Although I’d been in Washington for a long time, I had to make a quick trip up because my oldest nephew’s dad was getting married!
Before the wedding though, my mom and I had Friday to spend together. I needed new running shoes so I convinced her to drive up to the flagship REI in Seattle so I could have a nice big selection (and still earn a dividend). We had a lovely time shopping together (and she insisted on buying me the dress I wore to the wedding) and then for lunch, I took her to a little spot that a dear friend had shown me a few years ago.
My mom and I both love oysters, especially raw. As we settled into our table, she pointed at a map on the wall and said, “Now I like that map.” I, the map obsessed daughter, laughed, because the map showed Pacific Northwest oyster growing locations.
Midway through our first dozen, Mom declared that we would be getting another. I basically spent the entire meal giggling at how excited she was.
The next morning, Mom had some errands to run so I asked her to drop me off at a trail and I got in some (humid) miles before the wedding.
Although, around the ceremony, it was really hot the wedding was really wonderful. I got lots of Andrew hugs:
They did such a good job of including the kids (all four of them!) including having my sister come up for their parent-kid dance to dance with Drew:
I hate garter tosses and bouquet tosses but watching Andrew and Junior giggle together as they waited was pretty adorable:
Since there was music, there was my family dancing. No one should ever expect differently:
Congratulations JJ and Destiny! I’m so happy to have you both (and your whole crew of munchkins) in my life.