Monday, May 07, 2007

the weekend, the wedding and Christ alone

This weekend was busy but fun.

It started on Friday night with the lovely Laird's having us over for dinner, Lairdy cooked us a wonderful dinner as his beautiful wife was home late from work. We chatted, enjoyed a great meal together and caught up on each others lives. Before we knew it it was 11pm, way past my bed-time ;) Thanks to the Laird's for a wonderful night.

Saturday morning was a fairly early start with a game of tennis, I need to practice some of the moves I have been learning in my lessons. I am getting there but trying to re-learn how I play and hold the racket etc is a bit tricky, But I just love to play and that's the main thing...

Saturday saw 'two become one' in Andrew and Louise, it was a beautiful 'fairy-tale' wedding and Louise looked absolutely stunning - she could have stepped out of an Austen book. The ceremony was beautiful, AB was at his best and Olivia did an amazing job planning and helping Louise put everything together. I think the 'you may now kiss the bride' kiss was the longest kiss I am yet to see at a wedding. SP and I hung out with some friends between the ceremony and reception. We headed to the reception, there were purples, silvers and pinks all around - the location was great, everyone was in great spirits and SP and I had the pleasure of sharing a table with AB, Ruth and their 4 delightful children. They are each so beautiful but very different with their own little personalities and cute-nesses (new word). Anyhoo we had fun and some great chats with our lovely friends. The food was fantastic, the bridal waltz just lovely, they left, we left right afterwards and saw them in their car. We decided it would be funny to cross the pedestrian crossing really really slowly so that they couldn't go past. We thought is was funny anyway ;) We eventually let them by, thought they might run us over otherwise. It was a great day, great evening and always fun hanging out with wonderful friends from church.

Sunday was food shopping - oh what fun. We watched the Swans game that we missed on Saturday night, we went to the gym did a big workout and then I headed to meet 'Des' for a drink before church. At church we heard the 'Christ Alone' sermon in our series of 'Alone's' - you can hear them here.

My home town was mentioned in the sermon last night - how fun! But Dominic pronounced it wrong, saying "worCHESTer" instead of Worcester, as in 'Worcestershire' sauce. I won't hold it against him though ;) I was very excited that it was mentioned and that I know where one of the places he was talking about is. It was a great history lesson and I have enjoyed hearing about some of these great historical figures who made enormous contributions to Christianity, contributions that impacted Christians of their time but that have also impacted generations of Christians over the centuries, including ours. If you get chance have a listen.

Now here we are back to Monday, back to work, another week.. Happy Monday!

8 comments:

Bonnie said...

Hi Nixter,

I picked up on the wooster / woo-chest-er thing too. Made me smile everytime he said it and was a little bit of lightness in an otherwise quite sad sermon (sad in the sense that sometimes people have to die for their faith, but amazing and inspiring that they have the faith to die.

After talking to you about what I love about some blogs (the way people talk about hteir favourite things and themselves) I've started a new blog: http://untilrapture.blogspot.com/

If you want to talk a look.

Nixter said...

Glad you did too Bonnie, I was giggling as well... These people were very inspiring indeed, thank goodness we live in a country where we can freely share and meet together in our faith, and thank God for those people who made that possible...

Will check out the blog now - thanks for the link!

onlinesoph said...

How fun!

I thought it was such a beautiful ceremony. Bonnie and I thought she looked like a really gorgeous war-bride:)

Minus the whole war thing...of course

Nixter said...

LOL Soph, I know what you mean ;)

Ruth said...

Hey we loved sitting with you and SP on Saturday. Our boys adore both of you - and I asked 'D' yesterday what he thought of Louise's wedding - and he said (this is absolute truth!) - 'lots and lots of kissing' !!!!

I was in hysterics!

I too thought Louise looked stunning - and agree - the war bride thing good summary - minus the war bit!

Kate P said...

Hey I drove to Bicester and back on Saturday... and all the way there and back they kept calling it BiCHESTer... so perhaps Dominic is in good company...
Sorry I can't imagine the war-bride Louise without the visual clues....

Kate P said...

Ops they.... refers to my kids.
Need to remember note to blog when tired... otherwise words coe out jubled....

Nixter said...

LOL Kate - time for bed ;) I don't have any photos I am afraid, I have some of Ruth's boys but none of Louise and Andrew - what a nightmare I am... There is a pic on the CIM website though ;)