What a weather-filled weekend we had. It seemed to change about every 30 minutes or so. Over the course of the hour long outdoor wedding I attended it started out sunny, clouded up, rained, was sunny again, then more clouds. With respect to the bride and groom's wishes we aren't allowed to post any pictures of them til after they return from their honeymoon in Montreal, as they want to be the first to see them. So here is a pic from after the nuptials in the groom's parents' backyard. There are my friends Kelly and Bob under the tent and my friend Sue just stepping into the frame on the right.
The reception was held at a hall about 5 minutes down the road where we continued to have more weather which centered around the 100% humidity as evidenced by Michael's sweaty shirt, seen below. To give him his due he never stopped dancing once the music started - a span of about 4 hours or so.
I think it's ok to show you a picture of the cake:
Isn't that gorgeous?? The bride, being east Indian and having done two stints of mission work in India, chose an Indian theme for her wedding with the main motif being the "elephant". There was also a "cupcake cake" and chocolate cheese cake to top off a buffet laden with indian food - sooooo good!
We spent the night at a motel we nicknamed "Shady Rest" due to the questionable characters sitting out front of their units, many of whom had lived there for a number of years. But then that's what you get for $59.00!!
Sunday morning we had our "trucker's breakfast" at a diner in Acton, ON. We stopped and asked people who were walking down the main street where a good place for breakfast was and we were not disappointed! Three eggs, bacon, toast and homemade absolutely scrumptious homefries for $4.65. We dropped off our friends and wedding duds in London, threw in our trailer clothes and headed to Bayfield where...guess what? More freaking weather!!
Sunday afternoon was perfect - sunny and warm. We were tired so we laid around in the sun and alternated between reading and sleeping, sleeping and reading - pure bliss! Michael BBQ'd, we rode our bikes into town for icecream, then had a fire while watching the fireworks. During the night I woke up several times to hear the rain hitting the metal roof - nothing better!
Monday the weather was very changeable: rain, sun, cloudy, storm, cloudy, rain, thunderstorm, sun, cloudy, rain, cloudy... you get the idea...
So that meant spending the day reading the paper, then finishing my book while sitting on the porch protected from the elements. One thing I do really enjoy and that's a good thunderstorm and today's was a doozy! Lots of thunder and lightning, a dip in temperature, but we wrapped up in blankets and stayed cozy on the porch. Now we are home, doing laundry and getting caught up on email and such to a constant barrage of firecrackers and fireworks going off nearby. Back to the ol' grind tomorrow :) It was fun while it lasted!
Tell me about your weekend!!