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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!

here is the final post with shots from the beach and a few of me playing a funny scavenger hunt game at the wedding…. i think i did alright for a stormtrooper, my table-mates were the best!

a little blinded by the sun…

jesse and the “escape” vehicle 😉 har har… (rest of photos taken by ryan)

many thanks to my awesome table-mates who helped me rise to the top 3!! josh checking all the collected items…

many thanks again to the hornseth and milner families and friends for a fantastic weekend filled with lots of fun and memories!

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!