BIRTHDAY - CHRISTENING - WEDDING Australia, Yamba - 4. March 2011
 
 

Of several causes 4. March 2011 turned in to a memorable day...

Eirik 2 years old.
With guests in two barges and in Empire it was 2 x christening, birthday - and a wedding - in Clarence River.
Lena (the priest) with Stella and her family. Friends from Yamba, Lilly, Cathrine and Phil. Grandmother Vigdis dressing Marius for the Christening. The dress has been used of Heidi`s family for long time...
With the alter on deck... Friends and family gatherd on Empire and two "sideships".
Expectant... Kalle arrived in Yamba to be Marius goodfather - and got a wedding celebration "for free". Peder got the honorable task to fill the (salt) water in the baptising bowl....
The priest from the Norwegian Seamans Church (The Norwegian Church Abroad) in Sydney - this time Lena - came to Empire`s dack to perform the Christening. Only Lena and Heidi`s mate of honour knew that there was another ceremony coming...
Stella was also christened on Empire`s deck this day in March. Ragnar Thorset was her goodfather. Stella was also christened in salt water from the Pacific Ocean. Stella`s family and goodfathers, f.l.; Patrik, Pierre, Ragnar Thorset, Cathy Oldacre, Nina - and Stella (de Billot).
The priest to the left - the bride and the groom to the right! 1. Mate and Captain - now also mrs. an mr.!!! Heidi`s mate of honour Anne was the only onr knowing about the wedding before it took place!
There were many surprised and happy faces when the guests realised what was about to happen...
YES! YES! YES!
YES!! YES! YES!
YES! YES! YES!
Finally! - and they got married. The family Våge Bogerud.
The family Våge Bogerud  -  with parents/grandparents. Even a fresh bride has to work...
The priest Lena from the Norwegian Church Abroad in Sydney enjoyed the christening- and wedding party.. From left: Tanya from Yamba, Madeleine and Nina from the farm Beaver Creek. Ready for the party!
Many eyes were wet after Anne`s (Heidi`s mate of honour) speac to the bride A little bit out in the party, Ragnar Thorset performed "stev" for the bride and the groom. Eirik celebrated his birthday, the christening and the wedding until he fell asleep...
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