09 June 2006

Family Update (long overdue!)

I know it's been a while — a whole month, I guess — what can I say, it's been a busy spring!

The biggest thing by far to occur in the past month was my brother's wedding, on May 20th. It was a great day, part of a great weekend. The bride was lovely and the groom handsome — not least because they were both so obviously happy. The flower girl was pretty cute, too, I think you'll agree.

The bride and groom are off in Europe on their honeymoon now (flew into Munic, then on to various points in Italy — off course I'm jealous, but totally thrilled for them and eager to hear all about it *grin*).

(Click on any of the pictures to see a larger version.)

After the rehersal dinner there was a boat cruise on Portage Lake, which was great fun. Chris opted to stay home as we both agreed the kids (and there us) wouldn't benefit from being out late the night before the wedding — I managed to enjoy myself despite feeling guilty that he couldn't come, too.

Once all the wedding shenanigans were over, we drove over to Sault Ste. Marie for the rest of the week. In addition to having a generally nice time staying at my folks' house, we were able to enjoy some visits with Chris's family — Dad and Janet even watched the girls for us so that we could go on a date! Okay, it was just to Clyde's Drive-In for dinner, but stil, it was a date. Mom and I took Mairi on the boat trip through the Locks, which we all enjoyed.

On Friday we drove down to Traverse and spent the weekend with Chris's Mom. We did a little bit of shopping, and hung out with Amy and Willa at a playground, but mostly we just relaxed and enjoyed the company, which was nice.

While we were traveling, Nora continued to make progres towards walking and by the time we got to Jan's house in TC, she really had the hang of it. Since Mairi starts preschool next Tuesday (just two mornings a week), we now officially have a preschooler and a toddler! They sure are growing up fast...

On our return from the big trip, I did something I'd been threatening to do for a while: short haircuts for all three girls!

The next month or so will be a bit of a blur, as we have travels and visitors to look forward to, as well as adjusting to Mairi's preschool schedule. It should be a fun summer here — hope yours is too!

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