Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday's Fave Five, 7/28/17

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1. We had a wedding!  It's been a couple of weeks now, but we still don't have any of the "official" photography - just phone pics so far.  Showers started to fall about two minutes before the wedding.  Fortunately, the rain was not heavy, and stopped right after the procession was over.  

The officiant had a great ceremony - just the right length, and very appropriate for the occasion.  

I've been thinking about it and enjoying the memories ever since.

Mother of the bride standing for the bride to come in.  :-)
Daughter and Dad

This is very typical of my daughter's "style." 

It was a lovely time - the quick shower actually cooled the temps by about ten degrees - our daughter was radiant, and it was a joy to spend the evening with family and friends.

2. We really enjoyed meeting and getting to know our new son-in-law's family.

3. This week:  Quick, efficient navigation of doctors' appointments and some medical testing for both of us.

4. I am checking things off on my to-do list before going back to school.  Only eleven days left.  Why does summer go so fast?

About ten years ago, a former colleague made the comment that, for teachers, "After the Fourth of July, it's all downhill."  I saw her this week and told her that, ever since that remark, the second half of summer has been ruined for me!  She just laughed and said she's felt the same way, especially this year for some reason.  It's true, the summer does seem to be all downhill after the Fourth - but I'd never heard it quantified that way.

5. And finally, everybody needs to experience this wonderful taste sensation, when summer cantaloupes and tomatoes are both at their finest.  Try it - you'll be surprised at how good they are together.


Susan said...

Hmmm, I will try some cantaloupe and tomatoes together although I have my doubts. lol.

Hurray for a wedding that wasn't ruined by a downpour! Seeing the cake on the back of the truck made me smile. What a fun thing to do.

Oh, man - only 11 days before school starts up?! This summer has sped by. I hope you do manage to get a few more things checked off the list and a few FUN things. too.

Have a great week.

Deb said...

Congratulations on your daughter's wedding. Looks like a wonderful event! Yes, school will be starting again soon. Summer does seem to go quickly. I am going from high school to junior high this year, so that will be an adventure. Hope you have a good weekend. I always enjoy your posts.

Barbara H. said...

It sounds and looks like a lovely wedding. I'm glad everything went well!

The summers do seem to be getting shorter and shorter. Glad you got some medical things taken care of and that to-do list shortened.

Susanne said...

I never would have thought to pair cantaloupe and tomatoes together. Now you have my curiosity piqued.

Congratulations to your daughter. Looks like a wonderful celebration and your daughter was a beautiful bride!

Willow said...

Congratulations to your daughter and new son-in-law! She truly does look radiant.
Even though teachers are 'off' during the summer, they're not really. Still have preps to do, right? My dil started back last week. Students arrive on Thursday.