Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Big Day!


The big day finally arrived!
My oldest son, Adam Wulf,
took Jennifer Martin as his bride
on August 25, 2018, at 4:00 pm.

*The really good pictures are from
the photographer's "sneak peek" website.
Michael Stephens is a great photographer!*

The wedding party arrived at 2 pm
for pre-wedding photos.
Jardines Restaurant in San Juan Bautista
is a wonderful venue for an event such as this.

My son Austin, Adam, and the best man Kollin
look terrific!

San Juan Bautista mission is right across the intersection,
and made a lovely backdrop.

Jen and Adam did a 'first look' shot,
and we were all leaking tears :-)
I had never heard of 'first look',
apparently it's a new thing.
Adam stands with his back to everyone,
Jennifer slowly walks up to him,
and taps him on the shoulder.
He turns around for that first look.
Very cool :-)

Adam's face looking at her walk down the aisle
was just wonderful.

I love this picture!

Jen & Adam made their own wedding cake,
which was just beautiful.
It was supplemented with macaroons,
small cakes, and caramels.

The DJ played some great music, 
we all enjoyed dancing.

A few of my pictures (off my phone)

Such a beautiful place!

We had a great time with my aunt Judy, uncle Don, Mom, 
and cousin Kelly with her husband Gary.

The couple had a social media camera too.
So fun!
It takes two pictures, then texts or emails them to you.

Austin and me :-)

It was a lovely time,
they are so happy!

Now on their honeymoon in Disney,
having a great time!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

The rehearsal

Greenfield, CA

The weekend is finally here!
Yes, my oldest son Adam is getting married!
His fiancee, Jennifer's aunt graciously hosted
the rehearsal dinner.

I picked up the dishes from the rental place,
and we got the tables set up.
It was hectic, getting things 'just right',
and learning what food would be cooked
for the dinner.

Mom supervised from the comfort of a chair.

Jen and Adam came by to sort through some photos
for a photo table at the wedding.

Soon it was time to go to the venue to practice!

The wedding planner was there waiting, 
as well as Adam's best man Kollin.

They ran through a line of their vows..

..then they were married! (well pretend!)

Once the rehearsal was finished,
we all met back for the dinner.
Adam and Jen wanted to cook the dinner,
but we prepped everything earlier.

Jen's aunts and her Mother lined up for a pic.
Mary, Susan, Martha (Jen's Mom), and Janice.

Adam was in his element in the kitchen!

Austin flew in from Denver, it is so great to see them together!

Dinner was great, and ended with a sendoff..
sparklers in the backyard.

I'm so happy to be...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Trip to Alaska - Day 8 - Tracy Arm

Tracy Arm

Friday, August 17

If you ask me the favorite part of the cruise,
this day had to be the best.

We departed Petersburg around midnight on Thursday,
and arrived in the Tracy Arm Fjord the next morning.

All I can say is WOW!

The fjord has the most incredible shades of blue and green.

We carefully sailed through some icebergs,
some small as a car, some as big as a building!

George had a good vantage point too :-)

As we got closer, the north Sawyer glacier came into view.

Some of the icebergs had interesting shapes.
Looks like a whale :-)

The ice is so densely packed that it looks blue in color.
Just amazing!

These sea lions were just floating around.
They made me shiver.

The cruise lines had an incredible thing that morning.
At 10 am they served their 'world famous hot chocolate bar'.

They had a table filled with every kind of chocolate candy..
Whoppers, Butterfingers, Ghirardelli, Reese's. Oh My!
At the end of the bar was toasted marshmallows.
All of this goes into a cup with or without
the yummy hot chocolate on top.
They did suggest a second cup just for the candy :-)

There was all kinds of flavored Kahlua, Bailey's, bourbon,
and  Frangelico to put IN the chocolate.

It really hit the spot in the frigid air.

We had our pic taken..

..and took a picture of Tom and Cathy, our table mates..

This guy kept posing for me. 

While having our hot chocolate,
the captain, hotel manager, cruise director,
and two entertainers joined us.

We got closer and closer to this fabulous blue ice.

This one was 'calving' just as I shot the picture!

The cracks are incredible.

We sailed back through Tracy Arm all day,
getting into Juneau around 8:30 pm.
Our last dinner with everyone!

The head chef and his team came out for a bow.

We had our picture taken with our server, Joy, the head chef,
and our table mates Sue, Kenny, and David.

When we got back to our room that night,
this was on our bed :-)

Saturday morning we were up early,
eating our last breakfast.
Our shuttle to the airport was at 8:15,
but our flight wasn't until 1:20 pm.
Lots of waiting!

We finally flew home via Seattle.
The glaciers from the plane were amazing!


After landing, picking up Cooper,
dropping Mom off,
and getting home and to bed,
it was 2:30 am!
Sunday was 'catch up' day and laundry,
and Monday & Tuesday I worked.