We feel blessed to be part of a family that includes extendeds in its celebrations. Our son(-in-law)’s brother got married in Seattle this weekend and we were invited, not just to the wedding but to the entire weekend’s events, beginning Thursday evening with a rehearsal and dinner. You might notice in the following photo journal that our cameras tend to aim toward our Denver kids/grandkids quite a bit. I won’t deny a teensie bit of prejudice.
Anderson huddle at the rehearsal.
Spectacular view of the Seattle skyline from Salty’s on Alki.
Uncle Jeff (the groom) couldn’t be more adored by Bailey, Marissa, and Cassidy.
Meet Cary, Jeff’s soon-to-be bride.
Quinn and Dusty, of course.
This filet mignon is two inches tall! You didn’t think I could resist including a food pic, did you?
We had quite a bit of free time on Friday, and, since our hotel was in downtown Seattle, we enjoyed a lovely clear day of walking the shops and the waterfront. Yup, we looked just like tourists.
Palm trees in Seattle. You don’t see that every day!
Time to kill on the way up to the 22nd floor.
And once there, a little respite.
Neil and Randee (Dusty/Jeff’s parents) hosted a gathering at their home in Redmond for the clan, providing me with yet another photo op. (You can never take too many pictures, you know.)
New pre-K graduate will move up to kindergarten in the fall. (Can it be?)
This is nine-year-old Sadie, who has a comfy bed in every room of the house. Isn’t she regal?
And then…the wedding. The entire Anderson family.
“Rev” Dusty in final prep to officiate.
Groomsman Bailey, looking ever so dashing.
Bailey’s Gum, also dashing.
The photographer adjusts the little princess.
Mauri captured a family candid while we watch the photo session.
Yours truly gets a bit of sun.
You might guess she’s watching her beloved “chicks.”
I wish I had the presence of mind to shoot more close-ups like this one.
I behaved myself during the wedding and left the photo taking to the hired photographer. But I simply had to video Mauri accompanying Quinn, who sang Fleetwood Mac’s “Songbird.” Beautifully (both)! My little camera provides a summary of the video, which I post in place of the actual video because it’s copyrighted.
Just a few snaps of the reception, and then you’re free to go. (smile) This is Neil and Randee.
Jeff wanted to make sure his ring was showing for the picture.
We needed to head on down the road toward home (a three-hour drive to Newberg), but couldn’t leave before the groom/mother-of-the-groom dance. Here’s another video sampler. Quinn sang “All of That Love From Here.” Oh, my, that song gets me every time.