Joslin and Mason's Wedding Reception
(Saturday August 18, 2012)
oday we're at the
reception celebrating Joslin DeMartini and Mason Quist's wedding.
Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful afternoon for this joyous
occasion at the bride's family home on Banner Mountain. She's number four
of nine siblings, so between family members and friends it's a fun
gathering. The following photos show just how wonderful everything was.
Timmy and Areana coming downstairs.
Brent, Mariah and Tim...
Dave and the Schultz's.
Kirk and Deanna.
Time for the newly weds to cut the cake...and share a bite.
...And the bride and groom dance the first dance, while cousin Camille
sings a special song.
Camille's voice is so beautiful as she sings "At Last."
Come on everyone and join the dance contest to see what couple has been
married the longest! The kids insist that we compete in this test of
endurance. The music plays on and on as the announcer does the count and
the couples drop out.
It seemed like forever until it finally wound down to Loretta and
Punky Gray who have been married 58 years. They dropped out and left
us in the lurch...60 years together this coming October 5th.
The bride and groom hand me a beautiful bouquet and the master of
ceremony asks, "What's important for a long and happy marriage?"
All I could think of was that you have to have a good sense of humor. We
do laugh a lot, and it's great medicine for all sorts of ailments. All you
have to do is look at the next couple laughing....to get the picture.
Sue has much to smile
Darlene and Ken having a great time
Cheryl and Megan know how to have fun being silly.
Deanna and Kirk sharing smiles.
Amanda and Margie sharing a moment
Ann and Bradley get carried away with Megan, Sue and Cheryl.
Now this you will have trouble believing. That blur
below is gymnast Megan doing a flip in the air and landing on her feet. My
camera can't keep up.
Sally and Camille having fun with the bunch...
All this joy begins with love and marriage...and soon
a little baby carriage.
Megan, Margie,__, Amanda, Vicky and ___
Time to say good night. It's been a joyous
celebration with many special people. We wish Mason and Joslin a wonderful
I have to include what Joslin's father wrote in
his newspaper Health News a couple of weeks later: "It's Good
Medicine! The ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous
resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and
supporting both physical and emotional health. Laughter relieves
physical tension and supports the immune system by decreasing stress
hormones and boosting infection-fighting antibodies, protecting you
from the damaging effects of stress. Humor and laughter can improve
mood, enhance energy and diminish pain by triggering the release of
endorphins. Laughter improves blood flow, which can help protect
against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. Marlo Thomas
says 'Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to
others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.'
Here's more information. "