Monday, August 23, 2010

45th Wedding Anniversary

A few months ago John and I decided we should celebrate our 45th anniversary. At that time it was really hot and we don't have a lot of shade in our back yard so we ordered a tent so we would have some shade for people sitting on the lawn. So the following pictures you see the tent being put up.

We told no one that we were going to have this tent put up so it was fun just watching peoples faces as they came into the yard. We had asked everyone to bring lawn chairs and since the weather did not co-operate and it rained I think most of them thought they had to sit outside anyway. 30 people is a lot to have in a house.

We also had an awning installed on the house as well. Everyone was able to stay under cover and stay dry.

These are a few of our guests sitting around and socializing

I had set our wedding pictures out and they got a few chuckles out of it.

My grand daughter Amanda has turned into a good little baker. She asked if she could make cupcakes for that day and of course I said yes. She made a cupcake tree with handmade roses on the top. Well done Amanda. Thank you so much. I have saved some of the roses.

This is the cake my husband purchased and had it decorated. I left that job for him to do. Well done John.

Here we are cutting the cake like we did 45 yrs ago.


While we were in Ottawa we had to do the tourist thing as well. So we hopped onto a Gray Line Tour bus and sat at the top to get a good view of everything. We saw the Governor Generals home, Harper's home and a lot of others. That evening we sat on the lawn of Parliament Hill and watched a light show they put on, on the side of the building. Fantastic! I couldn't take pictures because I was to far away and the lights flashing was confusing my camera.

One of the places that really caught our eye was the By Ward Market. It had sidewalk cafe's all over the place. Street after street of them.

This area of the city was a really nice place to visit. Parking in Ottawa is really expensive as well.

Just a beautiful area to see.

This is Oscar Peterson done in bronze. This was dedicated just the week before we came to Ottawa.

Melissa and Nathaniel's Wedding

Presenting Mr. & Mrs Nathaniel Boisvenue (This picture was to appear at the end of my post, but it kept dropping the picture so I just put it at the top).

The week of Aug. 6th to Aug. 12th John and I traveled to Ottawa to attend the wedding of our niece Melissa. The day was perfect, the setting was perfect and the bride was beautiful. She was married at the Church of the Ascension which was built in the late 1800, if my memory serves me correctly.

This is Melissa and her Dad at the front of the church. He had just walked her down the aisle and he had just turned her veil back.

Here they are saying their vows before her father who is a Lutheran Pastor.

The exchanging of the wedding bands.
A wedding reception followed at a very nice venue.