Thanksgiving Wedding

Last week was a great one with a great turkey on Thursday and a great wedding on Friday! I seem to be late in writing this, here it is now a week later, but better late than never! First, here’s the turkey (before it was eaten):

Here’s a happy group working in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day:

OK, now it’s the next day, Friday. Here’s me taking daughter Clarissa “down the aisle” in our house:

Here we are at the ceremony, with me reading a James Russell Lowell poem picked out by Clarissa. The Notary Public, Penny Morris, who performed the ceremony is beside me. That’s my grandson, Nick, on the far left beside Sean.

Finally, here’s the happy married couple, Clarissa and Sean, outside our house after the wedding:

  1. barbara’s avatar

    Hi Mardé,
    Thank you for sharing; two beautiful events.
    In order; what a nice table set up the turkey.Feeling rather nostalgic, esp when I look at the china. It reminds me of the set we got from my grandmother years back, and is at my Mom’s house.

    Then, Congratulations to the newlyweds ! That is so beautiful; I love weddings.You all look great, including yourself.
    Are you also feeling nostalgic to have taken your daughter to the alter? I can imagine.

    You have a nice day, Mardé and take care 😉

  2. Dragonstar’s avatar

    What a lovely turkey! And I think I see our old sideboard behind the table – sadly we had to sell it for the move to the island.

    I love the way you people over there can hold weddings in your own homes and gardens. It’s so much more personal a way to be married.

    And, by the way, you look very handsome!

  3. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks for your nice messages, Barbara and Dragonstar. Glad you like the china, Barbara. We’ve had it for as long as I can remember. And the bird turned out to be done just right, not always the case. We bought the chest behind the table when we were in the Netherlands in 1970-72, and we call it the “Speelcamercast” (sp?). This is the second marriage for both Clarissa and Sean so we made it relatively informal and used a Notary Public. She’s to my left in the picture where I’m reading. I’ve got more pictures on Flickr. See the second sidebar under My Flickr. Also, SleepyLaKate (really Kate, third from right in the happy group pic) has many more wedding pictures on her Flickr account.

  4. Dragonstar’s avatar

    Lovely photos.
    I’ve an award for you on my blog.

  5. Dragonstar’s avatar

    I have a feeling this award is a bit “tongue in cheek” – I mean, how seriously can you take an award that looks like that! I passed it on to people who make me think, teach me about new places, and make me smile. Therefore you! 😀

  6. Mardé’s avatar

    You’re right. The award is a bit bizarre. A woman’s leg in a high heel with a large lamp shade for a hat? Yes, it’s probably “tongue in cheek”. But I’ll put it on my second sidebar under my You Make Me Smile award. That should be an appropriate place for it. 😀
    Thanks for your comment!

  7. annette Ekstrand’s avatar

    Hi Marde, Great news!! I was thinking of you on Tday and remembering days past. You all look great and I am so happy for Cricket!

  8. Mardé’s avatar

    Hi Annette! Thanks for making a comment!

    You can look at other pics too, on Kate’s Flickr account. See Comment #3 above. Or, see my sidebar.

    Cricket has a great new six figure income job, too. Sure helps me out! :smile:

  9. Michael’s avatar

    Just checking in and I find that many congratulations are in order!

  10. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks Michael. Yes, we had quite a day or days. Thanks.


  11. Matt’s avatar

    Looks like a wonderful family and a beautiful home..thanksgiving is now my favorite holiday, was X-mas when I was little ;). Hope you enjoy the holiday season.

  12. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks for your comment, Matt. Greetings to you as well in this holiday, and Advent, season….


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