Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Happy FIRST Anniversary Helen and Mike!!

29 December 2011

Happy FIRST Anniversary Helen and Mike!!

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This time last year, we were in Northern Ireland for my cousin's wedding.  [You can read Helen's blog here.]  So, I've been looking at photographs and tearing up.  Drew and Jen, my SIL, were able to meet my Grandad, Uncle Colin and Auntie Mavis, and cousins.  They had already met my other aunt and uncle because Uncle Blair officiated our wedding.  Robbie and I were finally able to meet Arlene, my cousin Timothy's wife.

Unfortunately, I was not able to see the bride walk down the aisle because Charis had a cold and I had to take her out to the nursery.  But, God was good. I was able to see most of the ceremony because Charis fell asleep in my arms.  After the service we had tea and coffee with scones, whipped cream, and strawberries.  I loved Helen's idea to request that those who were invited send in postcards so she could put them on a wall.  I did not see this wall, but our contribution was a postcard of the Pittsburgh International Airport, since I left the real postcard in our van.

The reception was at the Everglades hotel.  It was lovely.  We had wine, listened to a jazz band, and danced.  At the Everglades hotel, we had the Christmas meal that we did not have, since we flew on Christmas day.

The time we spent in Northern Ireland last year was time that we treasure.

Top Left: Bridal party after the service.
Top Right: Mike [the groom] holding Charis.
Bottom Left: Gareth playing the piano.
Botton Right: Drew and I.  I have NO CLUE what we
were laughing about, but it was something.


  1. You and Drew are always laughing, it would be hard for someone to get a picture of you two not laughing :)

  2. What a fun trip that must have been! I'm sure you enjoyed seeing your family!