Monday, December 21, 2015

Visiting Superheros, A Joining, And Holiday Get Togethers

This past weekend was a whirlwind of activity from start to finish.  I think it will take me a few days to recover.

It started on Friday when the Wife's family congregated in Omaha in preparation for a family wedding.  Friday night we hosted people who had traveled from out of town a day before the wedding.  This meant that our house was full of the laughter (and roars) of seven children, all under the age of five.   Beside the running around the house, and away from Iago, this also included me, lying on the basement floor, acting like the bad guy, while four girls superheros jumped on me.  It was awesome fun.

Saturday was the wedding.  A lazy morning transitioned into the Wife's Niece's beautiful wedding ceremony.   It went without any apparent flaws and was enjoyed by all.

Congratulations Carissa and Gabe!

After the wedding some congregated again at our place once for snacks and conversation ... and playing ... lots of playing.

Saturday evening was the reception where good food was had, even better cake, and a lot of teary eyed speeches.  People were in good spirits ... and a few were full of good spirits ... and fun was had by all.

Sunday was another late start followed by the Wife's family Christmas.  Gifts were exchanged and and Christmas, Birthday, and Anniversary money was handed out to all.  My share of the generous gift will be used to pay for Scuba certification classes next year.

Thank you to the Mother and Father in Law

Now it's Monday night and I feel a bit crappy - one part exhaustion and three parts cookies, candy, and cake.  It didn't help that I went Christmas shopping this afternoon ... though the Wife makes it easy for me.  It still may take a day or two, including going to see the new Star Wars movie,  to recover fully before we go to my Mom's place on Christmas Eve.  I'm a bit in awe as the Wife has been ten times busier than I have been - I don't know how she does it.

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