Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Best Father-Daughter Dance Ever

We recently attended a beautiful wedding - Cara and Lucas.  Here they are just after their "I do" 's.

The vows! Great photo.

The reception was lovely, including a nice dance floor with a great DJ.  Cara and her dad, our friend Dave, came out for the requisite father-daughter dance.  It was slow, beautiful, meaningful - then, it happened!  The music changed, and they started a choreographed really fun, fast dance, that included everything from the twist to the Charleston.  It was great!!!  Enjoy Father-Daughter Dance !

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Before and After

We have had a great summer for all the gardens in town! Just the right balance of rain and hot weather.  Driving around our pretty town is even prettier this summer - seems especially the roses and hydrangeas are just LOVING this weather! 
What else loves hot summers with a good amount of rain?

You got it - weeds!  This is one of my backyard beds that has been woefully neglected this summer! (sorry, neighbors!)  I finally attacked it yesterday afternoon.  Yeah, see those 3-4 foot tall bushy plants right in the back middle?  WEEDS!!!!  This is the before picture . . . 

. . . and this is the after!  Still not perfect, to be sure, but I filled TWO big trash cans full of weeds!!! Now you can the the plants that I and my neighbor INTEND to be there!  Her vegetable garden is behind the lattice fence on the left side, and her raspberry bushes are on my side of the fence (the property line was "weed central").  While I was doing this, Scott was on the tall ladder on what he calls the "scary side" of the house, cleaning the gutters.
We celebrated finishing out work day with some excellent steak nachos from our favorite place, along with some margaritas, out on our patio.  Lovely!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Happy Day!

Lot of photos today:  we attended the wedding of a very special girl, Cara, and her guy, Lucas.  This special day was even more so, because both of our daughters and their bf's were there, too.  So fun!

Cara makes her big entrance on her dad's arm.  Wow, what a dress!  Her mom, Denise, did all of the flowers.

The vows.  Don't you love all of the rose petals?

Married!

Darling daughters, Hannah and Emily - Emily stunning in red, Hannah sparkly in silver!

Here's Scott and I - Scott looking awesome in his new suit!

Cara and Lucas - first introduction as Mr. and Mrs.!

Fun table shots - Scott and me...

Emily and Matt...

Hannah and Danny.  Sorry this is blurry, they looked so cute!

A wonderful time was had by all!


Hannah and Danny's Engagement Party!

We hosted a small engagement party for Hannah and Danny last night, and it was just so much fun! They are a perfect match, they have so mu...