Better late than never!

August 23, 2009

Saturday, August 15th

Believe it, or not, we had two weddings to attend last Saturday.  Our friends, Tiff and Rich, got married in the morning, and our friends, Luke and Christie, got married in the evening.  Tiff and Rich’s wedding was beautiful (as a “manly man” am I allowed to say that?), and their reception was a lot of fun.  We had a lot of friends there, and we all enjoyed the signature drinks (well Kerry did anyway) and delicious food at the clubhouse.  Kerry was very impressed with the cake, too – we always joke that we only go to weddings so that my wife can get her wedding cake, her most favorite thing ever.  We were really sad that we had to leave the reception early to make it to Luke and Christie’s reception (we couldn’t make the wedding) in Boulder, but it was easier that two other couples at the first wedding also had to leave.

Luke and Christie’s reception was a blast!  We got to see our good friend, Sean, and meet his girlfriend (finally), Sara – and I got to see Sean’s mom for the first time in about 8 years.  The last time I really talked with her was the night before I bought Kerry’s engagement ring.  That night, I was with some friends at Sean’s parents house and both Sean and Joe offered to help me pay off the rest of the ring (so I could have it earlier than planned to propose in California).  Rambling on sorry.  She is the sweetest lady, and we had a great time catching up.  We hung out through the dinner, the cake cutting and the speeches.  Luke’s dad was funny, he had 3 pages to go through that went from comical to fatherly and everything in between.  We had a blast talking with friends and Kerry even got out and danced – I have video but I think I will hold on to it as blackmail.

On our way back from Boulder we decided to stop by Rich’s parents’ house, where they were having an after-party.  It was nice to hang with our newly-married friends without the hoopla of a reception, and a great way to wind down from our very full day.  When we were leaving, someone asked where boys were, and Kerry responded, “oh we just left them in the closet”.  Rich’s dad almost chocked to death laughing – he had just taken a drink of water, beer, or whatever it was he was drinking, and spit it all over the sink.  We all had a good laugh for a few minutes while he recovered.  And BTW, they boys were not in a closet, they were still at my parents’ house (thanks to my mom and dad for watching our little guys), which is were we went next to hit the hay.

Two weddings in one day is not recommended for a few reasons.  

1.  You have to leave one to go to the other and risk missing portions of one or both like us.  

2.  Two fabulous wedding meals in one day sounds great, but you are almost too full from the first one to truly enjoy the second.  

3.  You feel horrible for missing parts of each wedding, and the fact that you were so focused on both weddings that you didn’t get to put all of you attention on the one you were at.  

That said, we would not have missed either one for anything in the world, but it just stunk that they both had to be the same day.  At least we got to attend them both, considering how we felt two days earlier.

The beautiful bride and groom

The beautiful bride and groom - congrats Tiff and Rich!

Jeff and I all dressed up

Kerry and I all dressed up

(Our best man) Josh, Peyton, Kerry, and I

(Our best man) Josh, Peyton, Kerry, and I

Don't they look great together?  Congrats, Luke and Christie!!!

Don't they look great together? Congrats, Luke and Christie!!!

The "Dogg Pound"

The "Dogg Pound"

Sunday, August 16th

Sunday we got home from my folks’ house and got ready so that we could meet up with Sean, Sara, Ryan, and Melissa (and Dylan) at DIA (since Sean and Sara were flying back to Charlotte and were already running a bit late).  Kerry, I, and our boys got there with enough time for Sean and Sara to spend a good amount of time with the boys before they had to run.  It was awesome to get to introduce Max and Wes to Sean since he had a special role our lives (read above how he helped me out on the engagement ring).  Kerry and I had also not met Ryan and Melissa’s little boy, Dylan, yet.  Kerry and Melissa were both due on April 26th, but Dylan was born early too, so the preemies all got to hang together – it was so cute! 

On our way back home from DIA, we stopped at Ted’s Montana Grill for dinner.  While we were waiting for our food, Wes was having fun making cute little baby noises and a lady in the booth next to us “shooshed” us, or so we thought.  It could have been anything, but it definitely sounded like a shoosh and it definitely sounded like it came from her booth.  Who “shooshes” a baby making cute noises?!?  Then, after we had finished eating, the boys were starting to get restless, so we got a dessert to go and started heading towards the front door.  A new set of people were being seated in the exact booth as the Shoosh Lady, and one of them made a comment about how close to the kitchen they were and “oh great, two babies too…oh good, they’re leaving”.  Kerry didn’t hear them say that, and I didn’t tell her until we were outside (and they were safe from the wrath of my wife), but I was really annoyed by their comments.  I mean, what are we supposed to do – stay home and never get to enjoy a dinner out with our entire family?!?!  Grrrrr.

Ryan (with Wes), me (with Dylan), and Sean (with Max)

Ryan (with Wes), me (with Dylan), and Sean (with Max)

Sean was really brave and held all three boys

Sean was really brave and held all three boys

A few days before we finally got the boys in their Bobcats gear that uncle Sean got them shortly after they were born

A few days before we finally got the boys in their Bobcats gear that uncle Sean got them shortly after they were born

Dylan making a silly face

Dylan making a silly face

And some miscellaneous photos from the last week, or so…

Wes fed himself the whole bottle for the first time at Grandma and Grandpa's last weekend!

Wes fed himself the whole bottle for the first time at Grandma and Grandpa's last weekend!

Wes looking a bit like Dr. Evil (Austin Powers) in their new exersaucer

Wes looking a bit like Dr. Evil (Austin Powers) in their new exersaucer

Max was concentrating very hard on spinning that ball!

Max was concentrating very hard on spinning that ball!

A picture of our first little boy, just so you know we still love him

A picture of our first little boy, just so you know we still love him

Max was so pooped from the weekend that he didn't even make it through his Sunday night feeding

Max was so pooped from the weekend that he didn't even make it through his Sunday night feeding

Jeff

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3 Responses to “Better late than never!”

  1. Ondrea said

    wow – crazy busy weekend!!! the 3 boys together is so cute!
    and that “shush” woman? screw her. baby noises are the best.thing.ever! don’t let that stop you guys from going out (not that it would)

  2. Meghan said

    Max and Dylan look like they could be twins holy cow i had to do a double take! so cute i love watching your boys grow 🙂

  3. Ryan said

    Great photos and recap of a BUSY day. It was great to meet your boys and see how big they are becoming. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

    Ryan (aka Dylan’s dad)

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