They arrived a little after 7 PM last night, and I had a spaghetti dinner waiting for them. I also had a little cake I found at the grocery store. I had the girl write "Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Boo Bear" on it. They loved it and the cash gift inside.
After dinner, I got up from the table and said, "Newlyweds are not allowed to do dishes here, so don't get up." Hollie said, "Please, let me help you. I want to." I couldn't help wondering what possibly could have gone wrong in this girl's upbringing. Kind, helpful, grateful and insists on helping with the dishes. She must have had a concussion early on or something, and doesn't know that when you turn 17, you leave home and do the exact opposite of everything your parents taught you.
After dessert, we went up to Papa's movie room to watch a movie. I told the guys I didn't want to watch anything too ghoury, and Hollie agreed. Hollie and I decided we wanted to watch Make a Joyful Noise with Dolly Parton. The guys weren't at all excited with our choice. I think Papa slept through most of it. Hollie and I thought it was adorable though. Here's the newlyweds waiting for the movie to start. (In the background is the tropical quilt I made years ago to enter in a contest on a quilt cruise I never took.)
This, of course, is MY personal favorite!
I always pack lunch when we go out in the boat, so John put up the table, and we had ham sandwiches, chips and apples.
The weather was made-to-order. The paper plates and napkins didn't blow off into the lake, but we still had a wonderful cool breeze and no bugs. When it gets really hot later in the summer, the gnats and the bees can find you no matter where you are on the lake. I always have a can of OFF in the boat.
Then came Jerry's favorite part. You will never see my husband more content than when he is taking someone fishing in the boat and they actually catch fish. He just loves it!
Here, he is helping Hollie get her fish in and taking it off the hook. I LOVE to see him smile and laugh like that!
That is it for our weekend with our oldest grandson and his brand new wife, Hollie. John leaves early Wednesday morning for Alaska. Hollie will join him there after she graduates. What an adventure these two will have. She is going to go to college there. Wants to be an Orthodontist.