Showing posts with label photos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photos. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Daniel and Lauren Ashley Wedding Photos - Part 2

Okay, I promise...after this post I will not talk about Daniel and Ashley's wedding again...ever...well, at least for a little while.

Last week, I shared pictures of the Cambodian ceremony that we celebrated.  This week, I want to share with you the pictures from the 'Big Day'.  And what a day it was.  A beautiful celebration from beginning to end.

I never imagined that having your child get married would be so emotional, wonderful, joyous and just plain fun!

So, here's a peek at the day.

Getting ready, the bride and groom were all smiles.



Dad, do not make me cry!

Walking our girl down the long, leafy aisle - it felt like a dream.

Finally, Mr and Mrs Or

The most beautiful bride ever!

 Our new family portrait

 Grandma and Poppa Vaters...look what you started!

Incredible to have so many of the Rutledge clan come from Canada to share our joy!

 After the food...

and the cake (lots of cake)...

 They danced.

 We danced.


I mean everybody, danced. 


...happily ever after.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mom's Brag Book

My daughter Ashley is getting married next June (have I mentioned that before?)  She and Daniel recently had engagement photos taken by Daniel's best man, Andrew Guerra.  

This is the post where I unashamedly and without reserve, show off pictures of my beautiful daughter and her handsome fiancee.  This, after all, is the reason we have blogs and go through all the fuss and bother of getting on the internet in the first place.  

I think Andrew did an amazing job.  All of the pictures were beautiful and I had a hard time choosing - but these are a few of my favorites.  Enjoy!

If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; 
it is less difficult to know it has begun.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For, you see, each day I love you more,
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Rosemonde Gerard

Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott

Brief is life but love is long.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens,
       your faithfulness to the skies.
Psalm 36:5 (NIV)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Friends Are My Estate

Today's post is dedicated to three of the best friends a woman could have.  Kelly, Kathy and Cheryl (plus Madison) thanks for knowing exactly what I needed yesterday and being there for me!

"Friendship isn't a luxury, it's a necessity."
 - Karen Rutledge

To you and all the other dear friends that carry me through each day, may I be half the friend to you, that you are to me!

Here are some of the best quotes I have found, celebrating the gift of friendship - in all of it's beautiful forms - young and old, vintage and new!

"Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. 
Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours."
- Ludwig van Beethoven 

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson  

"My friends are my estate."
 - Emily Dickinson

"Ah, how good it feels...the hand of an old friend."
- Mary Englebright

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
- Mother Teresa 

"I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul rememb'ring my good friends."
- William Shakespeare 

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than 
walking alone in the light."
- Helen Keller
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being."

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I Heart Summer

Many of you have commented on some of the pictures in my posts.  I have to confess, the best of them were taken by my daughter Rachel.  She has a real artist's eye and I love her perspective when she takes photographs.

So, in celebration of this season, here is her summer picture portfolio.  Enjoy!

I Heart Summer

Beach Days

Summer Beauty

The Nights of Summer

Back to the Beach

Our House is a Zoo!

Hot days, Hard work and Horses - a week at Calicinto Ranch

Having a Ball!

Seal it with a Heart

Oh, how sweet the light of day, And how wonderful to live in the sunshine! Even if you live a long time, don't take a single day for granted. Take delight in each light-filled hour...
Ecclesiastes 11:7 (MSG)