We have been home for a few days now and are back at work. I have had a terrible time with Blogger not allowing me to post or upload pictures, and when I tried to switch to Beta it got worse. I still cannot access my blog in Beta. I hope I can get it all straightened out and post a WIP next Wednesday.
Here is the engagement picture of the happy couple, Jeff and Jean. The wedding was thoroughly documented, so I may bore you with a picture or two in the not too distant future. I love Portland, it is such a beautiful city and very art friendly. We stayed the the Hotel Lucia, a gorgeous and contemporary place filled with art. Gerrie said she would put the word in for beautiful fall weather and she didn't disappoint. The sky was mostly clear, the air was crisp, and the colors were beautiful. I so enjoyed getting a little taste of fall. I only wish I had been able to stay longer.
The church was beautiful and the bride was a knockout in her sleekly modern wedding gown. The satellite feed worked out more or less and Anne and Mike got to see the wedding on their computer. Anne was only able to stay awake for about five minutes, but she was happy about being able to be "with us".
We attended a rehearsal dinner and two receptions, one of which was a traditional Chinese banquet. We had many delicacies and special dishes I can't remember the names of just now, but it was a culinary adventure to say the least. I enjoyed meeting Jean's gracious family, and also spending time with some of my neices. Everything went so fast, it almost seems like it never even happened.