It seems as though it has been forever since last I posted – that’s because it HAS been a long time! I need to catch you up…..
My computer began to die on me the evening of July 6, just two days before Harry and I were to leave for our son’s wedding in Malibu! I couldn’t upload pics to Spookytime Jingles, I couldn’t write anyone to tell of the predicament, so I just shut it down, and the next morning, went to a Mac specialist, and I am now the proud owner of a Mac! YES! I just picked it up two days ago – the guy was transferring what he could from my old pc, and now I am trying to learn how to do all of this wonderful stuff on a computer which seems to like me!
We had a lovely trip to California, and the wedding was magical! So many lovely people to meet, but so little time to spend with everyone! The wedding was held at the Ahmanson Ranch, which is part of the California parks system. We traveled up a winding, dusty, bumpy road to reach the ranch house for the rehearsal. The location is quite remote, peaceful, and perfect for such an event. After our rehearsal, we all headed back to the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills, where we had a wonderful Mexican buffet for the wedding party and all out-of-town guests.
The morning of the wedding, Joan – now my daughter-in-law! yay! – had arranged for professionals to do hair and makeup, so the ladies descended on Joan’s suite for the morning. We all emerged looking pretty classy, if I do say so myself! About 3 pm, it was off to the ranch, and at 5:30, the wedding began. Officiating was Joan and Matthew’s yoga instructor, Julian – a delightful, gentle soul. After the vows to each other, Joan and Matthew were officially Mr. and Mrs. – married under a beautiful tree on the backside of the ranch house. We then moved right along to a cocktail hour, and then dinner – on the grass, and eventually, under a blanket of stars! In the distance, you could see the lights from the San Fernando Valley, but we were all to ourselves…..It was magical!
Now that I am back on the East Coast, and slowly returning to reality, I am getting myself in gear for updates and fall shows, so I will be working solidly up to Christmas. You can go to my Flickr site to see some Santas I am sending to Reasons to Believe, and please be checking back for more news! There will be plenty!
Here’s the link to the wedding site- there is one lovely picture which has been posted. It was taken by Dave Thomas, one of the groom’s men. The view is what you see just beyond the wedding tree! Enjoy! www.joandmattwedding.com