Patrick and his now-wife, Erika, live in NYC during the week, but on the weekends, they head north to a house that Erika designed and built a few years ago. It's a fabulous house, which leaves no question that she likes to cook (oh that kitchen!) and the back patio has an absolutely breathtaking view of the Hudson River and lots of forest area around it. Which I now realize that none of the pictures show, so you'll have to trust me on this one.
Anyway, here are the best pictures that were in my camera from that day, some actually taken by me, some by The Tim, who is much more willing to step in front of people for a picture than I am ...
The setting: the meadow to the side of the house
Here is Katey walking her father down the aisle (so to speak)
The bride, Erika, being walked down the aisle by her son, Ian (who is cropped out of the picture so I could show you all of her dress)
The wedding vows
Exchanging wedding rings (showing Ian, who was cropped out of the other picture above)
The families after the ceremony
(Back row, left to right: Logan (Katey's boyfriend), Katey, Will and Rachel (Erika's daughter and her husband), and Ian)
Only one of The Tim's siblings couldn't make it (his oldest sister Sheila. She and her husband Dave live in Indianapolis). But here's a shot of everyone else:
(Left to right: Patrick, Kathy, Bob, The Tim)
We also learned that The Tim's oldest brother Bob is engaged too. Here's The Tim congratulating his next sister-in-law-to-be, Monica
Monica is from Argentina originally, and she is hi-larious! She recently started doing her own morning talk show on a Spanish cable channel. (Which she told us she films at night, so she doesn't have to get up early. So does that mean it's a morning show, or a show that is on in the morning???)
This last picture is one of my very favorites from the day. The Tim's sister Kathy and her family live in Virginia Beach, and we had the chance to see them a few years back when we visited there, but otherwise, we seldom get to see them. This is my niece and nephew from Virginia Beach, Erin and her brother Ryan.
I like the picture, but what I like most of all is that Kathy said, "Wow. They never stand that close to each other." But I guess they were feeling generous towards the elderly, 'cause they were willing to do it for me.
We had hoped to do a little bit of investigating of the area on Sunday, before heading home, but it was extremely foggy, so sightseeing would have been kind of a bust. Which is too bad, since Poughkeepsie is on my list of towns with amusing names that I would like to see (for instance, I've already visited Ypsilanti and Kalamazoo, both in Michigan). We had a lovely ride home, though, and even stopped at a yarn store!
It seems to me that any trip that ends with a yarn store visit is a good one, right?