From Robyn and Rodney to Kari and Davin, and everything in-between.

Hi, friends:
I’m back and boy, am I in business! I’ll start with last weekend’s beautiful wedding of our Chicago couple, Robyn and Rodney.

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Robyn wore incredible purple shoes!

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They had their flowers done by Inspired by Nature, LLC, and Fawn did a beautiful job.

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Rodney was overcome at the sight of his beautiful bride. 🙂

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We stopped at her parents’ home for some photos…

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…then headed to downtown Wausau!

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Their reception was at the Wausau Country Club, and the scenery was beautiful.

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I’ve known Robyn since junior high school- we graduated together. A few of the girls from the class of 2003 were there!

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Thanks for including us in your day, R & R. You two had a beautiful wedding and a fabulous party!
We wore ourselves out at the wedding, but turned right around on Sunday and headed to the Fremont area for the Oberstadt Family Reunion, complete with plant checkers…

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…picnic tables (and good food!)…

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…and official business. Think “does everyone approve the minutes” kind of official.

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I officially took over as next year’s president. I have to plan the whole shindig! The ceremonious passing of the binder:

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No Oberstadt party would be complete without farm cats!

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I miss my I-subscribe-to-Cat-Fancy-and-volunteer-at-cat-show days.
I started off the week with a bunch of flowering chives in the garden. I put them in a jar with white vinegar, and it turned into delicious chive vinegar.
Before:

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After:

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I went for my first real post-marathon run. A hot little 3.25er around my neighborhood. I noticed they’re doing a lot of work on the old Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia “house” next to the co-op. We had a lot of good times at a particular toga party in that house! There used to be a marimba on the second floor 🙂

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No aches + no pains = happy Heidi!

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I spent a lot of time painting and cleaning this week. I love that we’re in the stages of home remodeling where I can have fun! I fixed up the old mirror that came with the house.

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We also got the kitchen all painted and trim installed. Almost all of it, anyway. Yay!

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I picked a bunch of black raspberries and made cookies for small group, too. It was so hot, but I turned on the oven anyway.

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I rehearsed with Dale (hello, empty ballroom!)…

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…made a lot of salads and iced tea…

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…went on a pretty long bike ride (Kimmy, I was thinking about you a bunch!!)…

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…baked fresh black raspberry tarts…

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…and painted my fingernails for the fourth of July.

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My inlaws, Greg and Jayne, came in to town on Friday to celebrate a late Father’s Day. I made a delicious dinner and served those tarts. We went down to Riverfront Rendezvous to hear Here Come the Mummies. I had a ton of fun! 🙂
I finished that week of fun just in time to prep for Kari and Davin’s Waupaca wedding. We met these two in college, and they are an absolutely perfect couple.

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They had a little problem with the aisle runner, but that happens all the time! It got a good laugh out of everyone.

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The bride and groom are both musicians, and they had lots of musical friends and family there to help with the ceremony!

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It was a beautiful church on a beautiful day with a hot getaway car!

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Their reception was at Smiley’s in Plover. What a beautiful floral backdrop for these outdoor photos!

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Their cake was so good that I ate two pieces. 😀

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Congratulations, Kari and Davin! 🙂 We’re truly happy for you and wish you a lifetime of love.

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We spent Sunday at the lake for our annual 4th of July celebration, it was just a few days early.

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Mission lake is our spot, and I was accompanied by these two bathing beauties.

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The key to a good lake trip lies in what’s packed in the car. A cooler, fun noodles, and lawn chairs? Perfect.

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After a long day of swimming, reading, swimming, napping, swimming, and laying around, we headed up to my mom’s house for dinner.

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I love seeing family and friends, and I really love spending time with my Grammy and Grampie. Grampie loves ribs, and so does his twin, Sam (the Newfie).

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They’re like two peas in a pod. I skipped the ribs but had all sorts of delicious stuff! My mom made a green salad and my favorite fruit salad.

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I made my seventh annual flag cake…

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…but it turned into upside down cake on my plate. Whoops.

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Have I mentioned that I adore my Grampie? He wins the award for most precious person ever. <;;3

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We raced home from dinner to hop in our yaks- I love watching fireworks from the water. I apologize in advance for how poorly this photo represents the experience, but I love fireworks too much to tinker with the camera at a time like this:

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I started my day with cracking open my last bag of coffee. I haven’t had to buy coffee in six years! I guess I do miss Starbucks. This is the good stuff!

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It’s so hot in our home today that I have been tempering my photo work with bike rides to clear my head and get some air.

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See you later, friends…

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Miles this year: 364.25

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One response to “From Robyn and Rodney to Kari and Davin, and everything in-between.

  1. Robyn Swart

    HEIDI!! This is my first time reading your blog and I love it so much!! 🙂 I just can’t say enough how wonderful of a person I think you are both inside and out. I am so very thankful that we have reconnected since highschool!! I dont think I will ever be able to thank you enough for capturing our beautiful wedding day the way you did – I have said to Rodney and my family and friends many many times how happy we are with all of yours and Brian’s work. You both have an amazing talent!!!! THANK YOU from our whole hearts. I can’t wait to find the next reason to work with you again! ❤

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