Weekending: The One With All The Celebrations

Well that was a whirlwind of a weekend! There wasn’t a lot of downtime but there was a lot of celebrating and socializing and it was so much fun.

Friday night was the local art show. There were several artists showing work, delicious hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing, and plenty of friends to chat with.

joann carole photobooth

joann anne photobooth

Of course Jo-Ann and Ann and I had to take advantage of the photo booth. It was a really fun night. I brought my photo of the bridge in Mexico, a photo of a storm coming in over the beach on the Cape, and a newborn photo of little Landon. That newborn photo was a big hit, I can tell you that. We had a little after party at our house when the show wrapped up and we stayed up way too late but it was totally worth it.

dale donna ron

Saturday we headed west to the wedding of Amanda and Nick. Amanda’s parents, pictured above with Dale, are long time friends of ours that we met through Civil War reenacting. Back when we did this a lot Amanda and Hannah were always together, running around the camp, getting teased by the boys, braiding each other’s hair and just generally being little girls. It was quite emotional to see Amanda take this big step. She seems so happy and Nick is a wonderful guy and we are just thrilled for them.

anniversary breakfast

We took advantage of the wedding being a bit of a distance from home and stayed overnight at a hotel. We arrived back there from the wedding just in time to dance to Moon River, our wedding song, at midnight. After a wonderful sleep in a giant king-sized bed, room service was a great way to start our anniversary celebration – that omelet was huge and absolutely delicious.

anniversary snacks

The plan all along had been to go out to dinner Sunday evening to officially celebrate our anniversary. But it was such a beautiful day and so comfortable on our deck that we decided to scrap the dinner plans and stay home. We took the Jeep for a ride and got lobsters and had a wonderful afternoon and evening together. We swung in the hammock, perused our wedding album, ate snacks and lobsters, and (of course) danced in the kitchen.

anniversary dinner for carole knits

It definitely wasn’t a typical weekend but it sure was spectacular.

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Comments

  1. Robby says

    Looks wonderful! I always get the ‘warm & fuzzies’ when I hear about those relationships where people are so comfortable with each other they can just spontaneously change plans and the new plan is also considered great. Happy anniversary!!

  2. Bertha Mallard says

    Congratulations on your 18th wedding anniversary. I’m sure you had loads of fun doing the things you did because you were together.

  3. says

    Happy Anniversary! That’s our favorite thing to do too – just hanging out on our little deck and enjoying some home made food. Have a great week Carole!

  4. says

    What a wonderful, celebratory weekend! (You probably need a weekend . . . to rest up from your weekend!) Happy anniversary to you and Dale. So much love . . . XO

  5. says

    What a lovely, delicious weekend! Congratulations on your anniversary and all best wishes for many, many more happy years together. We just spent our 34th anniversary on Saturday waiting for our delayed and cancelled flights in Denver airport, but we were together, sharing our tasteless $14 chicken Caesar wrap for our anniversary dinner!

  6. Jo says

    Happy anniversary! You are such a great couple. And thanks for all the beautiful weekend pix.

  7. says

    FABULOUS and Congratulations! It says a lot for your marriage that the best anniversary celebration is spent at home (and yeah, with lobsters and kitchen dances). Best wishes for many more happy years! xo – M.