Aboard the Carnival Cruise ship, Elation, our friends, Mike and Shannon got married today. I have never been to a wedding on a ship before and would’ve loved to set sail with them afterwards (if not for P2…work…grr…). The funniest part was that we had to be off the boat before it set sail at 4pm. Mac and I literally was shoving the dessert in our mouths at last call! Definitely the way to do a wedding…not too long, not too serious, but beautiful all the same. I also have never taken pictures with my little XTI at a wedding before. I tried not to get in the photographer’s way and I had serious lighting issues. I only had a handful of shots that I liked (taking pictures in a really short shirt and platforms does not help!), so here they are. Much love and congratulations, Mike and Shannon!
Ribbon and wrapping paper flying all through the air…piles of plastic, noisy toys forgotten in minutes…jealousy, selfishness, tears and fighting kids…ahh, birthdays. Cynical view, I know, but for awhile now I have worked on going “beyond” the typical , consumer driven, junk accumulating birthday present. Now, with some effort and creativity, Mackenzie and I collaborate in discussing what we would rather do to celebrate a birthday. (She doesn’t have the greatest ideas yet, but they’ll come). For her friend Elizabeth’s seventh birthday, we decided to have a tea party at Tea and Teacups. What fun and hopefully, the memories of this afternoon will last a wee bit longer than the newest Barbie from Wal-mart. Well, the pictures will last at least! Below are my favorites. (Still working on the flash and I realize now that the ISO was set too high)