Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas in the City

Balls on the plaza.








Winter wonderland elevator bank.




Oversized ornaments.




End of 2012!




Blue Christmas.



It's raining lights!









Our Charlie Brown Christmas tree.



Happy holidays to all!

This Year's Cork Project


No, we did not drink enough wine this year to provide for all of these corks. Wineries are always happy to donate their throw-aways.




Last year, it was cork Christmas ornaments.



Any suggestions for next year?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Our family had a fun-filled Thanksgiving weekend with fabulous food








great football




not so great football




and The Cornell Hurd Band, featuring little bro on electric guitar.













Hope you had a great holiday, too!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mom!

We love you and wish we could be there to celebrate. We will see you soon!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Wedding of the Decade

I would have said, "Wedding of the Century," but my wedding occurred within the 21st century and I can't give this one the prize, although it came close. The wedding of my good friends Olga and Matt was one of the most relaxing, beautiful, and enjoyable weddings I have ever attended. Of course, that has a lot to do with me getting to spend the weekend with some of my best friends, but also because it occurred in Lake Tahoe with its gorgeous scenery and weather. For those of you unfortunate enough not to have been able to attend, here is a brief photo run-down of the weekend.

We checked into our room at the lovely Hyatt Resort with this beautiful view.


We then headed out to the beach for a drink and sunset at the pier bar.




The next day was the rehearsal in the elegant water gardens



followed by dinner, toasts, and good company.







We spent the first several evenings in the hotel casino, although no photography is allowed there, so there is no evidence of our antics. I was excited to have won $25 on the Sex and the City slot machine!

The next day, the girls spent an early morning getting spruced up for the wedding festivities.



Then, it was off to a delicious bridal party luncheon al fresco in the perfect weather.

Super-stars!



Finally, the big moment arrived. The ceremony went off without a hitch in the pretty, intimate setting. Even the little ones did a perfect job!

The beautiful bride with her uncle and father.




The ring exchange


and a big kiss!


Mr. and Mrs. Franke


and attendants.




The reception was delightful with dancing,




great food,


and more stunning views and good company.







I wish it hadn't ended so quickly! Maybe a vow renewal next year??