The Royal wedding

July 10, 2012

As you must know by now, the first-born son is getting married on Saturday!!!  My daughter-in-law to be is a Princess, so this is our official Royal wedding.  My son is a hard-working fire fighter and a Prince of a son, except when he squirts his mother with the garden hose like he did two days ago.  We are however, so very blessed by these two!!

The wedding is at Whitworth University Spokane, Washington, the Presbyterian school where the two met.  None of the family members live in Spokane, so air plane tickets have been purchased, routes planned, the bags are being packed and soon the hotels will be filling up.  The father of the bride’s brothers David and John as well as my brothers David and John are on their way, to say nothing of the host of others who will bless our time together!

The Uncle Johns have never met or even met the other family, yet both have similar characteristics.  My brother John built a wooden sail boat in our back yard in high school, built a beautiful teak mirror for me and is making his way to the wedding on a Ducati motorcycle 1473 miles (one way) from San Diego, CA for the wedding.  Having thought it thorough, he’s mailed his suit and shoes for the wedding ahead of him.  I just hope he’s still able to walk!

The bride’s Uncle John does wood working as well, and set out a week or so ago on a 3500 mile camping trip, pulling his scamp trailer with canoe on top, I believe he builds kayaks as well, but as I haven’t actually met him yet, so I could be quite wrong.  The Uncle Johns clearly differ on the use of technology with one not even owning a cell phone and the other with a wonderful blog of his adventures called  The Uncle Johns take the cake on their travel plans for this one.

With a wedding cake to bake (Pat), rehearsal dinner items to finish off (me) and two more kids to gather from the air port, you’d think we’d be doing just wedding tasks, but no.  There’s a little filly that has caught Pat’s eye, and yes I do mean a horse!  Dolly is lonely and as she is a herd animal it is not fair to leave her alone, so it is a good thing we have a large pasture and perhaps more patience than sense.

  • Diane Brown

    What an exciting time! So glad you will gather and celebrate with so many family members! I wait with anticipation to see pictures of the mother of the groom in her beautiful dress and hat! I am delighted that others will be adorned in hats, also. Love you bunches!!!

  • Kathleen

    Many blessings on the upcoming merger of two lovely families. The marriage of two people is such a hopeful event and brings such joy. God bless the bride and groom, the parents and family. And prayers that the Uncle John’s have a marvelous experience in their travels and arrive on time. Much love to you guys for this weekend.

  • Sheena

    Have fun and ‘Good Luck’!

  • Can’t wait to meet the other Uncle John! We’re in Glacier, headed your way.

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