Archive for October 27th, 2008

The Wedding

Monday, October 27th, 2008

We had a wonderful time helping celebrate our daughter’s wedding in Brussels, Belgium.  It had rained the day before, and rained the day after, but Saturday, Oct. 25 was perfect.
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Heidi’s best friend, Laura, flew in from California to be one of the bridesmaids.  She’s the blond on the far left.  Next to her is our other daughter, JB, holding our grandson.  She and her family  flew in from Florida.  The two flower girls are our granddaughters.  Next to Raphael is his brother Jeremy.  The other groomsman is his cousin Edward.
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Our six-month old grandson, Kayman was the "ring bearer".  Of course, he couldn’t carry the rings down the aisle but did go down with his mommy.  The pillow was made by me using some of my wedding dress for the "something old".  That’s me holding Kayman.  Isn’t he the cutest?  All of my grandchildren are the best out there!
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John did the traditional dance with his daughter.  In the background is his sister, Linda watching on.  Linda and her family drove from Germany to be with us.  We are presently in Herford, Germany visiting them.  They’ve lived here for 23 years and we’ve never visited.  Terrible of us!.   It seems we all get so busy we don’t take time to be with our families.  We’ve all promised to not let that happen again.

I wanted to share just a few photo’s of the beautiful wedding.  Heidi and Raphael will continue to live in Brussels.  Both work at the International School of Brussels and want to remain there.   We thoroughly enjoyed meeting his family and can see visits often. 

It will be hard leaving, but we have to get back to our lives in California.  We look forward to our next trip to Europe.