Monday, September 7, 2009

Memorable Weekend - Meadow and Jake!

Arriving in Bellevue, Wa. across Lake Washington from Seattle, I got my first glimpse of Yuriko's newest home... ...As you can see, it's quite a welcoming entrance, very reflective of the hostess! The first day we had some down time to recoup for the cross-country trip...but from there on out, we had a weekend full of activities.

My Rachy lounging at the hotel....a few of us stayed at the local Marriott, and we'd take quick
moments catching up with each other in the lobby. And remember, Ladies, I will NEVER again park in an underground garage after 12:00 a.m. by myself!!! Now I know why so many movie-makers use that setting to add to the drama!

So, the first night we went to Pegasus to enjoy some kareoke. Here's Timothy doing quite a good rendition of Bob Dylan. Almost worthy of a standing ovation -definately alot of whoops and hollers.

And now, here's Jake seranading us with a song which, if I remember correctly, was Maneater by Hall and Oates. My regret for the night was that I didn't have a video camera for Tim and Jake's would have been useful for future purposes, i.e. blackmail :) But actually, they both did quite well and were quite the hit for the evening. Who knows...American Idol may be in one of their futures.

Tender moments like this happening all the time. It was very, very heartwarming seeing Meadow and Jake together.

"The Ladies" as we were dubbed at the beginning of the weekend. What fun it was to be together for such a special occasion in such a beautiful part of the country. If only we had more time!!!

The second night was the rehersal dinner...............

......followed by a night at the "Parlor", which was an upscale poolhall/dancing/restaurant venue.
Everyone made it to the Parlor, so it was quite a good time with meeting others and catching up with old friends (yes, Marsha, that means you!) Spending time with Yuriko's Vancouver family was a highlight for me.

And now for the day of the are a few of the ladies on the balcony of the Woodmark where they spent the night and where the wedding was held. A setting right out of hollywood for a wedding. It was a beautiful day with beautiful people for a beautiful wedding ceremony!

Another tender moment captured....~Mother and Daughter~

Meadow in the last moments of preparation and what a beautiful bride she was! "Glowing" is an understatement...she was floating throughout the day!

Sadly, at this point I have gone through all the batteries in my possession, and none were to be found. So you'll have to catch other sites with pictures of the ceremony and reception :)
I was, however, very snap happy prior to this, so if you want to see other moments captured, here's a link:


Mallard Nest said...

What a great post! I so wish I was there!!!!! Meadow does look like she was an angel floating through her day. Thanks for sharing it!
Love you!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading about you and your family. I am low tech; can I keep looking at this from the email, or should I be a followers? Marsha

Sherry said...

Wow! Haven't seen pics of Yuriko and Meadow in years...beautiful! Looks like you all had a great time..I would loved to have been there with you! Sherry