Greeting us on the other side was a lovely musical duet.
A sweet conclusion to the ceremony itself involved the presentation of a flower to each guest. . . .
. . . . .which were then tossed all at once into the ocean.
It was so lovely to be outside on the beach. . . . especially after an eight hour car ride the day before! Forty-five minutes into it my youngest, Jackson, began the proverbial "Are we there yet?" I hate to admit it but we actually stopped more than once to buy snack foods in order to keep his mouth busy, for he didn't seem to be able to chew and whine at the same time! Construction work, wrong exits, and endless traffic jams added to the tension but all was forgotten while looking for sea shells in the sand.
Being the very last of the wedding party lingering on the beach we had to hustle to catch up with everyone else. Even so I couldn't help a quick peak at these. . . .what I assumed to be beach plums. I love beach plum jelly! Someday I want to attempt to make my own but first I imagine I should learn to identify the fruit for sure.
Finally we arrived at the restaurant for the reception. The tables were beautiful and the food amazing. . . .shrimp cocktail, clam chowder, lobster tails, prime rib, and. . . . .
. . . . .chicken nuggets? Yes, somehow our little shiny eyed Jackson had charmed his way into the good graces of the wait staff and managed to get a platter full of nuggets and french fries delivered to his seat. The ketchup was not far behind as his consumption of the sauce is pretty much an ounce for ounce equivalent of whatever he dips into it! Too bad we couldn't have saved his meal in a doggie bag for the ride home. . . . busy hands + busy mouth = quiet car ride!
But to home we did return. . . . .tired, cranky and with oodles of laundry in tow. In addition, our dear little Stormy returned to us from the vet, where he boarded in our absence, with a case of stress induced colitis! I'll spare you the details! On the lighter side, however, our awaiting mail pile had a couple exciting tidbits buried deep within. It seems Gail Wilson will be having a booth at the Sunapee Fair this August where she will be displaying one of her dollhouses, lots of wee collectibles and of course her very own Hitty! And following on the heels of this event will be a tea party for which I was lucky enough to receive an invitation along with the likes of Lucy and Miss Prim Rose! So while summer fun item #16 has been crossed off the list, a fair, a tea party, and a promise to finish my Gail Wilson basic doll kit (thus giving me the clear conscience to buy something at her booth) has been added!