It was a fantastic day. The weather was perfect. Two events went off with no hitches, well except a re-hitching which I will explain.
A few of us started off the day with the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K. Karen(my wife) another Karen, Sarah and Tim ran the 5K. Chuck, I my Dad, Debby and Caylee walked the 5K. Again the weather was a lot nicer than last year and we had a good time. Then we got changed and ready for the Big Baty Bash picnic. Pat Groeper, as usual, out did herself with the event. It was an awesome blessing for her to bring many of us together to hang out and see each other vs. cyber space. I think there were around 55 people that made it. You will all know Pat as all CAPS Pat. She comments often in all capital letters, uplifting our spirits with her loving comments on the blog. She is just one of those angels God has set in my path. Pat and I met a couple years ago at a cancer support group through Methodist hospital. She has taken me under her wing and done her best to take care of Karen, I and the guys ever since. Pat is a colon cancer survivor as well.
The picnic was such a blessing, I decided to take advantage of having so many great people in one place and surprise Karen with a question. I decided to ask her to marry me again. She said “yes” and coincidentally we just happened to have a Pastor in our midst. Pastor Pat from Hosanna was there. Only her and Pat Groeper knew it was coming. Karen and everybody else were unaware. So we had ourselves a little wedding ceremony to add to an already fantastic day.
A big thank you to everyone who took part to make it such a great day for Karen, myself, Brenden and Jaxson. The boys have been looking forward to the Baty Bash for the past 3 weeks. We had two groups from Bemidji there along with one group from the Iron Range. I just can’t thank everyone enough for coming to visit us. I hope to get some pictures up soon-depending if I can get Gina to email me some of hers.
Blessings to all and special prayers for both the Pat’s who joined my life since 2008 and made today into a huge success.