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Just Married – Shawn and Celeste- Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium Reception

A beautiful day for a beautiful wedding.

Celeste and ShawnSitting in the garden at Saint Sebastian Church.  Just married

Here is the wedding party with the lion.

Bridal Party with Lion 2

The Bridesmatrons are Cousin Katie, Sister Vicky, Friend Laura, Bride Celeste. Groom Shawn, Best Man Jason, Groomsman David, Groomsman Jason.  Lion top right, name unknown.

 

 

Bridal Party with ElephantsAt the elephants.

Then the baby elephant ran out and nuzzled the mother elephant.

 

 

looking at the elephants

 

Celeste and Shawn zoo

Another bench. This time at the zoo.

 

Celeste and Shawn at Fish TankOnto the aquarium

 

 

cakecake tasting

Just a smidgen, a sweet taste.

Celeste and Shawn first dance

Celeste and Shawn first dance in reflection

 

fish

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Link to One-of-a-Kind Cake Topper Slide Show

Here is the link to the New York Times Style Slide Show.

There was a call to submit an unusual cake or cake-topper so I submitted one via Instagram from a wedding where I was a guest on Valentine’s Day 2010.  It was exciting that it got chosen from the entries.

The Times called the bride, whose cake it was on, to get her permission to use it and hear the story of the cake topper.

It’s the second photo of the slide show with the story in the caption below but just in case…………..

The special story was told by Charlotte Rowell Sellier, granddaughter of Matthew and Catharine Walsh.

It was on top of her grandparents wedding cake on Valentine’s Day 1942

and then on Charlottes and Joel’s Valentine’s Day wedding cake in 2010.

You can read how the cake topper was used by the Walsh’s four daughters and then by all their granddaughters. A wonderful heirloom and family tradition.  Lots of LOVE!

Cake Topper 2 Charlotte and Joel

Charlotte’s Grandfather, Matthew Walsh, owned Jimmy Ryan’s Jazz Club in New York City.

This photo is a bit different from the one posted in the Times.

 

wedding cake Charlotte and Joel

Here you can see the entire cake but the topper is hidden behind the hearts.

You might remember the post Wedding Flowers in the Snow, the year of the Giant Snowstorm .

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(Our friend Joanne thought it would be interesting to see even more cake toppers and their stories so feel free to send them with a pic to me and I will post them in a gallery.)


Latte Art at Big Dog Coffee on Southside

Met Leah at Big Dog Coffee (former student teacher) this morning for coffee, oatmeal ( w almonds banana and cinnamon) and conversation.

Look at the latte art and appreciate the skill it took to create it. A cup full of beauty. Delicious.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

“Capture something you treasure“,    Krista Stevens at WordPress says this week for the challenge.

What better treasure than friends?

Last snowy Sunday my dear friend Joanne (green pepper jelly maker) emails and says,” Let’s SKYPE at 10:30.”

Okay.  At 10:40 I call,  “what happened?”

Oh ten thirty CENTRAL time!  Got it.

So at 11:30 (my time) the SKYPE rings in on my computer and J says,

I have a house guest- would you like to meet her?

(and I am thinking, why would you want to SKYPE with me if you’re entertaining a house guest?)
SURPRISE!  Look who enters the screen!    It’s  Aïda whom I’ve not seen in 27+ years.  We lived in Granfenwoehr Germany in the early ’80s.

Aïda (from Florida) visiting her daughter and granddaughters at Ft. Leavenworth Kansas and drove up for the weekend to visit J.

Great memories of good times with dear friends.  We were on for more than an hour.  What a nice surprise!  Fun.

Photographed by Aida’s daughter Suzanne.

Joanne and Aida call me

 

 

here we are SKYPEing   Joanne on the left, I’m in the middle with the hat! and Aïda on the right

 

SKYPE friends

 

You’ve Got a Friend


What J Brought Over for Dinner Tuesday

Going back to school has been an adjustment.   The weather changed and is cool and damp.  Donned a sweatshirt and even put the hood up (thanks Laura for leaving your Marquette hoodie in the drawer)  Tonight my friend  brought over a pot of Marcella Hazan’s Spaghetti Meat Sauce.   Carrots and onions, some wine, cream, fresh tomatoes (I will have to ask for the specific recipe if anyone would like it)  Steve brought some salad and a crusty loaf of Italian. J brought the cheese to grate over the pasta.  The pasta was the thickest I had ever seen and just delicious.  It went well with the thick meaty sauce.  We had a nice meal together and good conversation, some laughs and though I was tired from teaching, the dinner  was satisfying and appreciated.  A real spirit lifter! Thanks J!


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