"Imagination does not become great until human beings,
given the courage and the strength, use it to create."
~ Maria Montessori
It is official. My son Andrew married Kiana on the afternoon of Saturday, April 20 in Las Vegas. My daughter-in-law is a beautiful young lady and a wonderful addition to our family. The ceremony involved the couple, Ashley, and Colton, Kiana's brother. The “I do” exchange was the simple service the couple wanted. We celebrated poolside afterward, and later with a special dinner.
My two younger children had a good time but decided they wouldn't return to Las Vegas until they were 21 or older. I’d have to agree. I know there is plenty to do in and around Vegas with children, but it’s expensive and well above our budget.
Ashley and I strolled from the Treasure Island Hotel to the Luxor Hotel to see the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which was worth the expense, sweat, and sore feet. Our favorite part of the exhibit was receiving two “Boarding Passes” with information about two actual passengers aboard the Titanic. At the end of the exhibit, they listed the passengers by class and then by those who survived and those who perished. We located the names on our “passes” on the list and both passengers survived. At some point and time, I would like to research the two women and see what I can find about their lives after the tragedy.
We had a great flight going out to Vegas and beautiful weather during our short weekend away from Minnesota. Our return flight was scheduled late enough on our behalf, but due to mechanical problems on the other end, we got delayed by another two hours or so. It was unfortunate for those who had to go to school and work the following day because we didn't land in Minneapolis until after one a.m. I don't like living on four hours of sleep. There isn't enough coffee in the world to wake me up enough to fully function.
Please enjoy the photos below of the happy newlyweds and from the trip.
It is with regret, that I announce the postponement of the release of Autumn Falls and Vinter’s Triumph. This wasn’t an easy change for me to make, but I had to for my own health. My publisher has agreed to put a “To Be Determined” release date on the two books in the new series. I vowed to continue working on the book, aiming to turn it in sooner rather than later. I believe in my series and want to share the stories with my readers. I want to write the best story possible.
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Beautiful Minneapolis Sunset
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