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My Brother's Wedding, etc.

I have loads of news to tell!

This past weekend was my older brother Shawn's wedding. It was absolutely beautiful! We took a bunch of photos, most of which came out looking good.

Friday we left RI after Sarah's only class, and drove to Albany, NY to pick up my sister from her new apartment. Unfortunately, we didn't know where the apartment was and our directions were sketchy. It took us about an hour longer to find her than we anticipated, so we didn't spent long visiting. She hopped in the car and we took off for the chapel on Lake George, where the rehearsal was taking place.

We got there just in time, and the rehearsal went smoothly. I started meeting people from Shawn's fiancée Meg's families, many of whose names I would forget rather rapidly. However, during the rehearsal dinner afterwards it became quite apparent that the four families gathered there were very compatible. We all got along quite well.

Saturday, the weather was absolutely gorgeous: sunny and warm, but not so hot that wearing my brand-new suit would be uncomfortable. I got to the chapel an hour early, got a boutonnière pinned to my lapel, and had a bunch of pre-ceremony photos taken. By the time the ceremony started, the little chapel was full of family and friends.

The ceremony was beautiful and went quickly. (When Sarah and I got married, the priest droned on for fifteen or twenty minutes just blabbering. Groan.) I managed to hand the minister the rings without dropping them, even though my hands shook a bit. Everything went smoothly, and I had a new sister-in-law before I knew it!

The rest of the day was a breeze. Lots of good food, good music, waterskiing on the lake, talking and joking with new friends, and singing around the campfire. My aunt Lisa and I were amused at seeing how the musical backgrounds of the different families intersected, since Meg and her families are from Wisconsin. Most of them are good singers!

We came home Sunday morning, and spent most of yesterday just relaxing.

This morning I had a dermatologist appointment, to have my moles looked at. Both of my parents have had moles removed, and one of my uncles passed away a few years ago due to melanoma, so I'm trying to be proactive. The doctor took a sample of the only mole on my back that he thought warranted attention, so I've got four stitches now. Hopefully the biopsy will turn out okay! He didn't seem worried, though.

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squishings
Sep. 8th, 2003 09:12 am (UTC)
I'm glad your brother's wedding went smoothly. I was worried that you'd report back with a horror story of how everything went wrong. Luckily, you all survived. Yay!
Nice piccies too, btw. :) You look niiiiiiice in your suit. ;)

Goodluck with the biopsy too. *nod*

*Deb
rfreebern
Sep. 8th, 2003 10:02 am (UTC)
Thanks, Deb. :) I really like that suit. Now I need more ties, and red suspenders, and a bow-tie. And some more colourful shirts. Then I will be a snazzy dresser!
popeyechicken
Sep. 9th, 2003 05:35 am (UTC)
Cool.

(What's your little bro's name? I forget)
rfreebern
Sep. 9th, 2003 06:16 am (UTC)
Patrick. He's turning 13 in December! Yow!
popeyechicken
Sep. 9th, 2003 06:40 am (UTC)
Oh yea that's right. I remember Patrick. He made laugh a lot.

It's always weird when siblings (or any kid) you've only known as little become teenagers.
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