Monday, August 18, 2014

Weekend Life: Family Reunion

home, lights, night, party lights, dusk

Don't you just love it when all the pieces fall into place, and an event that you've planned and worked so hard to make happen, actually works out?  Our family reunion this weekend was just that kind of thing; a culmination of emails, arrangements being made, and effort large and small on the part of so many. 

My step daughter Kaede and her new husband Joey drove down from Seattle for an overnight visit.   I wrote about Kaede last spring when we attended her beautiful wedding here. They brought along their puppy Louie, who is a Miniature Pinscher and Terrier mix.  Although it was a short, quick visit, we managed to squeeze in a lot of conversation, catching up on what's been happening in our lives, and listening to her dad Jimmy tell some of the interesting stories of his life. 

Joey, Kaede, June, family

Here are a few photos I managed to catch during the event:

snacks, appetizers, brie, crackers, gouda, cheddar, licorice, red pepper spread, horseradish, figs, tomatoes, salami. food, Fiestaware, lemongrass, shamrock, sunflower, pearl gray
apple pie, homemade, baked pie

Our daughter Audrey loves party planning and is very good at it.  We had  decided that our main evening meal would be a simple hardwood barbecued salmon, and her choice of items for our appetizers, the meal itself, and the pairing of the wine, all reflected her eclectic taste, yet was easy to prepare.  An apple pie that I made early Saturday morning rounded out the evenings fare, and I think it's safe to say that everyone enjoyed the meal and had a good time - even Louie.

Louie, dog, family pet, miniature pinscher, terrier

Kaede and Joey left for home on Sunday morning.  We were sad to see them go.  We all agreed that we would see eachother again after the new year.  

Thanks Kaede and Joey (and Louie!) for brightening our lives for this very short time. See you soon!

rose, coral rose, climbing rose, coral climbing rose


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