Sorry that I haven’t been able to post these yet, we haven’t had any internet either at the house or at my work. THAT is a long story, most preferably told later:)
Last weekend, as many of you know, Jesse and I flew home to California to witness two of our best friends, Tim Bartel and Hope Rhodes, get married. As I mentioned previously, we had received free stand-by tickets from one of my piano students. It was a nice change to not pay anything to fly home!
Keith picked us up from the airport and after visiting his apt., he dropped us off at Biola so that we could pick up David’s car to borrow for the weekend. After that, we drove to Mitch and Trenna’s where I visited before driving to our consecutive bachelor and bachelorette parties. Jesse and the guys went to TAPS, and I went to Hope’s house for a “Fiesta” party. I have to admit- the best part was either the fried icecream, or seeing Hope stumble around in the backyard with a bat, blindfolded and looking for her pinata.
The next day, I tried valiently to get Hope to the nail salon, only to make her late for her own Rehearsal. After the Rehearsal, which was quick and painless, we went to the Rehearsal Dinner at an incredibly nice (and pricey!) restaurant called, “Cat in the Custard Cup.” I knew it was high end when the servers pushed my chair in and put my napkin on my lap, immediately offering me an $89 bottle of wine!
And then the next day was the wedding which was simple, but beautiful. Hope and Tim are the perfect example of how it doesn’t take a fancy wedding to have a good one. Everyone there could see how incredibly in love they were. It was probably better not to waste any money on anything superfluous- they probably wouldn’t have noticed!
Here are a few pictures. The rest can be found on my facebook.
Later one, Jesse and I met out families at the Elephant Bar. It was grand:)