Boy! It’s been hectic! In the midst of the non-stop schedule, however, DH and I were able to drive to Vermont last Sunday for a beautiful anniversary luncheon thrown by Amanda’s mother, Judy, at the Trapp Family Lodge, where Jon and Amanda were married exactly one year ago.
The meal was festive. Judy made a delicious squash soup and served crusty bread. There was cider and champagne, and everyone had a slice of saved wedding cake. It was great to see everyone from the wedding and to reconnect with our great old friends, Jean and Jerry, whom we’ve loved and admired for over thirty years.
Since Jon and Amanda’s firstborn is due at Christmas, we celebrated the anniversary with a baby shower.
This child is destined to be very stylish, like Amanda.
Jon seemed a bit incredulous as he unwrapped some of the tiny items.
They also received almost all the classic children’s books — the baby will be well-dressed and well-read!
In my practical vein, we gave them a car seat. (The giant box had barely fit in our car and DH had helped me repair the slightly squashed wrapping paper in the parking lot before it was carried in.)
Too soon, we had to leave for the long drive home. Before departing we took a few family pictures: DH, Amanda, Jon, Judy, and me…
… and: Jean, DH, Amanda, Jon, Judy, me, and Jerry. Jerry was head of the school where Jon and Amanda met at age 6.
A bright and happy day — thank you, Judy! — and I did my best to keep my germs from everyone. A week later, my cough is finally almost gone.