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 Bear and Anny (Toby teased Bear - asking him if he had been drinking milk since his moustache is now white).
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.