Tuesday, March 06, 2007

claire's wedding

back when lucas was 2 months old, we took him on his very first trip... philippe's sister's wedding. and now, we just took ruby on her very first trip at the tender age of one month old... to MY sister's wedding. i love stuff like this because it tells me somehow that the mysteries of life are still intact.

on the way there we were running a travel bloopers reel, demonstrating effortlessly murphy's law. you would have all enjoyed watching us hoopty around the airport with full luggage and two kids (regretting we didnt bring the new double buggy - reasoning it was just tooo big), while we waited for 6 hours to catch our re-booked flight. (the details of which are too boring to recount here).

we finally made it to st louis, with 30 minutes to spare before the wedding. so we rush home to my dads place, freshen up, rush to the wedding, get lost behind a walmart looking for the reception hall, to walk in just as the ceremony was finished (oh my god i felt bad that my dad was busy driving us around instead of walking my sister down the aisle ~ but at least my mom was there to stand-in) ... but this is where the story finally bottomed-out and it started getting better.

my sister was a sight for sore eyes. too gorgeous to describe, really. her party was fun and her new family was friendly. OUR family was beside themselves with familial togetherness, laughter and excitement. and since no one can figure out when exactly the toast was, i'd like to go ahead and toast claire & ron for being the reason we could all come together. the reason that we could all agree was worth the effort.

i particularly enjoyed these things.. memories i can cherish.
dancing with my sister. bumpin' booties, havin' us a ball y'all.
my brother's smile, and his very crisp new white shirt ;)
my dad and mom recounting some funny stories together. the painted plymouth valiant and the binding of the RCA electronics course.
and ruby being passed around, getting "welcomed"...

i'll be going through our pictures.. i'll let you know when they're posted and where.


At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you summed it up very nicely, beth. my heart was bursting with love to have all my children together for the first time in 20 years. i'll cherish the memory of claire's wedding forever.


At 11:01 AM, Blogger noriichan said...

hey friend~ glad to hear you & Fam had a great time. can't wait to see the pics.

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Claire said...

I'm glad you had a great time! We just returned from the honeymoon so hopefully by the beginning of next week we'll have our pics up as well.

Yes, I missed having Dad walk me down the aisle... But Mom did a fantastic job standing in!

At 8:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, i am heart broken, but i was well represented, cincinnati sue covered for me...

and Ruby...sleepy head and low maintenance until "granma", "granpa", and "aunt kathy" got a hold of her...by monday morning she realized that she liked being held, sang to, and rocked, bright eyed and alert...two weeks later the "doc" noticed a complete change in her alertness level...that is good!!!


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