Monday, June 11, 2007

Rockin awesome weekend

This weekend Lowell and I met in Carstairs and had a jam packed, smokin awesome weekend. Included in this smoking awesomeness was an engagement photo shoot with Kevan and Duane (K&D from here on in) and a mixed engagement shower at Lowell’s church in Carstairs.

I’ll keep you posted on the results of that there photo shoot, but here’s a little ditty about the shower:

First things first: the rents came for the shower from Lethy, and Clynie joined us from E-town:


And JACQUI came up with my parents. She's a great friend of Carlynne and I's. We were born 12 days apart, and she spent most of her life exactly where she is in this picture....right smack dab in the middle of a twin sandwich!:


Ici est la head table (well, random bits of it). L to R: Stephen (cousin/groomsman), Travis (cousin/groomsman), LOWELL, me, and Carlynne (maid of honour):


Marti (Lowell's sis-in-law) and her brother Lance were the MCs and man were they a barrel o' laughs!:


Grandpa Danielson is reciting jokes/stories. He has been blind for several years, but at big Taylor gatherings, he is always eager and willing to contribute something he has memorized. I think it's so great (and the cutest thing on earth) :


Grandma Taylor presented us with a quilt that her and other church ladies made for us. Wicked awesome. :


Monika with a 'K' sang us a Shania song. Me likey Shania (and Monika!)!!:


Lowell and I watching Monika with a 'K' belting out the Shania tunes oh so beautifully:


Lowell and I told brief versions of our dating/engagement stories.:


The classic shoe game led by Marti & Lance:


Our shoes (flip flops) looked too similar, so I got this special addition:


And now for the best part...the PRESENTS! Kidding kidding, but it sure was a great bonus!:


Speaking of completely unflattering expressions....do I look like this when I talk?!:



A very pregnant Tricia , me, Clyn and Jacqui having an apparently very intense conversation!:


This is all the immediate family that was there (we're having a deelish meal at the farm which kind of doubled as a bday meal for my MOMMY). A special thank you to my Taylor Mama (to-be) for heading the shower extravaganza up!!:

3 comments :

Shelley said...

my eyes welled up with a tear or two when i saw the pic of grandpa danielson. And then again with the picture of the quilt. Those are big gifts...in so many ways :)

Susan said...

I love the idea of a mixed shower! :) It looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

P.S. You look awesome in the red dress! My sister is getting married this summer and I am so excited to wear a red dress too. :)

Duane Clemens said...

Julie,

I should point out that, aside from the pictures Kevan and I took, you always "Look like that", not just when you talk!

Just kidding.

Sounds like you had an awesome time!

D