On Saturday, I acquired a second new grandson when Molly and Doug were married in Portland, Oregon, at a beautiful wedding held at the Cheatham Hall in the World Forestry Center. A good time was had by everyone attending the ceremony and the reception was under the huge tent outside where little white lights twinkled when darkness fell. There was a band that Doug's uncle and his cousin had and they were really good. Doug is from a large family and probably the lion's share of the guests were family. Quite a few little ones there plus his three young nephews were in the wedding party. Henry and Dawson were ring bearers and candle lighters and the older boy was an usher. Doug's sister officiated at the ceremony. You can see Christine, his sister, in the picture below when you enlarge it along with two of her boys that were in the party, her husband to the right, and Doug's brother to the left.Here is the beautiful bride, Molly, with her maid and matron of honor, Hannah and Norah. Gosh, I adore these three girls! Molly just glowed. And her dress was just so beautiful - a heavy lace and I don't know what it is called. Maybe someone can tell me. The little one did the hair. Weather in Portland turned hot about Wednesday and the wedding was Saturday and still hot. However, they have very low humidity so that makes such a difference. All in all, what a fun time we all had. I have been draggy today but will bounce back to being a little less draggy, my usual condition.
Hannah on Friday found out that she would be receiving the invitation for the Peace Corps for sure. Today, the UPS brought her package and she will be going to Mozambique, Africa, the end of September. It is such a relief for her to know for sure - it's been quite a long time coming. It's bittersweet, but I am absolutely so happy for her. How I wish when I was a young woman we had had the choices the girls do now, but I am in no way unhappy about my life as I have lived it.
Have lots of blogs to catch up on and will be doing that a bit at a time. Hope all is well with all of you! (Click to enlarge)