A Whirlwind of a Time
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I've been away for a few days and am home for the day before heading south for a short tour. In my short visit, I had a chance to visit mom several times, attend my eldest nephew's wedding, meet his little boy for the first time, and visit my niece who came to the wedding with me. My hotel was located next door to a quilt fabric shop so I had time to squeeze in some shopping. I was across the street from a mall so I also ran some errands for mom and managed to stumble upon a used book sale run by the local SPCA. I bought several new books, including "Out of Africa" .
Here is a little peek at my weekend.
First my mom's birthday. We always have a small celebration with a fruit cake and real cream. In this case the filling is made of bostom cream and the top layer has whipping cream and fresh fruits. There is a little plaque on it which says Happy Birthday since we cannot write on top of the fruit in a legible way. We had a feast of deep fried chicken, a couple of salads, french fries and gravy as well as sodas. Whenever we visit, mom wants to eat food she doesn't usually get and we always try to make her happy.
Here is some of my shopping. As you can see, I have added to my craft stash and to my reading hobby.
The wedding of my eldest nephew was the other main reason for my recent journey.
My nephew is a cowboy and he absolutely loves the lifestyle. He and his new wife both love animals and it was an obvious choice for them to have an outdoor wedding with a western theme. The weather cooperated very well. The day was quite warm. There was an intermittent breeze and we were happy to have the cloud cover. Otherwise the sun would have been unbearably hot.
|These two tipis (traditional Indian tents) belong to the groom's aunts. One of his grandmother's stands in traditional regalia.|
|The arbor under which the officiant and the bridge and groom said their vows. You can see the two saddles in the background. both the bride and groom love animals.|
|A close up of the saddles and the stunning pendleton blanket.|
|The Commissioner of Marriages is having a word with the groom while they are waiting for the ceremony to begin.|
The weather on the way home was perfect. This was the scene as we crossed the bridge on the last leg of the journey home.
I hope you enjoy this sneak peek at my weekend. I hope to have at least one more post of the wedding once I get the photos organized. I'm also making a video for my nephew as I managed to capture some of his unique day on film and want to put it together for him along with some of my stills.
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