Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BEN'S FUNERAL (part 2) THE RECEPTION

We tried to choose things from Benjamin's life that would represent him well.  We picked some of our favorite pictures, stuffed animals, blankets and bibs.  I think he was represented perfectly.  Favorite picture of the day goes to "CHEEKS".  (aka: Benjamin 'Earnhardt' Orton)
The food tent was AMAZING.
Hats off to Chef Bonnie and all the many hard workers that pulled it off without a hitch.  I'm grateful for pictures because I was so mobbed with people that I never got a chance to enjoy their beautiful work.

The flowers were stunning.  So many arrangements all over the place, so beautifully breathtaking.

The people...we had over 500 people come.
(more on that tomorrow)

THANK YOU does not seem adequate for the gratitude that I feel for all the people that helped to make this day PERFECT!

11 comments:

Smilin' sunshine said...

Looks beautiful! Wish I could have been there!

Jenny said...

My favorite part about after the funeral was how the sun came out so brilliantly. It was lovely.

Christy said...

The ice sculpture wasn't the only heart that melted that day. Everyone was so touched by everything that day.

Anonymous said...

The picture of Ben in the orange shirt is so cute -- it looks just like a grade school photo!!

ellen said...

If you have a food tent at your funeral you must be pretty special. :)

Amy said...

It looks like a lovely day. I'm glad you have so many wonderful people around to support you. You have been in my thoughts a lot lately. Much love!! Amy

The Kings said...

oh wow - it shows how much Ben touched people's lives to have so many people celebrate his life with you. I'm so glad people took photos for you too. I love the last one showing someone hugging you.

Meme said...

What a beautiful celebration and tribute to Ben. He was so loved.

Your facebook friend...Sandy C.

Junior said...

Loved seeing all the little things which were part of Ben's life.

paulak said...

Beautiful...just pure love from so many.

LL said...

The weather was perfect...such a beautiful day all around.