Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cousin Johnny's Royal Wedding

This has been a busy spring on the farm with lots of new additions: goats, chicks, sheep.  Besides all these wonderful animals, we have had the pleasure of our "human family" expanding as well!  Cousin Johnny was married this past week to the very lovely Sara!  It was a delightful, intimate celebration that was very much a reflection of their personalities and their love for each other.  John wore full Scottish dress, with the traditional MacDhai family kilt.  I borrowed a Royal Stuart tartan that had been made in the 1950s in Edinburgh.  It is a blessing to see my cousin so happily married to a charming young lady!  John and Sara became friends while studying in Europe, and returned there to spend their honeymoon.

The Grandmother was in her realm with lots of attention during the wedding celebration!  She created an impressive wedding gift: a handwritten cookbook.  Grandmother wrote out many of her favorite recipes, and also included recipes from other family members.  Along with these items, she added family history about different cooks from the Harrisons and the Rostorfers.  It was a thoughtful gift, and one she will soon get to duplicate: Cousin Jim is engaged to be married next April!  What a blessing to see our family grow!

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