Monday, April 20, 2015

How Many Weddings?

 It was exactly one year ago...April 19th we gathered together,
in the drenching rain....as others reminded me of that chilling day.
Regardless of the weather,  Joe and Mikki were married.

 They were equipped for the rain!
Their smiles say it all!
Happy Anniversary Mikki and Joe!

 Here they are, a year later...enjoying the best year of their lives.

She just texted me a photo of their  overnight resort on Mt. Shasta.
That's where they both found each other and have created memories. 
I love the enthusiasm of the 'young and fearless'

 The New Wedding Party!

  What's looming in the future?
Wedding preparations are taking place.
Have you guessed the color theme?
 We are excited to invite Tara into our family.
 Mikki and Tara both chose the same flower girl.

Remember we talked about who's stealing the show?
It's obvious...this little one has won many a heart.

Have you guessed what their theme is?
We're looking forward to celebrating with Jeremy and Tara.
May 2, 2015.
Three weddings in three years...
Isn't that enough?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Who Steals the Show?

This Easter was special again.
Last year we celebrated Mikki's & Joe's wedding.
And there was no Paska!
This year the traditions carried on as usual.

 Instructions were given carefully.
If the egg was obviously visible...it was Ivy's.

 Her first Easter participating in hunting for eggs.
She caught on very quickly.

 She quite liked it...but I don't know if she actually got the chocolates.

I wonder who ate the chocolates?

The grass was a perfect length for  hiding the eggs.

 If only she knew what was inside...

Meanwhile the boys hunted...these eggs were not visible.
They searched and searched.
I can see why it's hard to see at times.

It seems like even the adults enjoy searching for those eggs.
I don't know if that's fair...looks who's the tallest.
 Jeremy and Tara are dreaming...and smiling as they sat by the fire
drinking coffee and eating Paska for an appetizer.

Paska is our traditional Easter Bread which can be formed in many ways and it's delicious.


 And at the end of the day...she gave hugs and smiles for all.
It's easy to see who really steals the show around our place.

Of course we missed Mikki and Joe!