Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wasn't it yesterday when we...were...small?

It seems so hard to believe that my "Little" friend Kjersti is now a married woman! Kjersti and I have been friends since we were both 3 years old, and although the distance between our families has kept us from being together a lot in these later years, we have kept in touch through e-mailing and letters. About 4 summers ago, Kjersti spent a couple months helping our neighbor family with their children--being their "Nanny". She would come over almost every evening to visit during those months, so that was a special time in our memories. :)

Anyway, I dug out a couple pictures from when we were small and thought I'd post them here-- along with the wedding pictures. Enjoy!

Here is a picture of Andrew, myself and Kjersti...

This picture I believe was taken at my 4th birthday sleep-over party. Kjersti's on the left, then me, and then is our friend, Lindsey, who lived upstairs from my family. We three were best of friends for several years!

As I was thinking today about Jason & Kjersti's wedding, and about growing up, I thought of this song from "Fiddler on the Roof" and just had to share it... Time goes by so quickly!

And now for the pictures from yesterday! A certain somebody (of whom I'm still ignorant who it was) came in my room and took this one of me--taking one last peek in my mirror to make sure I was presentable. "A smile might be nice!" :)

We made it to Fargo in better time than we'd thought, so Mom and I were invited into the girl's room where the curling irons were hot and the dresses were still hanging neatly on hangers on a rack. Here Kjersti is getting her makeup done...
This is a picture of the front of the Catholic church... The paintings were amazing!!!
Here's the cute couple... Actually, these two are uncle and niece!
Kjersti's father--walking her up the isle...
Happiest moment---"I now present to you, Mr. & Mrs. Eilers!"
After congratulating the new couple, Mother & I took each other's pictures by the beatitude flower-bed in front of the church...

Then we went inside and watched the picture taking.... The trumpeter is Kjersti's dad, Steve, and the lady standing by Jason is Kjersti's older sister, Andrea (who sang "Panis Angelicus" beautifully during the ceremony.)
The wedding party...
The bridesmaids were curious if the flowers smelled good or not. :)
The pretty bride (she still has really red hair!)
This last picture is of my mom and Mrs. Edwards--a lady we had met at Kjersti's high-school graduation 4 years ago.
I have a story about marriage (from one of my favorite books, Fascinating Womandhood) that I'd like to share, but, as it's a long story, and as I only have half of it typed in so far, it will have to wait until tomorrow to get posted.....
Until then, remember to cherish each moment of every day with your loved ones!


Anonymous said...

Dear Cora,
What a wonderful day it was--how lovely to be able to spend the whole day with you!!! Thanks for posting these pictures so that I could relive it again. Aren't pictures wonderful?

Kimberly said...

Lovely pictures. I love weddings!

Miss Jen said...

How lovely.... *happy sigh*
looks like you had a marvelous time!
Aren't weddings wonderful?!!

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

Anonymous said...


It was so wonderful that you and Dawn were able to come a celebrate Kjersti's wedding with us. It meant so much to Kjersti to have you there. I love the pictures you posted from when you were little. I will never forget you two rolling down the small hill by our apartments in your nightgowns one summer evening when you were about 4 years old. And now you have both grown into such lovely young women with hearts for God. Hopefully, we will be able to attend your wedding some day in the future.

Love and prayers, Susan

Cora Beth said...

Thank you everyone for your comments!

Thanks for sharing that memory about Kjersti and I rolling down hills! I don't remember that. :)

Mother and I enjoyed being at Jason & Kjersti's wedding and seeing all of you again! (...And I, too, hope you will be able to attend my wedding someday!)