In spite of the fact that that I have not blogged in almost a month, it seems hundreds of you kept checking in here to see if I am back. Thank you for your continued optimism.
John and I were on a road trip. We drove to Berkeley CA to participate and celebrate his daughter's wedding. Kate converted to Judaism a few years ago so this was a Jewish wedding with many of the traditions unfamiliar to us. The brides did a fantastic job of planning many things to bring everyone together. There were dinners, services, lunches, cocktails. breakfasts and the actual wedding. By the end of the weekend, everyone knew everyone on both sides of the family.
The wedding ceremony took place on a hillside overlooking San Francisco Bay. If you look closely at the brown hill right in the middle of the trees, the little white specks are goats. It was an amazing place to have a wedding and the weather was perfect. The guest sat on white cushions placed on the wide stone stairs.
Kate and Margee were married by a wonderful rabbi who was kind, loving and humorous besides having a deep full awesome voice. They were married under the tradional chuppah.
Here is the square that John lovingly made for his Sweet Kate and her Margee.
John also made their "guest book". The girls requested that he draw a tree and then the guests stamped their fingerprint as leaves and signed their names. At least the guests who were not in the witness protection program stamped their fingerprints.
It was a wonderful wedding and we wish them a lifetime of happily ever after.