May 26

Special Guests for a Special Event

A new sign went up on our back gate today …

and our backyard officially has “No Vacancy” for the next several days as we entertain

Diesel (HUGE . HUGE . HUGE teddy bear of a dog!! – 140 lbs.)

and his little brother, Petro (best ball-fetcher alive!)

“How did we come to host these fine fellows?”, you may be wondering.  Well, it’s all because of this guy, Dave –

He’s somewhat of a Prince Charming-type who rode in on his white (ok – grey) truck yesterday and is planning to leave town with a new bride following their wedding this Sunday.  That lucky (blessed) young lady is none other than our very own dear Stephanie, who has served as Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher these last four years at St. Johns –

Tee hee!! I couldn’t resist a fun photo.  Steph was in a 5K on Halloween and this was her costume.  Isn’t she adorable?  Now you know why we love her so much!!

Little did we know when they celebrated Christmas with us after being snowed in here in Sleepy Eye in 2009 …

that Dave would eventually put this on Steph’s finger.

And the rest, as they say, is history.  Awww …

So these two plan to tie the knot here –

at the Chapel of the Christ at Martin Luther College!  What an amazing setting, don’t you agree?

Chapel photos courtesy of WELS.net photostream on Flickr.

And while we anticipate the big event and enjoy the special festivities for Dave and Steph

we also get to have special guests of our very own, just outside the back door!

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  1. Amber

    So awesome, Sallie! My kids had me read this ‘story’ to them 3 times.

    1. Sallie

      Thanks Amber! I can’t wait to write the sequel with tons of photos of the big event!! Of course I told Dave straight out that he couldn’t have her. 😀

  2. Karen

    Beautiful post Sallie! I will be linking it later next week, to be sure! (I’m a little busy right now.) 😉

    Wow. You are a brave bunch hosting the dogs! Thanks for EVERYTHING you do!

  3. Karen L.

    Hi Sally, I couldn’t have said it better. I hope your two guests mind their manners for you. I hope everyone enjoys the weekend and the wonderful celebration of Dave and Steph’s marriage.
    P.S. I’m Adam’s mother-in-law 😉

    1. Sallie

      Hi Karen (x2)!!

      So happy to hear from you Karen L., and I’m glad you enjoyed the story. The big dogs are being perfect gentlemen! We just ran into your family at the Pizza Ranch, and got to meet Mr. Levi for the first time. What a cutie! Blessings!!

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