Barnyard BBS

When you're treading water,
you're getting nowhere.
Which way are you going?
This+is+the+first+picture+of+me+that+you+will+find.++That%27s+because+I+was+just+born%2c+interestingly+enough.
My+grandfather+Tom+carrying+me.++I+was+somewhere+under+a+year+at+this+point.
Attempting+to+swim+with+my+mother.++Somewhere+back+in+1981.
That%27s+me.++Around+22+months+old.
That%27s+me.++With+a+snowman.++In+the+winter.++Of+%2783.
Skating+with+my+parents+in+the+winter+of+1983.
I+decided+that+I+needed+to+%27paint+the+cat%27+when+I+was+younger.++It%27s+amazing+how+much+fun+a+pail+of+water+can+be...
My+grandparents+Tom+and+Sally+Shaffer+with+me+during+the+Christmas+of+1983.
My+mother+decided+to+let+me+help+paint+when+I+was+a+child.++That+wasn%27t+the+best+of+ideas.
Climbing+an+apple+tree+at+some+point+earlier+in+life.
This+is+my+kindergarden+picture.++I+was+probably+five+in+this+one.
Back+when+I+was+around+6+years+old%2c+the+Philadelphia+Zoo+had+a+dinosaur+exhibit.++It+had+giant+eggs.++You+get+the+idea.
I+think+this+was+my+second+grade+picture%2c+but+I%27m+not+quite+sure.
This+was+pretty+much+the+whole+family%2c+plus+one+cousin+(Laurie+Davidson).++This+is+one+of+the+last+pictures+of+my+family+all+together+in+one+place.++I%27m+the+little+thing+in+the+back.
A+picture+of+my+family+back+when+I+was+a+kid.++For+those+interested%2c+I%27m+the+one+in+the+middle.++The+cat+was+named+Half-Moon%2c+the+dog+was+named+Bones.
Myself+and+Walt+playing+poor-man%27s+paintball+in+1994.++It%27s+amazing+how+different+the+game+is+when+using+slingshots%e2%80%a6
The+family+and+friends+photo+from+Diane+and+Walt%27s+wedding+in+June+1996.++This+is+shot+from+the+Hill+chapel%2c+with+the+library+in+the+background.
A+family+portrait+we+had+taken.++Perhaps+you+saw+one+of+these+at+Christmas.
As+you+can+tell%2c+she+said+yes.++Sorry+that+these+photos+are+not+the+best%2c+but+as+you+can+tell%2c+I+was+not+behind+the+camera.
The+two+of+us+just+a+few+moments+after+I+proposed+(Christmas+2004).
We+finally+got+some+better+photos+of+the+proposal.++You+would+think+that+with+three+cameras+in+the+room+it+would+have+been+easier.
More+of+the+whole+proposal+thing...
She+said+%27yes%27.++And+JoEllen+looked+the+other+way.
Sorry+for+the+motion+blur%2c+none+of+us+expected+her+to+move+that+quickly.++This+is+the+proposal.
Jessawick+was+so+surprised+by+the+proposal+that+she+got+a+bloody+nose.++Very+romantic.
One+of+the+few+photos+where+you+get+to+see+me.++I%27m+with+my+mother%2c+Diane%2c+the+night+before+the+wedding.
The+two+of+us+with+our+cake+set.++Little+did+we+know%2c+we+would+need+it+the+very+next+day.++Walt%2c+Andy%2c+and+some+Jessawick+aunts+%2f+uncles+in+the+background.
I%27m+there+with+my+father%2c+a+few+minutes+before+showtime.
Kyle+and+Mark+arrive+at+the+chapel.
Visiting+with+Woody%2c+outside+the+chapel.
Visiting+with+Woody%2c+outside+the+chapel.
From+the+left...+Jim+Rittenhouse%2c+Jessawick%2c+Woody%2c+me%2c+Matt+Kraynyak%2c+Jim+Kyle%2c+Walt%2c+Little+Trevor%2c+and+Tom+Smith.
Woody+starts+the+service.++Matt+is+on+the+right.
The+second+the+ceremony+concluded%2c+Yishon+(the+photographer)+was+back+in+action.
We+start+to+leave+the+chapel.++You%27d+be+surprised+how+hard+it+is+to+avoid+tripping.
We%27re+walking+down+the+aisle%2c+married.++Notice+the+careful+steps+on+my+part.
We%27re+walking+down+the+aisle%2c+married.++Notice+the+careful+steps+on+my+part.
We%27re+walking+down+the+aisle%2c+married.++Notice+the+careful+steps+on+my+part.
We%27re+almost+to+the+center+of+the+chapel+now.
A+little+off+balance...
Ok%2c+I+didn%27t+trip.++Trying+to+keep+it+that+way.
Ok%2c+I+didn%27t+trip.++Trying+to+keep+it+that+way.++Just+stay+in+front+of+the+dress...
We+stop+for+a+moment%2c+near+the+doors.
We+stop+for+a+moment%2c+near+the+doors.
We+stop+for+a+moment%2c+near+the+doors.
We+stop+for+a+moment%2c+near+the+doors.
The+first+moments+as+a+married+couple.
First+kiss.
First+kiss.
First+kiss.
We+were+the+first+out+of+the+chapel.++Jessa+was+overjoyed.
We+were+the+first+out+of+the+chapel.++Jessa+was+overjoyed.
Jessawick+and+myself+waiting+near+the+chapel%27s+exit.
A+partial+Lori%2c+Matt%2c+and+myself+after+the+ceremony.
My+mother+stops+to+give+me+a+hug.
Jessawick+is+next+in+line+for+the+hug.
Jessawick+is+next+in+line+for+the+hug.
Jim+drops+by+to+offer+congratulations.
We+start+our+walk+out+of+the+chapel.++Notice+the+careful+footwork+around+the+dress.
The+birdseed+assault+begins.
Note+to+self%3a++When+approaching+flying+bird+seed%3b+close+mouth.
Note+to+self%3a++When+approaching+flying+bird+seed%3b+close+mouth.
Duck!
It%27s+like+rain%2c+but+...+seed-like.
We+dump+off+some+of+the+seed%2c+and+start+the+walk+around+(for+pictures).
Ahhh...+Birdseed.
I+try+to+get+some+of+the+seed+out+of+Jessawick%27s+dress.++I+met+with+marginal+success.
We+head+back+to+the+chapel%2c+for+the+pictures.++None+were+permitted+during+the+ceremony.
Walking+around+to+the+chapel+doors.
Ricky+carries+Jessawick%27s+train.
Ricky+carries+Jessawick%27s+train.
Ok%2c+so+we+weren%27t+really+ready+yet.
The+first+try+at+the+wedding+party.++Front+row%3a++JoEllen+and+Trevor.++Back+row%3a+Jim+Kyle%2c+Matt+Kraynyak%2c+Ben%2c+Jessawick%2c+Lori+Oldrati+(Ellis+now)%2c+and+Amanda+Smith.
The+second+try+at+the+wedding+party.++Front+row%3a++JoEllen+(Trevor+ran+away).++Back+row%3a+Jim+Kyle%2c+Matt+Kraynyak%2c+Ben%2c+Jessawick%2c+Lori+Oldrati+(Ellis+now)%2c+and+Amanda+Smith.
The+third+try+at+the+wedding+party.++Front+row%3a++JoEllen+(Trevor+ran+away).++Back+row%3a+Jim+Kyle%2c+Matt+Kraynyak%2c+Ben%2c+Jessawick%2c+Lori+Oldrati+(Ellis+now)%2c+and+Amanda+Smith.
The+fourth+try+at+the+wedding+party.++Front+row%3a++JoEllen+(Trevor+ran+away).++Back+row%3a+Jim+Kyle%2c+Matt+Kraynyak%2c+Ben%2c+Jessawick%2c+Lori+Oldrati+(Ellis+now)%2c+and+Amanda+Smith.
The+fifth+try+at+the+wedding+party.++Front+row%3a++JoEllen+(Trevor+ran+away).++Back+row%3a+Jim+Kyle%2c+Matt+Kraynyak%2c+Ben%2c+Jessawick%2c+Lori+Oldrati+(Ellis+now)%2c+and+Amanda+Smith.
Just+the+Hill+Boys.++Jim+Kyle%2c+Ben%2c+and+Matt+Kraynyak.
Just+us.
Just+us.
Just+us.
We+walk+from+the+chapel+down+to+the+reception%2c+at+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
We+walk+from+the+chapel+down+to+the+reception%2c+at+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
We+walk+from+the+chapel+down+to+the+reception%2c+at+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
We+walk+from+the+chapel+down+to+the+reception%2c+at+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
We+walk+from+the+chapel+down+to+the+reception%2c+at+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
We+walk+from+the+chapel+down+to+the+reception%2c+at+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
We+walk+from+the+chapel+down+to+the+reception%2c+at+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
Dress+malfunction.
The+dress+is+scooped+up%2c+and+we%27re+back+on+the+move.
On+the+way+to+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
On+the+way+to+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
On+the+way+to+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
We+finally+arrive+at+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
We+finally+arrive+at+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
We+finally+arrive+at+the+Center+for+the+Arts.
Matt+Kraynyak%2c+me%2c+and+Jessawick+(behind+the+head+table).
We+walked+down+the+hill+to+the+reception+site+after+we+finished+with+the+pictures.
We+eventually+got+to+sit+down+for+a+bit.
This+one+includes+Amanda%2c+Lori%2c+Jessawick%2c+Ben%2c+and+Jim+Kyle.