Saturday, May 30, 2009

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IN THE SPRINGTIME......
In the springtime a young man's fancy turns to..............
Love!.........................

And a young woman's does too! Okay, an OLD man and woman's fancy.............

Friday, May 29, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIKI!
Happy Birthday to our precious Chiara Feliz!! Our brilliant little dynamo is 27 today! We hope that your day is grand and that the upcoming year, with the move to Scotland, will be full of happiness and excitement! We love you............
CINCO DE MAYO
I'm ready for some fun, and we are getting ready to meet our gang of friends to attend a Cinco de Mayo Battle of the Bands type concert at Casino Hollywood.................
Paul Gonzales--a friend of ours--is playing with his band and we are meeting our friends soon.............

Theresa enjoying the concert......I soon found out that photographs are not allowed in casinos, so there are no pictures of the rest of the group...........

But I did get one of Paul, playing bass guitar with his hard-rocking band. And a good time was had by all!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

THE RECEPTION
The reception was held at a unique venue--the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque..............
Which just opened this month in its new location.............

warheads.............


Dwight enters to find a lovely setting of white tables, chairs and appetizer stations.........

We met our first friendly face--our old friend Albert....


Display of some artifacts from the early years of nuclear invention............


Diana points to something unknown and probably radioactive............

Dwight poses before a display of the benefits of nuclear medicine...........

A 1940s military limo that brought important scientists to work on the Manhattan Project as well as..................
Plutonium!.................

Little Boy...............


Fat man...........................


Megan displays her wedding boots--staying true to their blue collar roots, Keegan also wore brand new work boots with his tux................
Great minds.................................................

The best man makes people laugh...............


Megan and Keegan are really enjoying it....................................

Couldn't take pictures of the Grand Marcha, because we were in it, but the guests wove through the exhibits of the museum in a great dancing line................

The mother of the groom is a tiny lady, so she stood on a chair to make her toast--note the steadying hand on the chair in case there has been a bit too much champagne imbibed in the course of all these toasts........................
"Hear! Hear!"...........................................
First dance as man and wife...............
A fabulous cake strewn with rose petals and with lights between the layers..............
A rather Gothic bride and groom atop the cake.................

The aftermath of the cake sharing. This was a very mutual cake smashing--Megan said: "I don't care what the cake looks like just so long as I can smash it in his face!"...........................

She got her wish..........................

But they love each other just as much after their fun...................

Oh! How they danced on the night they were wed..................

And had FUN too................


And a good time was had by all! Best wishes to the happy couple!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

THE RECEIVING LINE
After a group blessing of the newlyweds, the ceremony concludes and......
The Receiving Line commences.......


While waiting our turn, Dwight explores the old mill.................

What a lovely setting to receive all the well-wishes of your friends and family!.....
We all wish the newlyweds joy and contentment.......

The parents are relieved that part of the events has successfully concluded...........

And they are cheerfully greeting their guests................
Megan and Keegan couldn't have chosen a lovelier setting for their wedding.....

A happy Terry................
A happy Marty..................
There is still a lot of kissing going on..............................
A moment in time on an ageless rancho.......................
Goodbye to the mill.................
It's time to hike back to the main compound.....................
Past the chapel.......
In the company of other guests.....................

We pass the furrowed fields................
And a cemetery (?)--or at least a memorial.................

To the old houses of the central compound.....................

Dwight is very attracted to the simplicity of life represented by Golondrinas and the commitment of hard work that it took to sustain life in those olden days..............


Under the portal of the reception hall, the Gonzales family has arranged a lovely spread to feast their guests.......
Some fresh blossoms in the courtyard garden.............
Linnea's dad came all the way from the East Coast for the wedding. He is delighting in his new grandchild......................
A very sophisticated spread--shrimp cocktail and champagne..................
Dwight's loving it! He also graciously went back four times for refills for his embarrassed wife...............

We met a charming little colleen who makes a precious flower girl..............

She seems to even know how to do the Highland Fling......................

A classic limo awaits the bride and groom--this model is the same one used by President Eisenhower...............
Service with a smile.................
We're resting up and then it's off to Albuquerque for an early evening reception..............

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