Monday, April 25, 2011

Celebrating Life and Love

Day Whatever-the-heck-I'm-on... A picture of me celebrating.

Last weekend John and I traveled to San Antonio, Texas for Mariko's wedding. The weekend was amazing on several levels:

1) I got to see my best friend marry John's co-worker. We introduced them 5 years ago, but didn't think we had made a match. Turns out we were wrong. They just took FOREVER to finally tie the knot...
P.S. I'm 2 for 2 on the only matching-making I have ever purposefully done. Just in case anyone is looking to pay me to set them up... :-)

This picture is my favorite. Mariko is walking down the aisle. She and her father look so happy.
2) John and I got to travel without children. This is the first time I've been on a plane since before Rachel was born. Just thinking about flying with my kids terrifies me. They can't sit still at home. God only knows what horror they would inflict on passengers in a confined space. Rachel is perfectly capable of screaming for an hour straight on shopping trips. God help us when we actually take the plunge and fly with our children.
3) I finally got to visit San Antonio, home to Mariko and Karen. I have heard so much about the city through my friends. Mariko planned her wedding during Fiesta, so there was a ton of stuff to do. Unfortunately, we didn't have a lot of time, AND there were a ton of people. The ride from the airport to our hotel was crazy in and of itself. Either the cab driver had never driven downtown during Fiesta, or he was trying to run up the fare because what was supposed to be a $25 ride according to travel sites turned out to be $50. AND we had to walk to the hotel. But enough margaritas and roasted salsa makes everything rosy. That and businessmen with per diem who offer to pay your taxi fare. :-)

I got some great pictures of the wedding. Some of M's Georgetown buddies threw Fiesta confetti at her during the cocktail hour... She and John Lewis were married in a Spanish courtyard at the hotel. The weather was gorgeous, and with the parades and bands playing in the background, it was like the whole city was celebrating with us. Congratulations, M and Lewis!!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mariko! I bet it was a beautiful time for weather there, and how fun to see a bit of Fiesta!

Techteach said...

Thanks Jen. Great job!! If you have another friend as wonderful as Mariko, we have another "Lewis!" 3 for 3 would be amazing. Then I'd really owe you one. LOL Carol