Friday, May 5, 2017

A Few Last Wedding Photos

Thanks so much for the thoughtful and kind and wise comments on my last post. I'm doing my best to answer each response, but it will take a while.  Meanwhile, today began with an 8 a.m. session with our Personal Trainer; we have an appointment with the bank at noon; and we're baby-sitting two Littles at dinner -- and putting them to bed, lucky us. So not much time for writing a post today, but I'd promised you a last few pictures from the wedding, and here they are.

First, this one of my three fabulous daughters taking a selfie
 and this snap of my beautiful Daughter-in-Law (and Love!) with a Little Girl who's not quite awake after a long nap in her carseat


 then this series of a Little Girl with her newly married Mama -- she didn't start the day in feathers, but her cousins' home is brilliantly equipped for dress-up. . . .

 And yes, with all the wonderful buffet food available, this little ex-pat showed her Green, White, and Red true colours, and asked for a bowl of pasta. . .

Some of the crowd were particularly happy with the wedding venue, and especially appreciative of one particular amenity.  . . .

 Can you guess what has our grandson, his dad, and his granddad so captivated?
Nope, not toasts to the bride. . . .
Nope, not a slideshow of the groom's childhood. . .

But yes, if you guessed . . .
they are, absolutely, watching a game. . . . I had no idea this little fellow, only just Two, had already grasped the appeal and the protocols of this activity, but he does look rather practiced there, doesn't he? I'm just waiting for him to turn back to the older generations and say, "Nice pass, right?" (In case you worry about gender stereotyping, this little guy also likes to costume up in a princess dress and dance with his sister -- it's all good!)

Next week, watch this space for a post rounding up some recent What I Wore photos, still very transitional as we can't seem to get Spring started here (although I temper my complaint when I see the flooding back East, with worse yet to come, apparently) and I've got another post in the works on my Terrace Garden.

Over the weekend, besides tonight's baby-sitting gig, we have the Opera again tomorrow night. Otello, this time -- the VOA is doing its first-ever Opera Festival, which makes for a compressed schedule, three operas in two weeks, something of an embarrassment of riches for us, but we'll struggle through somehow! And if the sun should happen to shine on Sunday, which the current forecast suggests as a possibility, then we might cycle somewhere away from tall buildings and traffic. . .

What about you? Any weekend plans? I'm always curious. . . and I always appreciate your comments and the way we've built a community here. Happy Friday!
EDITED TO ADD, JUST AFTER I POSTED THIS, that the always-entertaining Anne has posted her weekend plans, and I love that they include much "basking." Also love the gorgeous description she's written of the garden space she enjoys, small, perhaps, but obviously choice. Anne's writing is always engaging and amusing and stylish. If you have a minute, do go have a read. But first, leave us a comment here, would you? 

19 comments:

  1. Hi Frances, our town is one of the ones that is dealing with the flooding right now. I just spent the afternoon filling sandbags instead of doing a boot camp! My husband is on the way home after a week away and this weekend we have plans to visit an Asian supermarket to gather supplies for our dinner club next weekend - our theme will be Malaysia.

    I did read your last post - as you know I have moved an awful lot over the years. In fact, I used to get restless if we hadn't moved again by year 3! However, now I'm enjoying setting down roots here, in this town that we lived in once before. I better not speak too soon though - our third year here is coming up! :0)

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    1. I'll want to hear how your Malaysian meal turns out -- it's a cuisine I don't really know much about except that we do grab a meal at a popular Malaysian restaurant here in Vancouver every once in a while.

      The moving must feel a bit different, I wonder, now that your sons are more likely to stay where they are and not move with you. . .

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  2. The pasta and feathers are delightful! Boys and hockey just seem to be a Canadian thing. Last full week-end in Oaxaca...I'll go for the $10 haircut and finish up a bit of shopping. I still like to bring back small locally made gifts.I hope that you enjoy the opera.

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    1. In fact, while boys and hockey do seem the Canadian combo (and girls & hockey, I must add, in deference to my hockey-playing nieces), our family (not me, I don't watch sports, I'm afraid) tends to watch basketball.
      You're smart to get your $10 haircut before you get home -- you won't be able to match that price here!

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  3. Loved your entertaining well written post. Your daughters are beautiful. Good memories of this occasion for everyone and especially love it now that the little ones are included in marriage festivities.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I do think they're lovely, and I can't help but be pleased when others agree ;-)

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing your life with us. I'm working the advance polls for the election....maybe see the sun out the window.

    Ali

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    1. Good for you! We'll be on tenterhooks until tomorrow night (and then some of us will be elated and some very disappointed. . . .ah, democracy)

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  5. You have beautiful daughters and DIL! The little ones are so cute and sweet-what is a wedding without feather dresses!
    Enjoy your operas !
    I could not beat your three operas in the row :-),but tomorrow (Sunday) is Bo Skovhus concert (with Stefan Vladar on piano)-Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin
    Dottoressa

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    1. Oh, lucky you! I'm going to find that right now on iTunes and play it. Poor old Franz (or rather, poor young Franz )-- so brilliant but such a short sad life. Imagine if he'd had more support of his efforts to write opera...

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  6. Great photos, France's. The feathers and pasta, the daughters selfie (selves -ie?) Really love that shot of the "boys" watching the game. It IS Stanley Cup time after all.

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    1. Damnation. My i-pad still doesn't want to type Frances, Frances. Prefers France's. Silly machine!

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    2. As confessed above, our fellows aren't very Canadian in their sports spectating.. . uh-oh. . .

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  7. Quite a family resemblance among your girls, they all are so pretty and happy looking. As an adult, I don't think I wear enough feathers so your granddaughter's
    addition of a boa seems very on point.

    ceci

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    1. We should all have more boas in our wardrobes, right? ( Not the constricting variety, though!)

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  8. You appear to have a full dance card! Your daughter looked beautiful in lace and appears to be a very relaxed bride.
    I always have a weekend list, but the only reliable thing about it is that only a of third of the listed activities are ever completed - and that would be on a good weekend! Recently I've acquired the "fluffing about" mode - lots of pondering and diversions and not much action. I suspect that it’s due my recent retirement from my 40 year career without a plan in place for the next chapter of my life ........... Warm regards, Elizabeth

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    1. I'm a big believer in "fluffing about" as productive methodology. In fact, I'm not getting as much of that as I prefer, lately, and I'm looking to breathe a bit of "fluffing about" air into my schedule.
      Thanks for the inspiration ;-)
      I found the adjustment into retirement took time and energy -- and the pondering and diversions seem at least as valuable as any action. Take your time. . . you've earned it!

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  9. I can't get enough of these! Thank you! Such a close, heartfelt wedding. It's just a tiny bit sad that this is the last of the series of four, all so wonderful... but there will be many other special, happy occasions.

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    1. It was a nice way to close out the series, I must say ;-)

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