Monday, May 23, 2011

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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!!


Niki said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I love weddings. That cake looks beautiful too.

psychsarah said...

You sure made the best of the crazy weather! Yeah for long weekends :)

Marguerite said...

A buffet of indian food - sounds like heaven! The long weekend weather was much the same here, hot, cold, rain, wind. A little consistency would be appreciated in the near future.

Mark said...

My weekend was the exact opposite of yours. Except that we had that crappy weather too.
Now I'm hungry for curry.

Lindy Mint said...

What a pretty cake. I love weddings too.

The weather here has been unseasonably pleasant (normally sweaty and hot by now). We did have a weird forest fire smell in our town last week. The weather people say it was from the fires in Alberta, Canada. It rode the jet stream all the way down the coast to Arizona. So that was weird/interesting.

Glad you had a great weekend!

babybluewater said...

Sounds like you had a terrific weekend! What a nice picture of Michael. He has a great smile :)

The Witch said...

My God what a weekend you had. Believe me mine was boring compared to all your action.
The weather was up and down also and I think we are going to get thunderstorms tonight.
I love the wedding cake, how very different.

Michelle said...

Well, you had fun, you relaxed, you ate good and you didn't freeze your assests off!

Our long weekend was cold and rainy. I think Saturday might have been nice, or warmer but it seems like it was such a long time ago, I forget now.

Do you know, you remind me a bit of Annie Lennox. LOL! Does anyone ever tell you that?

SonyaAnn said...

I'm glad that you had such a good time. And your pictures are wonderful both you and your hubs are adorable!
Hope you are having a good week!

Suzy said...

sounds like Houston weather! looks like you had a great time! for some reason the computer I use the most at home wont' let me log-in to blogger so I'll see how it does at work!