beautiful sunny day – check, snacks and water – check, 2 crash pads – check, 2 beefy boys – check and check! last sunday afternoon, ryan, makito and i headed up to squamish so the boys could go climbing and i could take some pictures!hi makito!contemplating their next moves…mmmmm tuna wraps…many thanks to sherry and josh’s wedding water, it saved the day!makito conquering his v8 nemesis of 2010, gibb’s cave! woot makito!the weather was perfection and the company was great, i had a great day snapping shots of the boys and collecting some everlasting flowers from the side of the road for drying!
ryan makes a great, simple mango salsa that we use with pork tenderloin, in chicken salad wraps, and would be tasty with a white fish! suuuuper easy – chopped ripe mango, chopped tomatoes, scallions and/or chive (we used fresh chive from jeri’s garden), lemon juice (to taste), 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, salt (to taste), and you can add cucumber too if you like (we added it to our chicken wraps, since we had a bit in the fridge – chicken, mango salsa, shredded cabbage and cucumber + hot sauce = cheap and yummy).
ryan, makito and i had a delicious, meaty lunch at Pronto Caffe on Cambie (makito’s recommendation) the other day! makito and i tried their porchetta sandwich, packed with beautifully slow-roasted pork and crunchy, flavourful crackling sprinkled amongst the pork pieces. the sandwich bun was soft, but just the right about of crisp (w/out scratching up the roof of your mouth), just perfect! ryan chose the porchetta plate, with the same wonderful pork and crackling, but paired with rosemary roasted potatoes. we were so stuffed we didn’t get a chance to try one of their AMAZINGly gorgeous-looking sweet treats in the front window, but its always fun to save something to try next time, and we will definitely be going back again! (i caught a glimpse of one of their genoa sandwiches being served, and its on my list for our next visit, along with one of the “sfogliatelle” scalloped pieces of layered heaven we saw in the front counter!)
p.s. – i should have mentioned when i first posted about our lunch, the amazingly friendly staff at Pronto exceeded my expectations for customer service. everyone we met was kind, patient, and genuinely interested in making sure we had the best Pronto experience possible! ryan, makito and i all remarked on how wonderful our entire dining experience was at Pronto on the car ride home! thanks again for the food AND the friendliness Pronto! they have also generously made a blog post on their “news & reviews” page about my post cheers!
jesse and the “escape” vehicle har har… (rest of photos taken by ryan)
phewf! now more of the beautiful bride!! Finally! (not that the rest of the group isn’t lovely) hehehehe but she’s who everyone loves to see!last shot of sherry as a single lady i sat near the back, so i didn’t snap any shots of the actual ceremony! sorry guys!
maid of honour julie and her family, julie’s husband and their daughter, kenzie…
justin and jessie milner, and kyle…
josh’s dad, chris…
sharon and willy hornseth with the newlweds and claire…
photo by justin milner.
photo of the milner/hornseth/bates family by ryan.
photo by ryan.
for justin, photos by kyle.photo of josh’s mom, angela and sherry. by ryan.
mark back at work! photo by ryan.
beautiful sisters-in-law, kolbie and ashley. photos by ryan.
josh’s mom, angela.justin’s lovely fiancé, kolbie. last 8 photos of the milner family by ryan.
sisters sara and sam with the beautiful pink roses for the centrepieces…delicate birch flowers for the centrepieces…mark and sara setting up the candy favour table…tuxedos for ryan, kyle and justin! looking dapper guys!sorry sherry, i had to post this one, these guys were too much goofy fun!josh’s beautiful grandmother, SUCH a lovely woman…who do we love? this guy of course!dad caught with the vodka for the pre-ceremony celebratory toast
the wolf pack before the ceremony!
phewf part 2 is full of pictures already and we’re not even at the ceremony site yet! lots of beautiful details and great people helping set up to show off! looks like many more posts to come!sherry’s wedding clutch…clutches for her bridesmaids…couldn’t resist taking a snap of miss claire’s lemon polka dot flipflops…the wolf pack watching josh’s bachelor party sky diving DVD the bridesmaids and their bouquets…sister sam admiring her bouquet…bouquet details (beautiful peonies, roses and dahlias)setting up at the reception site (the beautiful manteo resort in kelowna)…brother justin might have a budding career in the wedding industry…sherry’s brother-in-law mark prepping the roses for the centrepieces…brothers from different mothers…the faithful staple of the day… lots and LOTS of pictures still to come!
a little help in the timmy’s… sherry’s dad the morning of the wedding – priceless.groomsman kyle enjoys timmy’s! (top 3 photos by ryan.)sherry getting ready (photo by ryan)that timmy’s must have kicked in for justin (photo by ryan)sherry’s dad’s 4th daughter (photo by me)the cutiepie miss claire…lots and lots more pictures to come of josh and sherry’s wedding weekend!
the night we arrived, together again, at last… in claire’s fisher price playhouse…the excited groom, on the go!the dream team, the wolf pack…the lovely ladies…goofbags listening carefully…cutiepie miss claire…the walk down the imaginary aisle…ryan and i were in kelowna for the wedding his bff josh and his fiancé sherry! these are a snippet of shots from the first busy day in town at the rehearsal and picnic in the afternoon! day two pictures still to come…