And climb the stairs to the beach...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pictures from Suzanne

Four proud parents. We had dinner last night with Rose-Marie and Bill, Kim's folks. They have a house on the Cape so we went to dinner and got to know each other better, in a more private setting than we had at the various wedding venues. They are lots of fun to be with and we are looking forward to seeing a lot more of them now that we are all family.

Some photos from Rose-Marie's cousin Rose are on Shutterfly below. Many of the pictures are of Kim's family. Cousin Rose is the blond lady in black and white you will see in some of the pix. Enjoy viewing and click below to enlarge the pictures. You can really see Kim's dress well in many of these. She sparkled!

This says the link isn't working, but scroll down and click on the line about enlarging them and you should get to see them.

Click here to view these pictures larger

Monday, August 10, 2009

Morning Folks

Some more wedding pictures. Some from Kim's family who shared them with me, some we took and some from friends. Thanks everyone for sharing.

Kim and Bill's first dance. Background: Me, Ed and Doug. Debbie Keeney took this shot. Got us all in there. Good job, Deb!

Groom and his mom.

The Best Man's Toast

Artful pose on floor.

The two Moms cutting a rug. I love Kim's mom

The stair photos are my favorite photos so far.

I don't think I have ever seen a more beautiful bride.

More are coming in everyday. Keep your eyes opened!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Morning Folks August 9, 2009

Here are the first photos, hot off the press, courtesy sister-in-law Kathy.

Kim's Dad, Bill Sylva looks proud as can be. She is absolutely glowing. (Click on it to get a close look at that gown.)

Her gown was absolutely gorgeous. And her veil was so pretty, with sparkles and pearls. (click for closeup). She was the most beautiful bride and he the most handsome of grooms. Those comment are completely objective, by the way.

Bill's friend, Ran Chase, who is also 2 of his close friends' father, assisted Father Burke in the ceremony. Father Burke baptized Kim when she was a baby and married her parents 32 years ago. Ran Chase gave a wonderful homily.

I think his knees were shaking a little bit. But, only Ed and I noticed. It was such a wonderful moment. I was just so happy for them both. I didn't even shed a tear. I think I got them all out when I was making that video.
I will soon post more pix with the handsome best man included as well!

For now, this is all I have. Have a great day.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Morning Folks

Well, Bill and Kim are married! I have a daughter-in-law now, or more like a daughter, really. She is a wonderful addition to our family. I haven't got any pictures yet because it has been a whirlwind of events from start to finish and we are 14 minutes from a big family breakfast, with the Sylva family. But, here is a link to the video that I made for the kids. I hope you enjoy it. I apologize for the size of the photos. It's much nicer when the pictures are larger. I can send you a cd if you want one, just give me the word.

In the meanwhile, we are deleriously happy after a wonderful celebration. I know they will have a wonderful honeymoon. Aloha! And then, home to start their lives together in their new house.

I will be back with pix soon! In the meantime, here is the link to the video. There's some good music, so turn up the volume and listen to the lyrics.



Saturday, August 01, 2009

Morning Folks August 1, 2009

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit! And welcome August, month of my birth and of so many other fellow Leos who I know and love.

I owe you all so many blogs. I truly thought there would be an abundance of postings this summer, but I find the Cape to be as distracting as it is inspiring.

I sit out under the awning of our trailer, listening to the trees dripping from last night's downpours, little isolated taps followed by a drumroll of drops when the oak branches above twist in the early morning breeze, casting the water about like a dog after a swim.

Looking around I see the flowers I have blooming around me, this year for the first time planted in the ground, not just pots, since I was here so early in the season. And I see the hostas with their stems clipped off, just for fun, I guess, by the cute, but not so innocent chipmunks we see skittering over the deck.

The fuscia hanging nearby reminds me of the two occasions when hummingbirds visited. Not many sightings compared to those on my back deck at home in Tennessee, but certainly as exciting in their rarity.

The birdfeeders I put up this year were maybe the most distracting in the early morning hours when I usually do my writing. Out here alone with only their calls and songs and little else, I am too intent on listening to them than I am to the muse in my head. The bluejays are bluer here and the gold finches seem brighter, especially on the feeder I have attached to the window by the sink.

They peak in at me and I have to be careful not to startle them when I am making the coffee each morning.

The birds here at the campsite are not exotic, but just the birds I grew up with and find comforting to have around me. I am even becoming more tolerant of the crows and the squirrels that seem to enjoy the feeder I fill just for them in an attempt to keep them away from the other feeders. Although they ate the 2 dozen marigolds I planted at the beginning of June, I still allow them in the yard, not that I have much say about it.

There is a vase containing 3 pink hydrangaes on the table over there, still pretty fresh even after a week. They are from the tables at Alison-Jane and Scott's wedding last weekend, a weekend of events beginning with a family dinner where we met

Scott's family

and shared dinner and conversation along with Ed's family.

AJ is Ed's niece, and mine, too, actually! She made a beautiful bride and it was a beautiful weekend of making new friends, girl talk and laughter at the shower, the rehearsal dinner, the morning after breakfast all wonderful relaxed family events that set the tone for the whole weekend. Of course the wedding itself was the highlight and very special. You can find lots of wedding photos on Kathys blog. There is a link to the right.
Congratulations to AJ and Scott, now married one week!

And next to the vase of wedding flowers, I see the best deal I ever got at a consignment shop.

My little green rocking chair. I spotted it across the street from the laundromat in Dennisport one day when I was waiting for the last load to dry. It said $30 on the sticker, but she took off $10, when a bit of the paint peeled off with the pricetag.

I think next year I will put a pot of blue hydrangea on it. Can't you just picture that?

And beyond that, more bargains, two new lounge chairs Ed got yesterday at the garage sale across the street from us. He got some tools, some golf clubs and I got some corning ware. A very fruitful morning.

We'll use the chaises for a couple of weeks and when we go home we will donate them to Bill and Kim's new deck at their lovely new home in Westford. How exciting for them.

Like I said, there were distractions, pleasant ones, during the past couple of months here on the Cape. And as I begin to prepare myself for the upcoming wedding of my son Bill and his bride, Kim, this Friday, you all know where my heart and my head will be. When I come up for air, you will hear from me again. Meanwhile, life is really good and I hope it is for you as well.

Have a wonderful month and enjoy whatever it holds in store for y'all.

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