Oh my! What a full weekend for us. So many emotions and good times. But let's start at the beginning.
Friday night Fletch and I had dinner at our neighbor's house. I cooked, but Rob's place is much larger making it easy to social distance. Rob's girlfriend Eva has a dog and I have a new friend.
Merlin is one LARGE dog - a Great Dane and the sweetest thing ever. But oh my! He is sitting here and his head is at my waist!!
And now that October is here, we finally have our first Morning Glory blooom!
It's that heavenly shade of blue. There are a ton of buds, so if we don't get a freeze one night, we should have some more blooms.
And then Saturday arrived. October 3rd. The day of the traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony for Colin & Mailing. I will let the pictures tell a bit of the story.
Mailing is always pretty, but on Saturday she was simply beautiful and stunning. I hadn't realized but the kids are now Chinese Married!!
The Tea Ceremony was held at Bonnie & Zhongren's (Mailing's parents) house. Their friend Carol was there to take pictures. We did a bunch inside and then took some outside as well.
Anna, Mailing's sister, is in the picture above between Mailing and her Dad.
Colin & Zhongren switched shirts at some point...I'm not sure why.
After the tea ceremony (and champagne) we had dinner which was just so delicious. Bonnie is a fabulous cook and there was so much food. Shrimp, dumplings, several beef dishes, wings, some veggie dishes and then an inside-out fish which I had never had. You actually take a fish (I forget what kind) and turn it inside out and then fry it. There was Moon Cake and some other delicacy for dessert.
All in all it was just a beautiful day. I hope the weather is just as perfect next Saturday for the (American) wedding!
Sunday we just hung around. Fletch worked on a project or two and I did some cleaning and laundry. There was a bit of knitting as well! Now it is back to work. But, I am taking Thursday, Friday and next Monday off.