Saturday, June 20, 2009
Happy Father's Day......
Well I survived the week-end without any major waterworks.
Not that I'm insensitive, but it was such a joyous and informal event, that it was just a REAL celebration of love and commitment.
As a native Michigander, and someone that has travelled the entire contiguous 48 States extensivly, I can honestly say that the closest thing to Paradise is Northern Michigan for about 4 months out of the year. Mandy's In-Laws have a very quaint and Lovely cottage on Beautiful Fife Lake. They have a Sandy Beach, a long dock, a boat to pull a waterskier, and a pontoon.
The first pic is the kids after some afternoon boating the day of the wedding.
The little boy is Seans nephew Timmie, The Ring Bearer.
Mandy wanted all of us to have a pic of both families in front of a little country school house not far from here.
Mandy's God-Mother and our lifelong friend Lynne, happens to be an On-Line ordained Minister of the Universal Life Church. And she married them with such love that it was very touching.
Mandy bought her dress at a Resale Shop and had it altered by friends.
Her hat and veil was purchased at an antique store, and Seans sister resewed the veil to fit her perfectly.
Mandy and Sean each recited their own vows that they composed themselves, and it was at that very moment when I realized how much they truely loved one another.
After the ceremony we retreated to a party tent set up in the backyard, and Reese gave a GREAT toast to the Bride and Groom. I was very proud of him....
Almost as proud as his awesome fireworks display that followed the toast..hehehehe
We partied well into the night, and had such a great time, that everybody decided to come back the next day and kill the rest of the keg.
Those pics will be the next post....
To everyone that is a Father...Happy Father's Day!!!!