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 get the picture.

Sue has much to smile about...

Darlene and Ken having a great time dancing.

Cheryl and Megan know how to have fun being silly.

Deanna and Kirk sharing smiles.

Amanda and Margie sharing a moment together.

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 life together.

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. "