Sunday, October 4, 2009

Party, party, party

My brother Carl has long wanted to have a wedding of his own. Now you have to understand that once Carl sets his mind to something, he does not let it go. He will obsess to the end of time about it. Can anyone say Star Trek? Those that know my family know that know that we are all Trekkies by default. I have seen every single Star Trek episode, original and next generation, every movie. I'm even know to make anologies that no one else gets about it from time to time. Needless to say about 5 years ago when my sisters first got married, Carl got it in his head that he wanted to get married too. Since then he has accumulated an endless array of wedding magazines and binders full of cutouts of plans for his wedding. Its not uncommon for him to come up to me, binder open to some flowers and a dress, announcing that I'm going to be his flower girl. Since Carl will never have the opportunity to get married himself, my parents decided to throw him a huge 30th birthday party, wedding style. They rented a hall, hired a caterer and photographer, and bought Carl a new suit. We even hired him a limo to pick up all of his friends and drive him there. Here's Carl and two of his buddies. The kid on the left, Mike, has been his best friend since they were small. Notice the Spock cutout in the back. Evan's (Chrissy's new husband) gift to Carl. It got the place of honor on the stage.

Greg and Connor helping themselves to the cake. There always seems to be mysterious finger tracks in the frosting. Last year when my brother Tim got married, Greg made a grab for the cake and left three telltale finger tracks in the cake, before it was cut. We rotated it before anyone noticed.

Hailey and "her Scotty". My kids love their uncle Scott. If my sister shows up without out him they just want to know where Scott is.

Hailey and my sisters.

A few pictures from the end of summer. This is Greg with his best buddy David. We are so lucky to have such good friends next door. I have a great walking partner and these two little guys are inseperable. I wish I could say the same for Con and David's little sister Lucy. They show their affection by biting.

Dave and Connor at the Finch Arboretum. You can't tell but they climbed a tree and are sitting on a brach.

Greggers Buzz Lightyear costume. He saw it at Costco and of course being the softie I am, I drove to two Costcos to find the right size and fork over 20 bucks for it. But he's just so darned cute.