Saturday 29 July 2006

Wedding Gift Opening Party

The happy couple relax after an afternoon of opening wedding gifts

All the bows were being put on Nick's person somewhere -he's a good sport about it

Nick & Becky open one of the gifts from Debbie & Peter (Margie & John's long time friends)

Our Mom (Nick's Nanny) made this quilt for Nick before she passed away. There was a note on it to give it to him for his wedding

Nick and Becky open Best Man, Pete's gifts

Nick and Becky open Best Man, Pete's gifts

Becky's Dad, Al chugs champagne (I told him I'd take his photo if he did it)

Gift from us - photo of the Nick's Uncle Garth and Aunt Betty's cottage taken by Uncle David (Gordon) and changed to a conputer generated watercolour painting

Nick & Becky open gift from Nick's Uncle Albert and Aunt Reina

Nick's Aunt Terry and cousin Ben couldn't come to the wedding from England. Photo above is of Nick and Becky opening one of their gifts.

Today there was a gift opening party at Becky's Opa and Oma's house. I'm not going to write about it. I'll just post photos. By the way, these photos represent only a small portion of those actually received.

Congratulations Nick and Becky!

Nick and Becky cutting the cake - Becky made the cake and decorated it herself. It was good too!

Nick and Becky share a kiss with the Ottawa River in the background at sunset

Nick and Becky leaving the church in Nick's friend, Kyle's 1938 Chev Coupe

Nick and I in front of the church before the ceremony

Today started out cloudy and humid with a high smog advisory.

Nick called last night and wanted us to be at the church today for 5:30 p.m. to take family photos with him before Becky arrives.

We went to The Gourmet Restaurant in Carleton Place for breakfast and then toured some streets of rural Carleton Place that we hadn’t been on before. We also stopped at Mississippi Lake RV Resort to see what it looked like. They wouldn’t let us go in and look around. You have to make an appointment with the owner if you want to go in and tour the place. There are a lot of cottages on Mississippi Lake that I didn’t realize before. I had never thought of the Carleton Place area as ‘cottage country’.

I got my hair done this afternoon and then went and got my driver’s license renewed. At least I know my hair will look good on my driver’s license.

Around 3:00 p.m. the sun came out and stayed out so we had a really nice sunset in the background for some of the photos.

We left about 4:45 p.m. and headed into the church, All Saints Lutheran at Pinecrest and Queensview. We beat everyone there but with rush hour traffic on a Friday night, you never know. We got the photos done of Nick and Pete and Nick and me as aunt and godmother. It was a beautiful wedding but was very hot in the church. Nick looked very handsome in his tux and Becky made a beautiful bride.

After the wedding the immediate family headed over to Andrew Hayden Park and we took more photos before ending up at Capone’s at the Nepean Sportsplex for the reception. I got to dance with my husband, that doesn’t happen often. I also got a dance with Nick. He and Becky really seemed to be having a good time. Becky baked her own cake and did a really good job.

We got home about 11:45 p.m. and Bib was really happy to see us!

Thursday 27 July 2006

Helping Out

Nick and his best man, Pete (taken last night at the rehearsal dinner)

It was cloudy and humid this morning but still managed to do my walk. After breakfast and some interneting, I mowed the area around our ‘house’. With all the rain we’ve had it was badly needed and if I didn’t do it today, it probably wouldn’t get done till Sunday as the next two days will be busy.

This afternoon one of our neighbours that we met last year came over and asked if we could move his trailer. He’s one of the seasonal people here at the park. They bought a new trailer that is being delivered tomorrow so Gordon moved his trailer off his site and into an area where it can be picked up tomorrow after the new one is delivered. He did a very professional job!

I was sitting outside reading my book when Gordon poked his head out the door. He just had socks on and we started talking and he started to come outside, lost his footing and slipped coming down the stairs. It seems like he broke his toe so we had to go out and get tape and gauze to bind it so he’ll be able to get into his shoes tomorrow for the wedding. He’s also got an abscessed tooth that we’re hoping won’t get any worse. He’ll have to go in and get it pulled on Monday.

Wednesday 26 July 2006

Rehearsal Party

Nick and Becky cutting their rehearsal dinner cake

Humid and cloudy with sunny periods this morning so I did my walk.

Betty, my sister and Garth, her husband picked me up around 2:00 p.m. Betty and I went to our younger sister, Margie’s to help set up for Nick and Becky’s rehearsal dinner which took place tonight. Gordon remained behind to feed the dog and then joined us for dinner around 7:00 p.m. The rehearsal party got back to the house around 7:45 p.m. and we enjoyed a buffet dinner.

We got home at 11:30 p.m. and I’m pooped so not writing much tonight!

Tuesday 25 July 2006

A Low Key Day

Today I woke up to pouring rain and Bib wanted to go out at about 6:00 a.m. so I got dressed up in rain gear to take him out, then went back to bed. No walk for me today! Didn’t get up till about 9:30 a.m. I haven’t done that for ages and just as well because my neck was really sore. Must remember not to sleep in anymore.

It alternated between raining, pouring rain, sun and cloud for the day. I watched TV all morning after I got up, also haven’t done that in ages. Finally at 2:00 p.m. there was absolutely nothing on (we don’t have cable) so turned it off and got on the computer for a while.

TV pretty much sucked tonight. Can’t wait till we get satellite TV!

I didn’t take any photos today so resurrected one from our trip of sunset at Joshua Tree National Park.

Monday 24 July 2006

Got Lots of Errands Run Today

Spider's web in the early morning dew (taken on my morning walk)

Today was bright and sunny again with no humidity until late afternoon again when we had a little shower. After my walk, I got the laundry ready and went into town to the laundromat. Then I picked up some wine for Nick and Becky’s rehearsal dinner on Wednesday night, got some groceries, looked around the little mall in Carleton Place, picked up Gordon’s pants at the dry cleaners, stopped at the new Shopper’s Drug Mart and got home around 1:30 p.m.

After unpacking groceries, unpacking laundry and getting the bed remade, I sat outside and read for a while until I got bitten by a mosquito then came in and cleaned my strawberries (about half of them were rotten and they weren’t even on sale)! I made a small potato salad for Gordon for Wednesday night as he won’t be able to eat what the rest of us are eating at the rehearsal dinner so he’ll have to pack a lunch to take to the party.

The remainder of the day/evening just went by as normal and we didn’t get any more rain as of this posting.

Sunday 23 July 2006

Sleepy Sunday

Today was another sunny day with no humidity but we did get some rain and a bit of a thunderstorm late this afternoon.

We didn’t do anything special today so not much to write about. The campground is having a one stroke tole painting morning on Saturday and I’ve tentatively signed up for it depending on how long the wedding and reception go on Friday night and whether there will be a present opening party on Saturday. I haven’t taken a tole painting class since we were in the house and I badly need a refresher on the roses so I can finish our sign with our name on it.

Also I didn’t take any photos today so that’s it!