|"The Couple of the Hour"|
Burnell and Paula Johnson
Daddy and Mama
Grampa and Grams
|The Whole Burnell Johnson Family|
|My oldest brother, Warren, my sister in law, Sherri|
Randi Leigh, Warren Clayton, and William
|My brother Chad and his wife Jenise, with their 11 children and one|
Elisha and Kathryn, Kyla, Kelsey, Baylor, Karaline, Kimmy, Kloe, Berington,
Kenzie, Bentley, and Kordi
|My brother David and his wife Jodi with their 8 children|
William, Amanda, Kayla, Daniel, Becca, Benjamin,
Samuel, and Ivan
|My brother Dwight with his wife, Marilee with their 8 children|
Burnell, Orin, Chance, Ty, Quint, Wyatt, Vienna, and Royal
|Our family- Rudi and Carla, Emily, Myles, Clancy, Clara|
Ruth, Paula, David, Adriana and Peter.
I love the pose that Adriana struck!!
|My sister Naomi and her husband Derrick with their almost 4 children|
Kendrick, Claire, and Elizabeth
(Molly Joy born August)
|My younger brother Wade and his wife Joscelyn|
with Knightley and baby #2 on the way!
|The "Original 8"|
from L. to R.
Chad, Naomi, Dwight, Carrie, Daddy, Mama, Warren, Carla. David, and Wade
L. to R.
Chad and Jenise, Derrick and Naomi, Dwight and Marilee, Carrie and Kent, Daddy and Mama,
Warren and Sherri, Rudi and Carla, Wade and Joscelyn, Jodi and David
We rented a convention room at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center. They provided the catering, along with tables chairs, etc. Everything was so beautiful. My parents know so many people and so many large families, that they only invited adults and very close friends. I am sure it was a hard invitation list for them to make, since my parents feel like most of their many friends are "close"!
|My mother's wedding dress...|
Still beautiful after all these years!
|Memories of the big day...|
The program included appetizers, then a delicious buffet that included three different choices of meat, amazing vegetables and salads, as well as dinner rolls was served. This was followed by a slide show that included footage of my parents wedding 50 years ago, an interview with them about how they fell in love, along with pictures of them throughout their lives together, and testimonials from their children. After this each one of their children/children's families shared something they had prepared to honor my parents. It was a lovely evening that went by so quickly! At the very end my parents shared and then we all ate dessert from the dessert buffet that had some of the yummiest desserts I have ever eaten!! It was a blessed event from start to finish!
|Sharing a Spanish song together as a family.|
|Singing "My Jesus I Love Thee" in four part harmony.|
|Rudi wowing the audience with his amazing fiddling!|
|Rudi and I enjoying the moment...|
|Mama and Daddy taking it all in.|