|Caitlin and Graham|
To get caught up with our trip experiences on our way back to Wisconsin, checkout blog post “Arizona to Wisconsin 2015”. This current blog entry picks up from there.
|Caitlin, Graham, Carol May 2013|
|Jennie and Graham - 1985|
|Graham at Bubolz - 1985|
Before we arrived back in Wisconsin, Tom had finished writing what he would say for the service. He had asked what they wanted to include. Their response? He had carte blanche. They would write their own vows, yes, but they didn’t even want to know what Tom had written (although he had dropped a few hints just to test the waters with no negative reactions). Talk about faith and trust!
The week prior, Carol and Jennie and Jennie’s mom Carol Jensen-Olsen had gone shopping in Green Bay, for, you know, mother of the bride, sister of the groom togs. Tom wisely stayed home. But Tom eventually bought an outfit that included a tie. You have to realize that Tom had designated our RV as a tie-free zone. Well, one little tie wasn’t going to kill him.
The afternoon before the wedding the kids started decorating. That night several of Caitlin’s family members and friends gathered at what was billed as a rehearsal dinner at the kid's favorite Chinese restaurant, The Happy Garden. This was our first opportunity to meet Caitlin's family (many from the St. Louis area) and to discuss how the ceremony would unfold. Mostly, tho, it was an family time to socialize. We also picked up on where Caitlin got her smarts and good looks!
|floral creations of their own|
|Tom, Graham, Alrick, Caitlin, Jennie, Carol|
|dotting the 'i's" and crossing the 't's"|
Since the wedding, the kids have moved to the St. Louis area (summer of 2016) and bought their first house. We couldn’t be happier for them although we’ll miss meeting at the Happy Garden for dinner now that they’re now longer in the Fox Valley. Looks like we'll have to include St. Louis in our future return trips to Wisconsin!
|ring bearer Alrick and flower girl Karen|
|Caitlin's parents Hank and Terrie|
|Mawage. Mawage is what bwings us togeder today|
|Mr. and Mrs. Sykes|
|Danny, Caitlin, Terrie, Meghan|
|Caitlin and Sarah|
|mother of the bride carol Jensen-Olsen|
|Tom, Graham, Jennie|
|Aunt Betsy, Graham, Uncle Bill|
|Aunt Cory, Graham, Uncle Bob|
|Melanie and Caitlin|
|Sarah, Graham, Caitlin, Melanie|
|Jennie and Alrick|
|Alrick and Jennie|
|Graham, Best Man Matt and his wife Akiko|
|Graham and Matt|
|Tom, Graham and Jennie (doing her reading)|
|Hank's Leggo recreation|
|reception area - cupcakes and wedding cake|
|first dance as married couple|
|father of the bride Hankdancing|
|wedding cake (for much later)|
|Tom couldn't have been more proud|