Wednesday, April 2, 2008

march madness in texas! (part two)

i am still a bunny

in our last installment, we covered we are up to the time between that and lindsay and jake's big day, including the rehearsal (at which i got to meet jake's sister, amy b, jake's brother, aaron, and his wife, tracy, who are all awesome and who i am thrilled to now be related to!) and the rehearsal dinner. and it was possibly the world's largest rehearsal dinner--there must have been 100-120 people there! jake's family is extended, indeed. but for being such a large gathering it was surprisingly intimate--i know lindsay and jake loved it.

the speeches were great--dad gave one announcing the start of "best son-in-law contest" season, as until last weekend he had only had one son-in-law, so rich is nervous. gus gave a remarkable speech that was very, very sweet and surprisingly good (he is only eight, after all). and i got to sit with katie and barry at the rehearsal dinner, which was of course wonderful! i also got to get to know lindsay's maid of honor, amy e, who was a total pleasure to meet. and then we all--actually, mainly gus and sophie--danced to a sweet bluegrass band for as long as we could. we all enjoyed it immensely.

(look for part three tomorrow--the wedding!)

this is how gus spent pretty much every waking moment at the farm (when he wasn't watching cartoon network)

a trip to brenham isn't complete without visiting blue bell ice creamery!

sophie and her hero, daddy

gus and his hero, aunt lindsay

sophie and mommy at the rehearsal dinner (and sophie looks as i have never seen her look before--who is this child? she kinda resembles rosie perez from "do the right thing")

gus at the rehearsal dinner

buzz-cut barry and ashley at the rehearsal dinner

gus giving his speech to jake and lindsay

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