Friday, September 09, 2005

Ithaca is Gorges!

It had to be said.

Justin and I went there over Labor Day weekend for a friend's wedding. It was the first time I'd been there when the weather was warm and beautiful. We were only able to spend a few days, but it was so fun just to hang out with his family and drive around town a bit. I'm finally getting used to the Schwab clan and genuinely enjoying all the activity. It also occurred to me (Justin found this amusing) that the reason he talks so quickly and changes subjects constantly is because that's what happens when you have ten people talking to each other at once.

Kate's wedding was fun, and unlike any other I'd ever attended. It was only the second outdoor wedding I'd ever been to (how weird is that? us boring old Christians, always getting married in churches). The officiant was one of their friends who said really kind and beautiful things about what a great couple they are. I don't know them very well, but that's obviously true. The reception was probably one of the most formal I've ever attended, but lots of fun. Can you believe I've never danced the hora at a wedding? True, until now. It does not take much skill besides staying on your feet and it's exhilerating.

Harris and Soren got some dancing in before the wedding, too.

The next day was Justin's birthday. His parents hosted a party for the family and two other couples from the law school that they've been friends with for 20 years (including the bride's parents). Great stories about their kids being hellions and Sandra Day O'Connor getting locked in the bathroom.

Justin in his natural habitat:

I love how little kids smile unnaturally when they know they're being photographed. It's weird but also very cute.