Julie and Aaron's wedding

July 25 - 29, 2002: I went on a trip to Peoria, IL to participate in Julie and Aaron's wedding.

 

July 25, 2002:

Thanks to United for changing my flight times, my flight left SeaTac at 6AM.  I arose about 3AM (after getting a nice 90 minutse of sleep) and arrived at the airport at about 4AM.

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PICT0423: Picture of Mt. Rainier and Little Tahoma Peak from the plane window.  I flew to O'hare where I had a 3 hour layover.  I then boarded a plane for Peoria.

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PICT0424: Picture of Illinois from the air.

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PICT0426: The Illinois river.

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PICT0427: Lacon, IL.  I didn't realize this was Lacon when I took the picture -- otherwise I would have angled the camera farther up and tried to take a picture of Varna, IL also!

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PICT0428: A barge on the Illinois river.

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PICT0430: Chillicothe, IL.

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PICT0431: And Illinois cloud.

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PICT0434: Beat up rose.

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PICT0435: Purple rose.

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PICT0437: Aaron and Julie.

 

July 26, 2002:

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PICT0439: Grandpa in downtown Peoria, IL.  Twin towers behind him.

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PICT0440: Zooming in.

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PICT0441: Zooming in farther.

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PICT0442: Zoom at the max.

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PICT0444: Romeo, Karen, and Ranger.  Hyper dogs, but I let them know who is boss.

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PICT0445: This is my grandparents (Stamerjohn's) house.

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PICT0446: Planted "wildflowers" outside the house.

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PICT0447: More "wildflowers".

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PICT0449: "Wildflowers" with American flag.

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PICT0452: Grandma in her kitchen.

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PICT0453: The wedding rehearsel @ 6PM, Friday afternoon.

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PICT0454: Pre-rehearsal group photo #1

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PICT0455: Pre-rehearsal group photo #2.

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PICT0456: Pre-rehearsal group photo #3.  I kept all 3 group photos because none of them are perfect.  Maybe someone will do some cut&pasting to make a good picture. =)

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PICT0457: This is the inside of St. Mark's Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Washington, IL.  Julie and I are members of this church.

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PICT0460: The bridesmaids.

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PICT0461: The groomsmen.

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PICT0462: The guys again.

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PICT0465: Julie, Paster Gwin, Aaron.

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PICT0466: Holly, cousin of the bride.

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PICT0468: The groomsmen.

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PICT0470: Sarah, cousin of the bride.

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PICT0473: Grandparents.  Grandpa stunned.  Grandma is motion blurred.

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PICT0474: Grandparents again.

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PICT0475: Pastor Gwin would only let me take her picture if she could take a picture of me, so above is her picture...

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PICT0476: And here are pictures of me...with Grandma and Grandpa.

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PICT0480: After rehearsel, there was dinner and a party at my father's house.  I didn't take any pictures at the party -- apparently I was too engrossed with the incredible lightining storm that came through Morton and East Peoria, IL late that night.  Some of us sat on lawn chairs in the front yard and watched the lightning.  It was quite a show.  I tried to take pictures of the lightning (without a tripod or a remote control)!  The picture below turned out pretty well considering.

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July 27, 2002:

Wedding day.

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PICT0519: A cardinal feeding in my grandparent's bird feeder.

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PICT0520: A yellow finch.

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PICT0527: A bird needs to hang upside down to get food out of this bird feeder.  Apparently the finch is one of the few birds that can do this.

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PICT0528: Grandma says the finches help the other birds.  They reach in, grab a bunch of birdseed, and throw it onto the ground where other kinds of birds can get to it and eat it.  In the above picture, it looks like there might be a bird seed falling to the ground...

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PICT0532: This is a picture of the front of my Grandpa Halstead's house.

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PICT0533: The house, from the side.

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PICT0534: The carport.

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PICT0535: Sandy and Grandpa inside Grandpa's house.

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PICT0537: Picture time!  The bride.

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PICT0538: Groom and bride.

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PICT0539: Closeup.

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PICT0540: Again.

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PICT0541: And again.

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PICT0542: Karen in motion.

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PICT0543: Julie.

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PICT0544: The couple and parents.

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PICT0545: Julie, Aaron, and Aaron's mom.

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PICT0546: Grandparents too.

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PICT0547: Just the couple and grandparents.

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PICT0548: Pat, Dad, and Julie.

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PICT0549: Pat, David, Julie.

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PICT0550: Julie, and Aaron.

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PICT0551: Grandpa, Grandpa, and Chris playing euchre.

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PICT0552: St. Mark's on the wedding day.

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PICT0553: Immediate following the wedding.

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PICT0554: Cutting the cake.

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PICT0555: Eating the cake.

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PICT0557: This is Jen and Bob, my cousin.

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PICT0558: Jamie, my cousin-in-law.

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PICT0559: Brian and Kevin, my cousins.

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PICT0563: The Scotts and Reynolds.

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PICT0564: Aaron's side of the family.

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PICT0565: Debbie and Carla.

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PICT0566: Cousin Mindy.

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PICT0567: Dancing.

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PICT0568: Dancing.

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PICT0569: Dancing.

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PICT0570: Dancing.

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PICT0573: Throwing the bouquet.

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PICT0574: Pat, catching the boquet!

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PICT0575: Above is Sandy's wonderful picture.  Actually it is kind of need.  She forgot to turn on the flash, so the camera used a 4 second exposure time.

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PICT0576: Pat wanted me to take pictures of her hair.


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PICT0577: Pat's head again.

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PICT0578: Dancin'

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PICT0580: Doin' the funky chicken?

 

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PICT0581: Uncle John.

 

July 28, 2002:

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PICT0583: A surprise party for Aunt Mary Jane was thrown at Avantis.  She is 50 years old!

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PICT0584: Karen and Chris and the baby.

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PICT0585: Pat and Dad and the baby.

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PICT0586: Folks.

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PICT0587: More folks.

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PICT0588: Mary Jane.

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PICT0589: Mary Jane again.

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PICT0590: Dad and the baby.

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PICT0591: Blowing out the candles.

 

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PICT0594: This is the view behind my father's house in Morton, IL.  Corn fields and power lines.

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July 29, 2002:

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PICT0596: The Tri-Cities in Eastern WA.

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PICT0597: The dry-shitties again.

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PICT0598: Ditto

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PICT0599: Ditto

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PICT0600: Hanford

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PICT0601: Ditto

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PICT0602: Ditto

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PICT0603: Somewhere west of Naches, WA, I think.

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PICT0604: Somewhere over western WA.

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PICT0606: Seattle

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PICT0607: ditto

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PICT0608: ditto

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PICT0609: Near the airport