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Friday, May 13, 2011

Rehearsal Dinner

RV Resort site #P22
Roanoke Rapids, NC

We left our house at a reasonable time and arrived at the RV Resort around noon.  They are hosting two groups this weekend, a local Good Sam’s chapter and a Frisbee Dog competition that is being held in the town of Roanoke Rapids.  This is a fairly new rv park with FHU but no shade.  It’s a Passport America park, but they only extend that discount during the week.  I did get a 10% discount however since I paid by check instead of using a credit card.

We are here this weekend to celebrate my nephew’s wedding on Saturday.  Tonight there was a rehearsal dinner hosted at my brother’s house.  Doug and Carla have a nice house and large yard on the Roanoke Rapids Lake so it was a perfect setting.  Carla had asked us to help set up and keep the food tables replenished.  We were very honored and happy to help so we got there around 2:00.

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I finally met the bride Leslie.  She is a very nice young lady, and she and Philip make a good couple.  The next door neighbor Rudy and his son Derrick cooked a pig for this casual Pig Pickin’ BBQ.

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We took lots of photos but I’ll try to narrow it down to a dozen or so of my favorites.  Remember that you can click on a photo to enlarge it.  Check out the couple’s reaction to seeing the Groom’s Cake.  They have a good sense of humor.  You see, Philip was in the porta-john  when he was injured by a missile while in Iraq.  The cupcakes are for Jenny (the matron of honor) and Melissa (Philip’s sister) who are celebrating birthdays during this festive time.

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Philip’s mom Carla and his sister Melissa welcomed everyone and a special treat was offered for everyone to take home, jars of Bone Suckin' Sauce with special labels.

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Here’s the couple getting first dibs at the barbeque and the buffet set up.

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My brother Doug thanked everyone for coming and shared a few words about what makes for a long happy marriage.  If the couple share the same basic core values, they will be blessed.

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I think that they have a good start on the long happy marriage.  They sure can share that certain look  into each other’s eyes.

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A good time was had by all, and the weather was great…no rain and no bugs.

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After enjoying a wonderful dinner, Gin and I along with family friends Bonnie and Kathy helped clean up a bit.  It was a wonderful event, and it was great to meet some friends of the young couple and spend time with  family. 

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.

6 comments:

Gail and Rick said...

Looks like a wonderful party! That pig roasting made my mouth water :)

Congrats to the happy couple.

2.4 D Hwy said...

It sure looks like it was a beautiful evening. Have fun at the wedding.

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Looks like a great time- especially the roasted pig!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

So nice of you to pitch in and help make the couple's special day even more so.

And that pig looked soooo tasty!

Deborah said...

Love the Grooms Cake. What a nice gathering!

Mike and Terri said...

Oh my -- the groom's cake! What a hoot!

Looked like a lovely evening for the rehearsal dinner.