MOUNTAIN TOP!

OCTOBER 4-12

I left Kuwait on a night flight and headed through Abu Dhabi (for 7+ hours) to Rome (3 hours) and on to Boston. Adrianne and Scott picked me up and we headed to Littleton, MA. I was so warmly and graciously welcomed by Janet and Karl Anderson (Scott’s parents) into their home. We chatted for a while and then headed to bed. The next day we ran errands. On Tuesday, Adrianne, Scott, and I drove

fall colors in New England

fall colors in New England

out to western MA

Scott and Adrianne in Montague, MA

Scott and Adrianne in Montague, MA

Out the window of the Book Mill

Out the window of the Book Mill

and saw NMH (Northfield Mount Herman), the boarding school that Scott attended for high school and Deerfield, where his brother Andrew attended. It was a gorgeous day!

Northfield Mount Hermon

Northfield Mount Hermon

Wednesday was spa day for the girls. We went to Aveda for hair, mani and pedis and then on Thursday we made the flower run to Trader Joe’s in time enough to meet Grammy for help with putting them in the Mason jar vases.

The flowers

The flowers

People started arriving with Mom and Dad in the early morning, then Emily and Ed, Brett and Dean and a little later, David (Scott’s brother), whom Andrew and Scott went to pick up and then continued on to the bachelor party. Adrianne and I headed in to pick Parker up and deliver him to F1 Boston, a go-cart track.

all lined up and ready to GO!

all lined up and ready to GO!

Pre-race stat list

Pre-race stat list

The fathers and brothers were all part of this and it looked like a lot of fun. Then it was home and to bed.

We started packing and preparing for the move over to Friendly Crossways on Friday. Rehearsal was first priority and we ran through it twice,

rehearsal

rehearsal

then got to the business of setting up and settling in. We had a lovely dinner with meaningful toasts and laughter. That was followed with a bonfire and s’mores.

Blood moon

Blood moon

Saturday was overcast and rained softly most of the morning. Last minute errands were run and then it was time to get ready for the big event. The sky cleared as we got ready and then it was time to begin. The ceremony was uniquely Scott and Adrianne with many sentimental touches. Adrianne hugged all three of her parents, including her dad who was presiding over the ceremony. It choked him up and I love that grandparents who had died had a chair with their photo on each side in the family row up front. It was such a joy to be witness to the official joining of these two lives and families.

heading for the walk down the aisle

heading for the walk down the aisle

the wedding party

the wedding party

Laughter always bodes well

Laughter always bodes well

The family

The family

Sunday started very early to take Parker to the airport for his return, then back

Heavenly

Heavenly

for brunch with all the families and those who stayed at the hostel. Suddenly it was time to leave for my return to Kuwait. A 36 hour odyssey ended with my memories fully installed. Happy, happy day.

guest "book"

guest “book”

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kalilraina
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 11:55:41

    What a wonderful, whirlwind, week! I love the guest “book”!

    Reply

  2. adriannedawn
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 13:50:41

    Yay! I love it! I need to blog about it too. 🙂

    Reply

  3. Kathy Hofeldt
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 18:04:29

    Congratulations to the happy couple and families! Thanks for sharing this special day!

    Reply

  4. Judy Taft
    Oct 26, 2014 @ 03:18:58

    So thrilled to see all the pictures and the happy comments. So happy for all! What a wonderful day!!! Thanks for sharing. Love, Judy Taft

    Reply

  5. Ellen Manning
    Oct 27, 2014 @ 11:26:13

    Such a happy, happy time for all of you. Congratulations Adreianne and Scott! Lovely wedding, lovely people and wishing you a wonderful, full rich life together!

    Reply

  6. janice
    Oct 29, 2014 @ 14:06:18

    What a sweet day! and great write up–felt like I was there with you!!

    Reply

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