Thursday, August 09, 2007

Wedding Weekend

Many of the people who read this blog were actually at this wedding, but it certainly deserves it's own post with some pictures. For those of you not there, the wedding was at the Lareau Farm Inn over in Vermont. For me it was more than a wedding, it was a reunion of people I have known as far back as the first grade. For those of you who know how old I am, that was a long time ago! Jessica and Joel I hadn't seen since the early 1990s!! Michael I hadn't seen since our sixth grade graduation!!!

First, Alex and Bobbi looking happy and relieved. Oh, and married. Don't they look married? I'm so happy for you both.

Kate and Steve looking awfully nice themselves...

And the reunited (if incomplete) Shrewsbury crowd, including from left to right:

Joel, me, Alex, Jess, and Michael.

The last time the five of us were in one place was in the sixth grade. Can you pick out who is who?

The whole weekend was really nice. Mark and I spent a few extra nights to celebrate our own anniversary, and many fine books and skeins of yarn were purchased. We managed to squeeze in a breakfast with Jessie and family before they headed out, and we met Steve and Kate for a great lunch in Burlington, and got to spend some time with them. Thanks to both of you for staying awake long enough to visit!

So, much fun was had by all, and I'm immeasurably glad that I was able to be a part of it. I did get a little melancholy driving home when we passed signs for the exit to Rutland. The six years I spent in Shrewsbury were some of the happiest I've had, and certainly the happiest of my childhood. I got a little sad thinking about the fact that these particular people will never be together in just this way again. People grow up and move on and have lives and stay in touch the best that they can, that's just the way it is. I'm just so glad I still have friends like all of you.


Alex said...

I'll email. But I had such a great time...not only was I married to my best friend, but I was surrounded by all my other best friends.
I felt very rich.

Alex said...

You know, I'm looking at the fall foliage in our 6th grade pictures...some people pay a lot of money to Olin Mills for a fake backdrop that looks the way our playground did.

Heather said...

I was a pretty nice setting, wasn't it? We were lucky in a lot of ways, even if we didn't think so all the time as kids. Would our lives really have been better if we had a bigger school or a gym or a different playground? I don't think so.

I'll email you, too.

Joan said...

I had no idea you were in VT! I would have waved on Rt 4 as you passed Rutland. I love Shrewsbury but I get lost whenever I go there-no street signs!! Why don't you come over and join my Knit Vermont webring? Link on my blog sidebar.

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