This weekend was a whirlwind. Here's the rundown. (I'm able to post today because I'm procrastinating packing for my next trip, which I leave for at 4am tomorrow morning.)
Matt and I flew up to Cleveland Saturday morning, spent time with my grandparents, caught an Indians game (and caught up with one of my fellow All Star teachers in the process), and popped by Meredith and Chris's rehearsal dinner.
|Grandma made my favorite pie!|
|The pie has a meringue crust, lemon custard/mousse filling, and is topped with homemade whipped cream!|
|Me and Jacqui, the Indians' All Star Teacher!|
|At the rehearsal dinner, we saw the protests against the not guilty verdict at Brelo's trial. They were peaceful when we saw them, and I was really moved. If you're not familiar with the case, I recommend reading up on it.|
Sunday we relaxed in the morning and took our time getting ready for the wedding. The ceremony and reception were held at the Tudor Arms Hotel, a huge, gorgeous old hotel in downtown Cleveland. I really don't cry at weddings, but this one got me.
|Reciting the vows.|
|Pure joy!! Mere told me she brought a picture of my dress when she went shopping for hers; what a compliment! And hers was gorgeous!|
Meredith and I went to school "together" for years, but she's a year younger than me; her friends from our school district were acquaintances to me, and I wondered if it would be weird to see them. It was actually pretty nice to catch up with familiar faces.
|They provided yarmulkes embossed with the date of the wedding. Matt looked really good in his!|
|Waiting for dinner!|
One of the best parts of the wedding was the MOH's speech. She talked about Meredith and Chris's love and support for one another, but what touched me most was when she recalled that she and Meredith weren't easy friends, although they're sisters. They, as she put it, "built" their friendship, and that's made her more grateful for it. I remember Jacqueline as a kid, and the entire speech was so honest and heart-felt...It was just perfect.
|With the gorgeous bride!|
|Doesn't he clean up nicely?!|
We flew out early Monday but didn't get home until after 7pm. I love how cuddly Archie is after a few days alone. I barely unpacked because I fly out again Wednesday. Washington, DC with 80 14-year-olds? I hope they're ready for us! (Obviously radio silence will resume while I'm on the trip. I really miss having a normal schedule!)
What's your favorite part about weddings?
When's the last time you flew?