Sunday, 12 October 2008

Summer Lovin'

Yes, I realize it's not summer anymore. In fact, we had our first snow yesterday and it is still snowing! I'll try to take pictures of it later, but we all know my timeliness (or lack thereof) when it comes to blogging.

When I looked at my blog today I realize it has been forever since I've posted. I'll leave it to you to decide if this is because:

a) I'm ridiculously busy
b) I'm ridiculously lazy
c) I suffer from short-term memory loss like that guy on Memento but unlike him I lack the dedication and commitment to tattoo my responsibilities onto my body
d) all of the above
e) my mom just made some cookies - I'll be right back.

Mmmm...walnut chocolate chip. There are benefits to living at home that outweigh the stigma of living in mommy's basement.

Anyway, the title of this post is in reference of my sister's marriage on August 30th. It took place up at Red Butte Gardens and was absolutely beautiful. The ceremony was in one of their outdoor pavilions.

Stanley's best friend from college, Kirk, performed the ceremony. I think everyone was interested to see how that would turn out, because in the movies when a college buddy has any part of a wedding it ends up with him revealing horrible secrets about the groom. Fortunately, Kirk did not reveal any secrets and instead did a wonderful job. The ceremony was thoughtful, sincere, touching, and totally suited to the bride and groom. Most of us had tears in our eyes by the end, including me.

It was a fairly small wedding, and we all went to the Orangerie for a brunch. The food was goooood. I went back for several helpings. I didn't want to insult anyone.

Each guest had a quarter at his or her table setting so that at any point you could wander down to the pond and buy some fish food to feed the fish.

Here is the blushing bride. None of us realized she could scrub up so well.

Here's my brother Trevor and his partner, Donna. Don't they make a cute couple? Unfortunately they couldn't bring their two girls to the wedding but we're hoping they can all make it down for Christmas.

Here's Gracy behaving just as any wedding guest should.

And here's Libby enjoying the delicious wedding cake.

Stanley's family flew in from California, New Jersey, and I think several other states.

Mom and Eddie, the other newlyweds. Doesn't Steady Eddie look smooth in his wedding suit?

All in all, it was a wonderful day and a beautiful wedding. Erin and Stanley seem to be taking to married life like they were made for it. I know Erin was a little worried about sharing her house and her things with someone, but I think they're learning to rub along next to each other quite nicely.


Michelle said...

Finally! Your sister did look lovely. Wish that there were some pictures of you so I could look at them lovingly when you aren't around.

casey said...

Bravo on finally updating the good old blog. My vote is that you are just too lazy to update your blog. I know that is my problem anyway. :) Erin looked so beautiful and the party looked like a hit. Thanks for sharing the wedding fun, but I have to agree with Michelle that you should probably have had at least one picture of yourself taken just to prove that you were there. Hee hee.

ern said...

holy zoot i can't believe that trevor and libby are actually not like 12 years old! sometimes i forget that we are old biddies. by the way, i tagged you on my blog so you have to do it or i'll kick you out of the posse. heh-heh.