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Monday, June 10, 2013

What a weekend!

Our daughter, Karen, was married on Saturday afternoon in Terrebonne, Oregon, 3 hours away from home (Portland). The hotel was 30 minutes away. The groom's brother owns a farm in sight of Smith Rock.

It was about 4000 feet in elevation there, very dry, and 85+ degrees outside with not too much shade where we would be having the ceremony and the wedding supper. You can see some of the tables to the left in the previous photo, which was taken after the dinner. We had 110 present to witness the event.

We drove up on Friday and did much table moving, decorating, cooking and assembling of food. We were so busy Rick and I didn't take even one photo the entire weekend! I've thrown myself on the mercy of family and friends to get some photos they took, but many of them were working hard, too. My memory isn't photographic! I want pictures! My niece and sister took the ones I'm posting here.

Father and daughter.

Just Married!

After the meal, before the dance and bonfire.

First Dance.

I have to laugh. I wanted to not gain weight during this weekend. I didn't restrict food at all, but I worked so hard that my scale was down this morning... 123.8! The Dr. said I didn't need to lose any more when I weighted 126. If someone got a photo of me, I'll post it later, but so far I haven't seen one.

I wore and reapplied sunblock frequently, since I'm a burn and peel girl. I didn't burn (except the part in my hair, which I totally forgot about), but I have a totally unexpected tan!

For those who read my blog about whether or not to wear nylons... I didn't. It was soooooo hot!

It was a LOVELY wedding and reunion with dear ones. We worked hard cleaning up and driving home on Sunday. We are pretty much just resting today.
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    Thanks for sharing your special day! The photos you posted are great. I hope someone got a few more!
    1727 days ago
    Many congratulations to you, your daughter and her new husband. She looked absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure you did too! Can't wait to see a photo of you too if you're able to dig one up!
    1727 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. Looked amazing. Congrats to newlyweds, happy you had a great time.
    1731 days ago
    What a beautiful bride!!! Congratulations to the bride and the groom emoticon
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    1741 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/11/2013 10:04:52 PM
    Your daughter is gorgeous! Everyone looks so happy. Glad you all had a wonderful event.
    1742 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    It looks like it was an absolutely wonderful event!
    So glad that it went off without a major hitch!
    The weight loss is an added bonus :)
    1743 days ago
    These are marvellous pictures: your daughter is beautiful and looks so happy! Here's hoping there are some pics of slender bare-legged you! I can't imagine how sweltering stockings would have felt in that!

    Sounds like you worked very hard to give the young couple a memorable day. Now: sit back and put your feet up!!

    PS in the meantime, how about a description of you outfit???
    1743 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/10/2013 7:30:08 PM
    Looks like an absolutely delightful event. CONGRATULATIONS! Wishing your daughter years and years of happiness -- for you to enjoy vicariously. Wishing you a son in law as dear and kind and thoughtful and loving as mine. And to think you even lost weight. Sounds like it's time for you to add some avocado to your salad and sandwich and some unsalted nuts to your snack!! Congrats. (I'm just a little envious. I would love, love, love to be 123!!) -Marsha
    1743 days ago
    Wonderful pictures! Wow, I'm soooo glad the weekend went so well. Congrats on not gaining, that's amazing.
    1743 days ago
    What a beautiful bride and what gorgeous weather for a wedding. emoticon I wish them all the best!
    1743 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Your daughter looked beautiful..and the father and groom also looked handsome. What a beautiful wedding. I hope you can find a picture of you so we can see that dress your got. How nice that you lost weight in the whole thing! Get some rest. It looked like the perfect wedding.
    1743 days ago
    Beautiful! Congratulations!
    1743 days ago
    What lovely photos, thanks for posting them! Hopefully you had some good shutterbugs in the crowd, and more will trickle in as time goes on. I can be very slow to upload and share pics sometimes! Glad to hear all went well, looks like all your hard work paid off for your daughter, nice job!
    1743 days ago
    Your daughter and her wedding were beautiful! emoticon
    1743 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your photos.
    I'm sure as more pics come in there will be some of you as well :)
    1743 days ago
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