Monday, September 25, 2006

home again

it was a wonderful trip ... thank you Lord!

the 40th anniversary celebration for my aunt and her husband was so sweet and joy-filled ... absolutely a delightful party to attend!

the pic below goes as follows ... the "bride" is in the middle, the "maid of honour" is on the left and of course, you do know yours truly - who was a "junior bridesmaid" back then!! the dress i am wearing was the actual dress worn by the maid of honour, 40 years ago at the wedding ... the flower girl from the wedding was there as well, but unfortunately she wasn't around when this pic was taken ...



we have some old friends dropping by tomorrow ... so i best scoot off to bed ... i think life has gotten busier now that work is finished for a season ...

and there is still so much to share ... and blog buds to visit ... but it will have to wait ...

blessings sent your way!

15 comments:

eija said...

welcome home! It's been fun reading your snippets from the trip, but it's good to "have you back", too :)

Terry said...

So nice that you are back Saija!!
The prairie daugther has returned!

That is really something.
You are tiny enough to fit into the maid of honor's dress!!
And it looks so pretty on you!
The bride is STILL beautiful and the maid of honor looks like a lady after my own heart!!
Looks like she would be a real fun person!!
When you find a picture of the flower girl, Saija, you could always clone her in with this picture...Just blend her right in!!

Take care now and have a rest but we are all looking forward to your blog again!!....Love Terry

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

So glad that you are back home and safe but HAPPY that you had a great time. That is wonderful!! You look good in your picture too. I love pictures..thanks for sharing them..Sandy

auntibeck said...

How very nice--glad you had a great trip.

Michael said...

Look at those smiles...

Take Care
Michael

Anonymous said...

You are so lovely, love your smile Saija! Happty to hear you had a great time!

Peg said...

Beautiful picture!

Saija said...

eija ... it's lovely to visit and even better to come home! :o)

terry ... guess what i brought back from the big city? a cold!! well actually it is in my throat & ears at the moment ... my aunt is sick too (the maid of honour aunt, that is) ... i'll blame it on the plane ride!

sandy ... thank you ... i have missed visiting my blog buds of late ... hope all is well with you!

antibk ... me too ... i hadn't been outside of the province for 3 years - so it was great to go visit "the big city"!

michael ... yes, we like each other - therefore big smiles! :o)

mindy ... thank you ... now if i can just try to nurse this cold i have into oblivion!

peg ... hey there - hope all is well with you!

Elizabeth said...

So glad to hear of your good visit with those you love! Your dress looks so pretty as well as those smiling faces!!

Maggie Ann said...

How wonderful to see such a loving family and on such a special occasion. Saija, you are beautiful! And the dress is really pretty. Hope you have a good time with your company. *hugs*

Saija said...

elizabeth ... everyone was amazed at the lovely material of the dress (all handmade 40 years back)and the way it still seemed to be in style ... i just figure that my aunt has excellent taste - even back then ... :o)

maggie ann ... we were glad to get together for a happy occasion, it seems that the sad occasions come up more frequently as one ages - so we all just enjoyed ... the young ones were fun to watch, and it was a wonderful time to catch up on family/friends news!

Jammie J. said...

I'm so very glad you had a good trip and got to see so many loved ones. 40 years ago, that's a wonderful anniversary to reach. :)

Saija said...

jeanette ... and they are still in love - with each other! true sweethearts! :o)

Catherine said...

You ladies look beautiful! :)

Saija said...

catherine ... thank you ... :o)