Top of archway leading to the outdoor ceremony site at the Little White Church on the Hill, 2009
This weekend we went camping with two other families in Galena, IL. Galena happens to be where Jason and I had our wedding. We were excited to go back to see the chapel where we got married 7 years ago and to show it to our kids for the first time ever.
Little White Church on the Hill, Scales Mound, IL, 2002
The chapel is an old, small, pretty building that was purchased by a retired couple who's family attended church there. It is out in the hilly country about 10 minutes or so outside of the town of Galena. They fixed it up really lovely and rent it out for weddings.
Little White Church interior with our pastor and wedding coordinator preparing, 2002
Our Wedding Sept. 14, 2002
The visit was bitter sweet. It was great to be there again, but the building is showing quite a bit of wear. Paint chipping, windows broken. The realization set in that this church may not be there forever. So the next time we visit, we will probably call ahead of time to see if we can go in the inside. Before it's, gulp, not there anymore someday.
Sept. 6, 2009
But we will always have our memories of that day. And we will enjoy going back for as long as we can.
Happy 7th Anniversary Jason!