Monday, June 23, 2008

The Wedding Party

Our trip to Lubbock was lots of fun. Our main purpose was to attend the wedding of Bear and Anny’s son, Blaine. We got to see some old friends from RR In fact, it was more like a family reunion since I have known some of these friends since childhood. Our children played together, and someday maybe our grandchildren will play together. I have a head start in that department on the other couples. I would try to explain how everyone knows each other or is related, but it is confusing and who really cares? The important part is that after years of not seeing some of these people, it was good to see them again.

Saturday morning Jesse, Reagan, and I met up with my friend Carol for some shopping in the Hub City. Carol has always made me laugh and with Jes and Reagan, we laughed a lot. We met up with the rest of the groom's family for a late lunch at Olive Garden. The girls and Carol and I got there first and buddied up with the bartender for a Blue Moon. It had been about 8 years since I had seen my friend, Sandra (groom’s aunt) and even longer since I had seen her sons. They were not little boys any longer, but grown men. Although I see Anny and Bear (groom’s parents) now and then, it had been a while since I had seen their son, Blaine, the groom. Most of us adults have not changed that much in the last ten years other than getting a little thicker and grayer, but our kids have changed greatly in the last ten-plus years. The look on our children’s faces as they renewed their friendship was priceless.

The wedding was simple and sweet. The dance afterwards was great fun. My pictures were not so great, but you can see the main characters in the story. Here are Carol and her husband George.
Here are Rudi (George’s brother) and Sandra (Anny's cousin).
Here are Bear and Anny (Toby teased Bear - asking him if he had been drinking milk since his moustache is now white).
Here are Anny and the bride (they were not looking at my camera).
Here are the two best-looking girls at the wedding, Jesse and Reagan.
We met for breakfast the next day where phone numbers and addresses were exchanged. Good-byes were said. We spent some time with Toby’s mom who lives in Lubbock and then headed home.


Jenny said...

The bride is beautiful!!
Love Jesse's hair, too. Looks like she has gotten used to it.

Buck said...

Here are the two best-looking girls at the wedding, Jesse and Reagan.

Ummm... not disagreeing with ya, Lou, but I thought the bride was supposed to be the best looking girl at a wedding, any wedding? ;-) <== (BIG grin 'n' wink)

Looks like all y'all had a GREAT time!

Jenn said...

Looks like you had a fun time! I love wedding pictures I just don't like weddings. I know that's weird for a girl!

Becky said...

Looks like it was a beautiful wedding! I don't go to weddings much. I think the last one I attended was my own.

Junk Diva said...

Catching up with old friends is always fun. Looks like a good time was had by all. I agree you had the best looking girls with you.

Knit and fall back in it said...

What a nice way to spend a weekend. I love weddings, I'm a big sap.

Catherine said...

Weddings!@!??? This makes me think we should start thinkin' bout one of those ourselves! :)

Jess sure is a beauty - a perfect combination of her Mom and Dad!

Bag Blog said...

Buck, the bride was lovely, and she was friendly and fun. But Jesse and Reagan...well maybe I am a bit prejudiced :)

Ladies, my children are of an age where many of their friends are getting married. Weddings have been pretty numerous in the several years. I love them.

Catherine, Ted and his girlfriend left for Tahoe on Friday to get married. Does that give you any ideas?