional. And the ceremony. The sun came out when the pastor pronounced them husband and wife and gave Alec permission to kiss his bride. A bonus? There was a rainbow at that time. SO cool—nothing quite like seeing God’s blessing right there. Also, it needs to be said that the day would simply not have come off without the outstanding help of my sister in law Cathy. She was more than my right hand, and she was indispensable! It is so cool to see your children take such a big step! Hailey and Alec live about 5 or 6 miles from us. Ironically, they live in an apartment right next door to the apartment Jim and I lived in when we were newlyweds.
There are other big changes afoot in the Kassebaum house. (No, not a grandbaby!) We’re taking another journey, embarking on a new adventure. This one doesn’t involve adoption, though. Stay tuned for more details!