Yes in deed LW, the two little Chihuahuas Charlie & Ruby and I are finally home where we belong!! :) We have spent the last day unpacking, laundry, putting all our new treasures away and catching up on 900+ emails!!! :( It's hard to believe that a country that boasts about it's technology being soooo advance, has large sections with little or no internet reception. We needed to get back here to our little developing nation before we had consistent internet services!!
I know this is rather egocentric and and ever so boastful but I just have to share some of the wedding pictures. So if ya don't want to see them I'll understand if you move on to someone else's Blog. Oh but if you stay you will see my oldest child and only daughter on her wedding day. A day she and Joe planned by themselves to express their love for each other, and lay the foundation of creating their own little family traditions and memories. :)
Mette with tiny little Susan one of her bride's maids (and one of Joe's sister) You can just see the hands and flowers of her other bride's maid, Jen ( Joe and Susan's sister)
This is my beautiful, loving, and so intelligent it'll scare you daughter, realizing the enormously large step of becoming a partner a soul mate and kindred spirit.
The day could not have been more beautiful for a father to escort his little girl to her new life :)
Instead of carrying a big bouquet of flowers Mette carried, 2 white roses attached to her grandfather's new testament. This was the brass jacketed new testament given to war time "GI"s when they were sent to the battle field. Along with that she also carried a small white handkerchief. When she was born her aunt created a tiny going home bonnet from the hankie, with the idea that when she grew up she would carry the hankie for her wedding . Mette's little bonnet sat patiently in her baby book for 27 years waiting for the day she would carry the hankie for her wedding :)
The groomsmen are Mette's brothers Peder and Anders The bridesmaids are Joe's sisters Susan and Jen :) How convenient is that??? Gives all new meaning to "all in the family" :)
For those of you that have been following our little Wedding saga will remember this is the wedding dress Mette decided she wanted when she was 14 years old!!! It was an old Vogue magazine. She cut out the picture for herself and made me a copy, informing me that this was what she wanted for her wedding dress!! Luckily she found a wonderful seamstress,artist to create it for her :)
The kids are both water babies of the first order. They both work in the kayak, surfing sports world. Instead of a guest book they had everyone sigh a "stand up paddle surf board"
Here again my elegant little girl opted for a three layer cake trimmed with a bit of greenery and ribbon wrapped around the base of each layer. Ohhhhh and speaking of layers. Instead of the tasteless fru fru cakes each layer was a, from scratch different flavor cake. Red velvet ribbon, carrot, and lemon. :)