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|4:30pm||Social Hour & Lawn Games|
Jonathan and Cassie go hiking almost every weekend, and Jonathan suggested that they go check out the Hobbit Village at Federation Forest State Park for their weekend hike. The Hobbit Village is an eclectic place in the middle of an old growth forest where a bunch of people have left behind gnomes and a collection of other unusual items. Jonathan and Cassie were dog sitting for their neighbor, so they also brought their neighbor's dog, Sienna, along with their dog, Adele. The trail to the Hobbit Village is really muddy, so by the time everyone arrived at the Hobbit Village, they were all covered in mud.
When they arrived at the Hobbit Village, Cassie saw a gnome that was holding a sign that said 'Cassie'. Since the Hobbit Village is a popular place for kids, Cassie just thought that a girl had left a gnome in the Hobbit Village with her name on it. However, as Cassie wandered off the trail to check out the other gnomes, there was another gnome with a sign that said 'Will', and farther off the trail, there was a gnome with a sign that said 'You'. At this point, Cassie was very confused, and lost the trail of gnomes since the next gnome was out of sight. But, Adele had found the way, and Jonathan yelled, "Follow the dog!" Cassie followed Adele behind a big log and found another gnome with a sign that said 'Marry'. The final set of gnomes were Jonathan & Cassie gnomes with a sign that said 'Me?' between them, and they were in front of a gnome house that Jonathan built. The design of the gnome house was based on the house in the American Gothic painting since Cassie grew up only 20 miles from the real American Gothic house in Eldon, Iowa. Jonathan got down on one knee next to the gnomes and popped the question, and Cassie said 'Yes!' and laughed a lot.
All we want for our wedding is to see your smiling face enjoying Iowa! If you really want to give us a gift, the gift we would like most of all is some help setting up and cleaning up. The registry has information on ways to help out, and a list of charities we support. Thank you and hope to see you there!