Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day......







Hi Everybody...

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!!!!

32 comments:

javajazz said...

oh G-man,
how very sweet...!
Mazel tov, papa,
you must be so proud!
lots of love
and congratulations
to you all...xoxo

KB said...

Awwww, love the pics. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

Congratulations xxx

Tall Karen said...

A very Happy Fathers Day to you!

The gift of seeing our children happy, makes it all worthwhile! That is, until you have grandkids!

Congrats and thanks for sharing the pics!

Thom said...

How great that is for you to recap the wedding. What great pictures and recap of the wedding and party the next day. I bet it was just perfect. What a wonderful Father's Day present to you. ALoha my friend and Happy Father's Day :)

Mona said...

Wow! Pictures!

WOW! Mrs Galen on Galen's blog at last!!!!!

I love all the pictures! Congratulations to the newly weds!

Happy Father's Day Galen!

the walking man said...

Ya done good old man.

Shadow said...

the wedding looks and sounds super. happy father's day dear galen!

lime said...

what a wonderful celebration stamped with their personalities. thanks for sharing it with us, galen. congratulations to mandy and sean and happy father's day to you.

Akelamalu said...

Happy Father's Day G-man.

What a wonderful day you all had.

Best wishes and congratulations to the bride and groom. :)

Susan at Stony River said...

Wonderful photos; it sounds like such a fantastic day even in such few words, and their smiles say it all. I really really like your daughter's style too!

Congratulations, and Happy Father's Day!

paisley said...

happy fathers day galen.. to a very proud and happy,, not to mentioned dry eyed father.... thanks for your continued support over the past few months....

Lou said...

Wonderful that they had a simple wedding, surrounded by those that actually know and love them. I don't get the mega weddings these days..

And "up north," it truly is paradise.

buffalodick said...

They did it their way, which means they cared enough about each other to make it special for them. Some weddings seem to forget about that sometimes.. Sounded like a great day! Fife Lake- very nice! Happy Fathers Day, Dad! I'm mAking filet minions on the grill, sauteed scallops in garlic butter, mushrooms, sour dough bread, cob corn, and cheesecake...

Missy said...

A wedding should be a celebration of love. They look so happy together.

My sister wore an antique dress and hat almost like the ones my mother wore when she married my dad.

Your daughter is smart. Why go in debt right out of the ceremony, save the money you would have spent and start a nest egg.

Love pictures, lovely place

pheromone girl said...

Have a most wonderful and joyous father's day. It's cool that you added a great son in law to the brood!!

The Black Hole said...

Beautiful photos, great blogg :)

Missy said...
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Missy said...

Melting Pot

Need a laugh

javajazz said...

i knew
Mona was gonna flip
when she saw Mrs. G-man...
happy fathers day G-daddy...
xo Lana

jadey said...

Yahoo they did it. Congrats to you and your family. What a beautiful bride. I love that they kept it intimate and on such lovely land. Looks like you all had a wonderful day. Happy Father's Day to you G.

Serena said...

What Mona said. Lovely!

citizen of the world said...

Now you are a fatehr-in-law, too! A belated Happy Father's Day to you!

snowelf said...

Galen, there is nothing like a happy ending leading to a fabulous beginning... I am so happy for you and your family.

Much love,
--snow

Mama Zen said...

What a beautiful, beautiful bride!

SignGurl said...

Teary eyed here. I am so happy that your little girl has been entrusted to someone that will care about her as much as you do.

*smooches*

jillie said...

Awwww..that is sooooo awesome! Loved the fact that it was simple. What a great idea for her wedding attire! She looked stunning.

Almost made my eyes leak reading your story.

xo

Mona said...

Sean looks like what you must have been like when you were his age!

Cindy said...

haha! No major waterworks! Great post!

seanhinkle said...

Everything was perfect Galen. We can't thank you and everyone else enough.

I'll have some pictures up here:
www.flickr.com/pragnci

Mona said...

To Sean > I did not see any wedding photos there!

G-Man said...

Mona...I think thats the ladies website that took the wedding pics.
I'll look into it...

Thanks everyone for visiting, and being so nice to me and my family.
God Bless You All....Galen

JihadGene said...

My wife and son were away in Korea. I had the remote, steak, and beer. I had a great Father's Day!