Friday, April 9, 2010

Meet the Wedding Party: Laura Pientka

Name: Laura Pientka

Status: Bridesmaid

How We Met: I don't remember how we specifically met (though it may have been on our Washington D.C. field trip in 8th grade) but Laura and I had a lot of mutual friends and classes together, particularly during our later years in high school. We also share a mutual love for the Minnesota Wild, so that has helped to solidify our friendship. :)

Favorite Memory: No particular memory comes to mind, but we have had lots of good times involving runs to Cup N Cone before doing some late-night swinging on the beach of White Bear Lake and talking about life, not to mention our ritual of meeting at Applebee's after 9 for half-price appetizers and some Leinie Honey Weiss!

From softball... prom... Florida... the State Fair (gotta love those pronto pups!)...

...Laura and I have been through it all together!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Meet the Wedding Party: Matthew Delzell

Name: Matthew Delzell

Status: Groomsman

How We Met: Since Matthew is my older cousin, we met at my birth.

Favorite Memory: How can I have a favorite memory of my cousin that I have known for 22 years? (Does this sound familiar?) Well, generally speaking, I enjoyed playing with Legos with Matthew. Every birthday and Christmas, we would shake our presents to see if they contained Legos. Matthew always had the best creations. My two favorites were his time-travelling pair of DeLorean and locomotive from Back to the Future I and III respectively. Sorry, no pictures :( Also, Shannon says that smart kids play with Legos :)

I also have a specific memory that comes to mind. My parents did not allow my brother and me to have any kind of video game system other than two Game Boys. Luckily my cousins had a Nintendo. Other than the classic Super Mario Bros. 3 and Duck Hunt, they had Christian video games. My favorite was Spiritual Warfare. We have beaten the game countless times, but this memory comes from before any of those victories. One day when my aunt and uncle were gone and Emily (Matthew's older sister) was in charge, we were all playing Spiritual Warfare together. The excitement grew as we passed a point in the game that we had never passed before. Then, Matthew accidentally bumped the Nintendo and froze the game. As a punishment for getting out of control, Emily made him sit in the other himself.

This is from a birthday party of mine in the garage of our old house. Did I get Legos? It doesn't look like it.

Here we are hangin' out at his church.