Married to the Empire

Monday, August 4, 2008

Weekend Stuff

We had a really busy weekend. The main event was a wedding. Two of our former youth group kids got married. Their wedding was absolutely beautiful, and most of our church was there to witness it. I can honestly say that of all the kids who have passed through our doors over the years, this is the only young couple that I actually thought would get married. We tend to expect young high-school couples to break up, and they usually do. This one was different, though, so we weren't surprised when they announced their engagement a few months ago.

Don't they make a beautiful couple?

I still remember the weekend they met. We took the youth to a Student Life conference. He was the new kid who only had eyes for her. She had a boyfriend. She didn't do anything to attract his attention other than be herself. The boyfriend was soon dumped, and the rest is history.

Can I just say, though, that Steven and I officially felt Really Old?

Here's a picture of us at the wedding. See, my husband is capable of wearing things other than a stormtrooper costume!

Our friend Sandy made the wedding cake. Didn't she do a fabulous job? It tasted as good as it looked!

In other weekend news, our youth minister announced that he and his wife will be leaving next month to church plant in California. That is exciting for them, but very disappointing for us. He's been a fantastic youth minister: a breeze to work with, very organized and prepared, the kids love him, and he teaches the plain truth of the Gospel to our students. Fortunately, the youth leaders are very experienced at running the group in the absence of youth minister. Unfortunately, that's because we've had to do it often.


AnneK said...

Lovely pictures. You dress looks so beautiful! Is it polka dot on black?

Ewokgirl said...

Yes, black with lots of brightly-colored polka dots. Thank you!

*carrie* said...

I was going to comment on your dress, too--very cute!