Thursday, March 27, 2008

My Daughter Gets Married!

On Saturday the 22 of March we went to see my daughter Josie marry a wonderful man named Richard! They had the loveliest ceremony. It was very small, only their parents and their children were invited. Here is a picture of the happy couple.

Here they are with their wedding cake, which was made by the groom's father. Isn't that impressive? It was carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and was delicious! The cake followed a fabulous brunch cooked by the groom's mother Carleen which included quiche, oven fried potatoes, vegetarian bacon, smoked salmon, a massive fruit and melon platter, bagels and cream cheese and I made cinnamon rolls to bring. It was a wonderful feast.

During the ceremony they did a sand ritual where they took turns pouring colored sand into this jar as the officiator read about their lives blending together like the grains of sand, it was really lovely.
Here is a picture of the bride and groom with both sets of parents.
This is the new family: Richard's son Sam, Josie, Richard and Savannah.
After the brunch and toasts and gifts, the happy couple went to North Conway in New Hampshire where they stayed at a Victorian Spa for the weekend. Savannah came home with us, and on the way we took a detour to Bethel so she could see the largest snowman in the world. It is actually a Snow-woman, named Olympia. Don't Savannah and I look like tiny ants next to her?
Savannah stayed with us for Easter, and we had the chance to cook together and color Easter eggs. For dinner, we had another wonderful meal. Jessica, Kaylee, Rich, and Jed came over. Our menu included: Glazed ham, oven roasted potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, fresh steamed asparagus, honeyed baby carrots, creamed corn for Jed (the only vegetable he'll eat), rolls with butter, cranberry, pickles and lemon mousse pie with raspberries for dessert.
The Easter bunny left the girls far too much candy, but they had fun looking for it. I hope everyone had a holiday weekend as nice as mine was.


blueheron91 said...

They look so happy!
May their joys be as bright as the morning,
their years of happiness
as numerous as the stars in the heavens,
and their troubles but shadows
that fade in the sunlight of love.
(Old English Blessing)

Josie said...

:) thanks for the nice post. I went back through your old posts and think that you should bring back WTF Tuesdays :)

Love you!