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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Jeff and Carla

This anniversary post was from last week, but certainly qualifies as an Outdoor Wednesday post also! Be sure and check out the other wonderful outdoor posts at
Three Years Ago our family was joined with the Pofahl Family from Minnesota.

When Jeff and Carla began making wedding plans, we had no idea that we would have such an adventure. Jeff spent 4 years in the Navy, and Carla grew up going to a Resort located on Lake Superior in Minnesota. It was a perfect match for them to get married on a ship off the shore of the resort. Plans began and so did the fun. Before we went to the ship, we took photos of the wedding party beside the resort.

The road at the bottom actually lifts up so the ship can go underneath. It was very cool.

We went out on the ship to have the wedding peformed out on Lake Superior.

The Captain of the ship performed the cermony inside where it was cooler.

It was a very warm day out on Lake Superior, which is kinda rare for that time of year. We planned for cool (compared to what we are used to in Kansas) and ended up with it being hot!

After the dinner, we had time to cruise and talk and reflect with our family and Carla's. It was peaceful and beautiful.
The Captain even let Mom drive! She seems to take her new responsibility VERY seriously.

There was much to look at and of course take photos of on the ship after we ate dinner. One of the above docks is like the one the the Edmond Fitzgerald left from on its fated voyage. Remember the song?

It was a great time, even though we had a car accident on the way home. No one was hurt except for the suburban, so all was well. We went places and saw things we hadn't seen before, so it was a success. Plus, we got to see our son get married. Once again Happy Anniversary kids!


  1. What a cute couple and what a fun day and glad that only the car was rumpled on the way home. Happy Anniversary to the couple.
    Joyce Barocas

  2. What a beautiful wedding, how proud you must be of your son. Happy to hear no one was hurt in your fender bender.

  3. What a beautiful way to get married. I love their cake with all the seashells on it : )

  4. Sandi, what a beautiful venue for a wedding, and I loved all of your pictures! Handsome couple, beautiful cake, wonderful shot of Mom driving the boat! Just loved it all... and the shot of the lighthouse and the bridges. Such a special memory I know it must have been for all of you.

    Happy Outdoor Wed...


    Sheila :-)

  5. What an unusual ceremony...but it looks like it was fun and personal. What beauty with all of the blues and sunshine.

    I love the cake.
    So delicate and pretty.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  6. Hi Sandi, lovely pictures and what a beautiful wedding. Happy Anniversary to the happy couple. Happy Outdoor Wednesday to you!


  7. What a lovely tribute to your family.

    Beautiful and fun!! I couldnt help but notice your lyric from the Carpenters song I too so adaore. Such a short but poingant song.

    LOL now you have me singing it in my head... "And I think about those people who mean so much to me

    And for so many years have made me so very happy

    And I count the times I have forgotten to say thank you

    And just how much I love them." LOL i think...

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥

  8. Happy Anniversary to them and wonderful photos. I love the cake with the seashells!


  9. LOVELY wedding... Happy Anniversary!

  10. What a lovely and unique wedding. The cake was a standout for sure.

  11. What a beautiful couple and wedding. The photo's are wonderful. Wishing them many happy years!

  12. Beautiful post!
    Best wishes to the lovely couple.


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