This morning, I reported for shrine guardian duty at Most Pure of Heart Mary. The church has a Adoration Shrine to the Eucharist opened 24 hours, seven days a week. Basically, the church needs at least one person to keep watch over the Eucharist and the chapel. Beyond that, is up to the volunteer. I prayed a Rosary and read through the Book of Ruth and Joesph’s adventures in Egypt. I relished the space and it felt soothing because it was free of human voices.
Now let’s head back to New York…
Matt’s family hosted a pre-rehearsal Brunch on the eve of the wedding. I made a bet that Matt would not toss Maria into the pool. I lost.
Before getting dragged into the pool, here’s Ria hanging with her attendants, Jennie and maid of Honor Nikki. Nikki rocked our world by helping us get a kick-ass discount on car rentals. Yeah for Nikki!
We had an awesome spread of food. This weekend was all about eating and as soon as I got back to Kansas, I went running by Shunga Creek.
I enjoyed the hearty veggie lasagna – cheesy, tangy and oh so good! I know it’s a bit cut off in this picture, but there was also some yummy pulled pork meat for sandwiches. I ended-up going for seconds on the pork sandwiches the next day — the juicy spices marinated the meat, make it even yummier.
I also loved these crab cakes. The crab meat was baked into these savory mounds. I made sure I got plenty of seafood on this trip to the East Coast. Sometimes I miss eating fresh fish in Kansas.
For those of us who forgot our swim suits at home or at our hotel rooms….Yeah, go figure…we cooled off by dipping our feet in the pool.