Friday, October 25, 2013

2013 Weddings #6 and 7

October is such a wonderful time to be in Michigan, the air is cool and crisp, the colors of the leaves are becoming rich and amazingly vibrant against clear blue skies, apple cider and donuts are everywhere, and vicious Halloween costume planning begins.

This October added more special events than any October in the past including two weddings on a single day.
My mom's side of the family has an usual coincidence.... twice, my sister and each of her siblings had a baby. So, there are three sets of cousins all the same age and every time we are together, someone takes a picture. This October, Jimmy, the one in the middle was getting married.  :)

Evan and I were able to attend the beautiful ceremony and spend some time saying hello to family.  Jimmy's bride was beautiful, the priest gave an amazing homily personally tailored to Jimmy and Meaghan, the bridesmaids dresses were a gorgeous shade of purple and their orange high heels added an awesome bit of spunk :)

After lingering for a bit after the ceremony, Evan and I had to hop in the car and head to another wedding's ceremony.  A friend of ours from high school was getting married and her ceremony was an amazing reunion of old friends!  Here are Evan and I with our friends Katie and Jay, both classmates of ours that were married a few years ago!

More former classmates recreating a photo you may recognize from other former classmates a few weeks ago!  Evan and I only had a chance to dance to one song; we were too busy catching up with old friends and many parents I hadn't seen since graduation.  It was so fun watching people react to seeing Evan and I together.... people that knew us as kids and are always willing to share funny stories of one of us or another :)

Myself with the two Rice girls :)  So happy to have been able to spend a little time with some of the people who really made Michigan my home and such a wonderful place to return to.  

“Coming back is the thing that enables you to see how all the dots in your life are connected, how one decision leads you another, how one twist of fate, good or bad, brings you to a door that later takes you to another door, which aided by several detours--long hallways and unforeseen stairwells--eventually puts you in the place you are now.” 
― Ann PatchettWhat now?

1 comment:

  1. HaHa - it wasn't your sister and her siblings, it was your mother and her siblings!. It was great that we could get Jimmy away for a minute to take this picture. Have always loved getting these updates.