senior pictures from Waterville Senior High School in Waterville, Maine.
She graduated from there in 2001 and headed off to college at Ashland
University in Ashland, Ohio.
at his computer shop in downtown Bangor, Maine, around 1999. He was
often dressed this casually, unless he had clients coming in, but the
place was always a disaster area just waiting for Federal aid.
early in the morning, 28 June 2003, as we prepared to leave Bangor to
hike up Mount
It's amazing she ever agreed to go out with David again after that (more
on that below), especially since they did the Hunt Trail which was
doesn't like a lot of hair, but he'd never been bald before
(since he was born, anyway).
after the heart-breaking 1986 World Series, he vowed that if/when the
Red Sox won the World Series, he'd shave his head. Well, 2004 happened,
they won, and within a half hour he was shaved. Never again!!!
sitting on a dock at the Bangor Waterfront, August 2003. Her knee only
looks swollen and huge; David was lying back to snap the pic, so
it was a strange perspective thing.
2003, when David grew a beard. Elaine doesn't like beards, so he grows
them while she's away at college. But she's coming home for good, and
says no more beards. Hmm.
in the kitchen at David's parents' house in Orrington, Maine, January 2004. Note how much
longer her hair is after six months' growth (see below for a year later).
at a client's office at Freedom Park in Bangor, early 2003. Along with a computer
screen, where he is usually found making his living, the great Jedi
Master Yoda is there.
home visiting during spring break, March
She's been growing her hair very long so she can have a fantastic hairdo
on our wedding day. It's been a challenge for her to deal with all this
hair, but it looks beautiful. She threatens to cut it off after the
wedding. Can't blame her!
loves hiking. This was taken
while hiking the South Ridge Trail on Cadillac Mountain, which is
located on Mount Desert Island (where Bar Harbor is) in Acadia National
Park. The photo taken by the best man at our wedding, David Reed. The
hike was in the summer of 2003.
|A really nice picture
Elaine posing next to some really pretty flowers in a big planter on the
Canadian side of Niagara Falls. We visited Niagara in May 2004. Doesn't
she make those flowers look really pretty?
February 2004, when David and Elaine's
John Foss, snowshoed up Tumbledown Mountain. It was exhausting and
excruciating and David's bad knees both gave out, but it was a blast.
posing while wearing her bucket hat. David is a hat kind of
so he likes her in this. The picture was taken at her Aunt Karen's house
in Boardman, Ohio (near Youngstown) in January 2004, when they drove
there to return Elaine back to school after Xmas break.
shot during a hike of Gulf Hagas, a really spectacular gorge in northern
Maine. The picture doesn't show off the beauty of the gorge, so you'll
have to deal with looking at David instead. This was a long, tiring
hike, and he looks it. This is another photo taken by David Reed, the
best man at our wedding.
David near the top of Mount Katahdin. We
Elaine had decided she'd never like to try anything like that again.
It's truly amazing we made it past that second date! No, of course we're
only kidding, as the next pictures clearly indicate.
||Absolutely exhausted, and
still needing to climb back down the
Eaten alive by bugs. Wind burned. Sunburned. Hot. Sweating. Smelling
bad. Hair standing up in the winds at 4,500 feet. Hey, if we made it
through all that, there was no doubt we'd make it through
David posing on the
steps to her father's house in Rumford, Maine. Her father took the
picture. This was in August 2003, just before Elaine had to go back to
Ohio. David is wearing his favorite button-up short sleeve shirt, but
for the life of him he has no idea whatever happened to it.
amusing self-portrait. It was obvious at this point that we needed a
with an automatic timer. Elaine has a pretty smile in this picture, but
David looks as if his eyes are going to end up stuck that way forever,
like your parents used to tell you when you were a kid.
Cuddling up together for a self-portrait. Yeah,
yeah, fine: so there isn't anything special about that one shirt of his.
He just liked it a lot. And this shot is a great perspective bit down
the arm of Elaine, who's holding the camera out in front of us.
David's parents' house, after the
of Elaine's friend, Liz. Elaine was a bridesmaid
and had to have her hair up with roughly
twelve thousand bobby pins that took days to remove. Okay, maybe not,
but it seemed like it.
|When we took the film from her
to Wal-Mart, we had a few pics left, so we asked the
clerk to snap one of us. We were later amused to
see the sign "Satisfaction Guaranteed!" behind us. We thought
that was very fitting!
On the Canadian side
Niagara Falls in May 2004, with the American Falls visible in the
background. At this point, we had gotten a digital camera with an
automatic timer. We resisted the urge to jump in and go for a swim.
Another Niagara picture. This one has Elaine
sporting her prizes from the token casino. She went crazy playing the
games and the two huge snakes were our sightseeing partners for the rest
of the day.
Self-portrait in a mirror at the token casino. The
lighting is bad, but it's an amusing picture. We had a lot of fun in
Niagara Falls and can't wait to go back!
And here are five pictures we had
done in a studio in March 2004.