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Wedding Fun


Sunday, September 29, 2013


My youngest son, Chris, was best man at his good friend Travis's wedding last night. Chris had worried and stressed about the event all summer, not knowing if he would be able to get off work on a weekend (he's a railroad engineer) without getting into trouble. Finally about two weeks ago he talked to a guy who is in charge of vacations at the RR, and took his second floating week of vacation this last week, to ensure he would be off work. After that, he seemed to relax and enjoy himself.

We are not close friends with Travis's family. In fact I think I only met them once when they hosted a high school graduation party for the boys at their house. That was almost 10 years ago now. Time flies.....

But as the Best Man's parents, and of course we know Travis quite well, we were invited to the wedding. We hardly knew anyone else there, except for another couple who are close family friends (but closer to my boys' age), but it was a nice event, and we enjoyed seeing Chris get to "cut loose" for a change and have some fun. He has worked so hard the entire summer (the RR's busy season), and even on his time off, does not drink, because they do tests all the time for alcohol, drugs, etc. So last night he got to party, since he won't go back to work until sometime Monday. We are so proud of all our sons, and this youngest one is a special person. I hope he meets a young woman soon who will recognize all his fine qualities! I say that with mixed emotions, however. Since Chris still lives at home, he is a HUGE help to both of us, and I know that will be needed even more as Du's illness progresses. I thank God that Chris has remained at home all these years since high school, and if he does marry, or get involved with someone, I plan to offer them the basement (where his bedroom is), as their apartment, at least for a while. Do you think they'll go for that???

His two older brothers were in no hurry to move out of our home either. They both moved out with friends into apartments for short periods of time after high school, but never stayed gone from home for long. We always welcomed them back, although when they moved back home, they were responsible for doing their own laundry!!! Both of them finally bought their own homes when they were each 27 (five years apart), and moved out for good. Chris is 27 now, so I know he won't be here with us forever. But I'm sure not anxious for him to move out.

The drinks and food were served at a bar, clear on the other side of the room from where we sat. Of course the tables were close together and it was difficult to get through. I remember at my sons' weddings, how much trouble I had getting through the close-set tables to greet friends and family members. It was so frustrating. Last night, I could squeeze through a tight spot on my way to get a diet soda, etc., with confidence, knowing that if I DID bump into someone or something, it wouldn't be because of my morbid obesity. I knew people wouldn't be laughing at me as I stumbled through the tight spots. Confidence is a wonderful thing!


The only other guests at the wedding, that we knew. They are a wonderful family with baby #2 on the way!!


The Best Man (Chris) with Du & I.


The Bride & Groom


The Groom & His Best Man!
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CLPURNELL 9/30/2013 10:17PM

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DOODIE59 9/30/2013 7:21PM

    Doesn't everyone look great when they dress up!! Glad you had fun.
Deirdre

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VONBLACKBIRD 9/30/2013 4:35PM

    what a lovely family!!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 9/30/2013 10:52AM

    Looks like a great wedding! Always interesting going to a wedding where the only people you know are going to be busy the whole time. Glad we both got through it okay!

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KAYYVAUGHN 9/30/2013 6:39AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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KERRYG155 9/29/2013 9:32PM

    It looks like everyone had a good time. I'm really glad your son got that week off so he was able to enjoy himself, too!

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BEBOP4ME 9/29/2013 4:51PM

    Since he hasn't met a special someone yet, I don't think you have to worry about it for a while. Nice photos!

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/29/2013 1:55PM

    Since you asked: I wouldn't think of offering him the basement to live in if and when he gets married. If it occurs, every newly wed needs their own space and not mom's. Hopefully your son won't feel obligated to stay instead of starting his own new adventure.

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SNOWYOGA 9/29/2013 1:11PM

    This was great and loved the pictures! You looked great emoticon

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LJCANNON 9/29/2013 12:50PM

    emoticon Confidence is the most Important Thing we can wear, and it is often The Most Difficult Thing to get On!!
emoticon It looks like a Beautiful time was had by all!!

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MSLZZY 9/29/2013 12:48PM

    Great pictures and great memories! Chris should be able to find someone who compliments him well.

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DIANNEMT 9/29/2013 12:33PM

    Lovely photos and SO GLAD you felt confident! You look LOVELY!

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