Time To Celebrate! With Mary & Paul!

For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone. Edgar Watson Howe

But What Are We Celebrating?

We have lots to be happy for! First, we are happily married celebrating seven weeks! Next we are celebrating being our new home together. Finally, Mary is retiring and has only a few weeks to go; she is pulling the cord right before Thanksgiving!

So we decided to ask a few of our friends and family to celebrate and join us for the first official party at Casa Valencia!

Dancing Under The Stars With Mary & Paul

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The day is perfect for getting ready!

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3:30 PM and our caterer arrives and surveys the setup!

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The dance floor is still buried in its protective cover

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Tables for the active dancers; only a few steps away!

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On with the covers!

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Bob put together the floating fountain for the pool!

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The pool skimmer decided to each the anchor rope; Bob to the rescue!

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The roses were ready to entertain the guests!

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Robin and Bob came over at 3:00 PM and assisted in the final stages!

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Love those yellow roses!

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The inside was the staging area for balloons!!

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Final communications underway! Radio Free Casa Valencia!

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Always a smile!

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The band begins to set up around 6:00 PM

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Chuck Shirley tried out the audio system!

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The tables are up and centerpieces are in place!

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Amed, our neighbor, visits and realizes that at 80 degrees,
she may net be needed this evening!

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The tables go forever, eight tables for ten pl;us several stand-ups!

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The balloon people are here!

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In the kitchen, the girls help Chuck and Lisa find everything.

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The band warms up (warms up in 80 degree weather?)

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The band warms up and do some short practice tunes!

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Chuck is knee deep in food preparation.

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It is getting darker so people will be arriving soon!

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Lights are on as the sun is setting! Dancing Under The Stars With Mary & Paul

Dancing Under The Stars With Mary & Paul