Preparing to eat the wedding cake
The Bull Run in Shirley gave us an evening for celebrating and sharing the traditional moment when Grandson Cieran and his Bride are about to share the wedding cake. This was a great moment. They wed three years ago, but that was a private moment; now that the pandemic is over they can share their love with family and friends.
Cieran and Carissa – officially wed We all cheered. You can see Mom was amused as they teased over taking their bites of delicious cake.
The cake was worthy of the celebration
The wedding was the reason for our trip to the more eastern part of Massachusetts, but it also gave us the chance to visit with others.
The celebration gave Colleen a good opportunity to come up from Virginia where she is settling into a new state and a new job. Friends came from near and far.
Betsy, the fourth of my five children, was able to chat about gardens. She has been doing more work in the garden – even though she has an important job protecting our water in Boston. She and her husband Mike just added a new addition to their house. The new room is only partially finished but they are celebrating the usability and the visibility which gives them a beautiful view of their increasing garden. The lower level also gives Mike a place to put all his big tools and equipment for making handsome woodwork. Tables! Chairs! Beauty!
A new indoor stairway makes it much easier to get to the kitchen door, and that space always provides a pleasant view.
While we were out in the space around the house, grandson Rory was showing us his plantlets. He has been learning to take a small piece of a plant and plant it, and care for it, so he can watch it grow.
It is possible to work with plants outside at this time of the year, but Rory was eager to get an earlier start and he has been working with grow lights.
We had a wonderful weekend – with our children, grandchildren, and with friends – who all brought us joy.