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Roadtrip 2010: Kansas

We made it to Kansas after a 20 hour drive through the flatlands of America. Everywhere you looked, it was flat. No hills. No towns. No anything. We were all quite happy to be out of the car and in our hotel. That first night was spent napping while Everyone else was at the rehearsal. I woke up at 8 to the sun shining thinking I had slept all night but it was only 8 pm! So Andy and I walked around the hotel and then ended up on the front curb looking for anything to do! We decided to go get ice cream from Dairy Cream but since Andy always listens to my best ideas we walked there! In that 3/4 of a mile we were devoured by the local bugs. I got 4 pretty bad bites but Andy got over 10 all over! Even his face! Needless to say, while the bugs kept us hostage at DQ, we had to call reinforcements to come pick us up!

The next day was the wedding! It was a sunny and very warm day in Kansas. We sent the as much time as possible in the air conditioned hotel and then went out to the barn. Yes, a barn. Our friends were having a good ole fashioned barn dance wedding! The wedding was beautiful and Cody and Kelsey couldn’t stop staring at each other. These two are so perfect for each other. Who else would exit their ceremony as husband and wife skipping down the aisle to folk music!

The ceremony was so beautiful. Christ’s love was evident everywhere. Not only between the bride and groom but between all family members and all the friends that sang or spoke. However if anything could top that, the toasts and the reception sure did! There were a few speeches made and then the mic was left open for anyone to speak. This is normally filled with awkward silence put friend after friend came up to spoke. Out of their whole 19 person wedding party, almost each person spoke plus more friends and family. And these speeches weren’t your normal speeches. They were the most eloquent yet funny speeches I’ve ever heard. It seems that everyone who has ever met Cody and Kelsey have been blessed with their friendship and their love. Their love for each other and for Jesus just overflows onto all those they encounter. It was a beautiful wedding and a fun barn dance! We danced all the way to the car ready to make the next 8 hour drive to South Dakota…

I believe in magic. I believe in the power of true love. I believe in fairy tales and happy endings. And I live to create stationery and art for the young at heart to allow my fellow dreamers to treasure all of life’s most wondrous moments!

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