FRIDAY POTPOURRI: HOME & FAMILY….

After I did some rearranging of my stuff in my office, I brought some leftovers into my bedroom, like the quirky end table that once held the TV/DVD player.  The chair has been all through the house, but now sits next to the end table.  The stack of books are ones I have chosen for rereading…but haven’t gotten around to yet.

In case you haven’t seen my various photos of the office “redo,” here’s a peek after I stacked the unread books on a shelf by the wall, freeing up the trunk.  And, of course, there is the TV, by the window.  The little drop-leaf table underneath the larger “once-upon-a-time dining table” used to feel at home in the living room. (I’m a big fan of “re-purposing” furniture).

 

The white round mini-table that once resided in my bedroom…is now in the living room.

 

My daughter and her husband just took off for their honeymoon in Europe.  They are flying in to Stockholm first, then heading to Prague…and then to Amsterdam.  My eldest son lives in Prague.

The night before, they celebrated with Joe, a friend:  Heather, left, with David, my son-in-law, in the middle.  Joe, on the right, is like another of my sons:

 

Down south, my A-Team grandchildren at a Lakers Game with their dad, my son Brett (This game was actually in February, I think, but I love the photo):

 

Aubrey and friends…First, a friendly college girl tussle:

 

Then, celebrating a new iPhone:

 

My youngest grandson, Noah, is only fourteen…but he thinks he is ready to drive.  Or at least practice:

 

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Today I’m reading One Good Thing (e-book), by Wendy Wax, and loving the reunion of the friends who met (as strangers) years before after they lost almost everything to a Ponzi scheme. (I love the series…and the book covers!).

 

 

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What has your week brought you?  What can you share?  Today’s post is linked to West Metro Mommy Reads.

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WEEKEND POTPOURRI: A WEDDING AT THE BEACH….

It was a beautiful weekend at the beach.  Facing the water, walking on the sand, and watching the bride walk down an aisle of “bottled flowers.”  My daughter Heather was escorted by her son Noah.

 

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The bride and groom exchanging vows…

 

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Another view of the bride and groom…

 

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I call this one “happiness.”

 

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Heather and Noah again, afterwards…

 

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The bride and groom at the post-wedding lunch…

 

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Also at the lunch:  my son Brett and grandson Alec, with me in the middle…

 

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The next day, we were back in town for the reception…

 

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We did a little goofing off with some frames…First, bride and groom…

 

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Then, bride and mother of the bride…

 

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The weather was perfect, and the fairytale ambience carried us through.  After all, who doesn’t dream of a beach wedding, along with a happily-ever-after?

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I am linking to West Metro Mommy Reads, for Saturday Snapshots.

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