There was a very happy development in the extended family that I learned about during Christmas break.
About a week before Christmas I got this photo greeting by snail mail from Uncle Sammy, Aunt Kathie, her son Michael and daughter-in-law Katy. I love getting holiday cards of all kinds and added this to the impromptu display on top of my cupboard. We were busy at work and I was busy with my creative activities during the lead up to Christmas so there wasn’t much energy for a fancy display. But where there’s a will there’s a way.
I decided to use the tree I use for my 1:6 scale doll house each Christmas. I didn’t have the focus to set up the doll house so this tree was free. In lieu of a Nativity crèche I found a small, well detailed scene of the Holy Family cast in pewter. It was waiting for me in a box of carefully wrapped collectibles my late Mom left me. This card from the Serrapede Lingle family went up on the cupboard next to the little tree. The photo for this card is from Michael and Katy’s wedding I attended in Baltimore in June 2016.
A few days later I got another photo greeting card from Michael and Katy. The Lingle family is growing. This holiday card from Michael, Katy and Baby Lingle was delightful to receive. What a good time to share the news, at Christmas! Baby is due some time in February 2017.
We’re very happy for Michael and Katy and look forward to Baby’s arrival.
Michael and Katy were married on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in a beautiful, unique ceremony that gave expression to their love of each other and the happiness they wanted to share with all. The wedding was a three day affair. On Friday, June 10th there was a cocktail hour at the Rusty Scupper right across the Inner Harbor by water taxi. This event gave us a chance to mix and mingle before the big day. I loved the informality and friendly atmosphere. A real feeling of connection was created that evening.
The ceremony and reception were held in a spacious ballroom at The Four Seasons Hotel. The spectacular view of Inner Harbor created a sense of vast openness in the ballroom. Since the weather was humid the ceremony was not held outdoors.
On Sunday, June 12th we gathered together one last time for a breakfast banquet at the Four Seasons Hotel. It was the perfect conclusion to a perfect wedding weekend. Katy and Michael made the rounds as they did Saturday night taking time to converse with each guest as well as exchange hugs and wishes for good luck.
Here are some photos I took and others from the ##ReadyToLingle Wedding Photo Album at cluster.com I’ve provided credits to photos taken by other guests.
Friday night at the Rusty Scupper, June 10, 2016
Katy and Michael. Photo by Ali Weiss Brady.