Simultaneously With And Without, A Hitch

Saturday Sept 9th –




Early Saturday morning, we had a guest stay with us for a couple of hours 😏

The newly arrived niece wasn’t tired at all, so we took her for a little while in hopes of giving her parents a chance to sleep but I don’t think it really helped 😜


Once morning dawned, I was pressed into service.

Hair doing of the grandmother of the groom, mother of the groom and sister of the groom fell to me, as well as doing my own hair πŸ˜‹

So the morning passed quickly and then a breakfast spread put out by the sister whose house we stayed at, enjoyed 🍴


Some left for rehearsal, some to shop, all having time to pass until the wedding began later that afternoon.

A snack was of course, mandatory πŸ˜‰


Some hasty wardrobe changing took place at the hotel/venue and then we (the family of the groom) went out for some group photos before settling in and finding our seats to await the ceremony’s beginning.


How to spot the European men via footwear and pant color only πŸ˜‰


The ceremony began and there were a few humorous moments, a few serious and in the end they were wed and the new ‘Mr and Misses’ presented.


Much like most weddings πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹


We thought the time between would be spent chilling at a coffee shop or some such, but by the time all Mikes acquaintances were said hello to, introduced to me and caught up on how he was liking Sask and how we were doing etc… it was reception time 😏

We found our prime seating spots at the reserved, table number one and thus got to eat first… and also wait years for seconds πŸ˜‹


But it was enjoyed, we were served drinks, given stroopwafels as favours (like Mike and I had at our wedding πŸ˜‰) and the volume level rose to that of a building filled with a couple hundred people 😏

The flowers and decorating were done up nicely with an air of simple sophistication, yet still keeping a looseness about, hinting of fairy tales πŸ˜‰


Speeches, songs, photos and all the things some of the couples most treasured people do, were done and then a typical, sparkler send off.




After the Hubster’s visiting finally wrapped up and all family members returning to Anthem area were gathered, we called it the end of a successful day and headed back to our house.

The family grew by one and all were thankful for the day having gone without a hitch, accept the hitching that was supposed to be done of course πŸ˜‰






Sunday Sept 10th –



How lovely it is when a wedding hairdo withstands not only the day of the event, but holds up enough for the day after πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜œπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

After having wedding favour stroopwafels for breakfast, we filled the van once again and headed to church.



During pre service, the late night the evening before was causing drooping eyes and overly relaxed postures (I speak for myself)…but thankfully the sleep symptoms disappeared once the service began πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

After church, we went out to eat lunch.

I’d planned on advising everyone to go to a highly recommended Mexican place but it wasn’t accepted and instead a make your own burrito type place was went to 😏😜

Where the long line had Mike and I quickly turn and go to the restaurant next door to order, eat and finish eating, before the others were even halfway through their ordering line πŸ™ˆ


An iced caramel macchiato with an extra shot of espresso was ordered to battle the post wedding tired/headache and then to the house for a lovely nap 😴

An evening walk was taken with my mother-in-law and littlest niece and some of the sunset watched from the golf green surrounding where we are staying β›³οΈπŸ˜œ

We may or may not have sat on the putting green to rest a little and the mother-in-law may or may not have said that if someone came and told us that what we were doing wasn’t allowed, she would speak in Dutch πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹


The hubster and father-in-law brought back pizza for our supper and it was delicious in all of its bready, greasy, cheesy goodness.


Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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