Yesterday morning my nephew Jake Kennington married Katie Cleveland...
That's right...McKay and Tyler's best friend growing up, and cousin.
The Jakester is a married man! (as Uncle Den Den calls him.)
Last Wednesday I attended a really fun shower for Katie, given to her by her Aunt Jenny Parker.
I just want to show some things that impressed me about it.
Where did my sister Robin ever find cologne named JAKE?
My sister Peggy (Jake's Mom) gave Katie some incredibly creative gifts and I feel bad I didn't get pictures of them!
But at least I got a pic of Peggy with her daughter Kaidy.
My sister Heidi with my Dad's wife, Susan.
Believe it or not, I didn't want to be annoying.
And the food!
Katie's Mom, Kip, MADE this quilt!! The picture does not do it justice.
This is Katie's best friend, Kylie, with her Mom
Richard's wife Wendy, was with Kip when she gave birth to Katie!
That's not all.
Some other memories I have of the Clevelands:
Popcorn and brownies in their home on Sunday nights
Bob Cleveland's firework stand every summer.
They came to our 4th of July lawn parties when I was a little girl.
My mother's very long phone conversations with Betty Cleveland.
(My Mom was not a phone talker, but she would sit down for those.)
I asked Betty to come to my high school and speak on families, and she did!
Running into Betty at Sees Candy.
Be forewarned, that I couldn't edit this.
So just start about 34 seconds into it and turn it off after Jake answers the question, "When was your first kiss?"
Don't watch beyond 3:02 or it won't make any sense.