Tuesday, October 7, 2008

home?

Bobby and I headed to Northern California for a quick weekend trip. I haven't been to Chico for 5 years. It is a little hard to believe it has been that long since I've been "home." And realized, it hardly feels like home anymore.

But the weekend was jam packed with family.

We flew in Friday in time to help with some wedding prep (aka fruit chopping...) and the rehearsal.

Sunny California turned a little rainy. The rehearsal was a bit muddy, and my brothers, naturally, plenty goofy (kinda makes you wonder how they could have possibly dropped the ring during the ceremony!

But the wedding turned out perfect. We gambled for moving the chairs outside a hour before the wedding. And the clouds threatened to dampen the spirits, but then the umbrellas were a bit fun as well.. and the sun came out just in time for the bride and groom.
Jared probably would have gone for a wedding in shorts and a t-shirt, but the bride, as she should, won. Jared looked great in his tux. Personally I think the converse look pretty dang good with the tux.
Then a party, complete with a toast only Geoff could make. And here is a view of what Bobby does when he doesn't know many people at the party. Who knew such entertainment could come from the napkin decorations?

It was a fun long day, and Jared looked very happy. The last of the Hall's is married. I guess we are all growing up and better start acting like it! I think acting like kids runs in the family...

While we were in Chico, I got to drive by my old house, and suddenly the street seemed shorter and everything smaller. It was like my home from a lifetime ago. But while we were in town we got to eat at Burger Hut and Bobby's first experience eating at a real, off the side of the road Taco Wagon (which he loved after much skepticism)

To top the weekend off we even got to rush up to Placerville and see the Porter clan! Mom and Dad came down from Oregon and we got to laugh with Dave and Erin, and enjoy delicious brunch with Jeanie and Scott. Good times, great weekend, and busy enough that at least my body let me wait until we were on our way to the airport before it shut down and came down with a fever... Apparently it had had enough fun for the weekend!



4 comments:

Frankman's said...

wow! that was jam packed weekend!!! you guys are amazing :-)

Kristin said...

great pictures!!! I'm still getting there...

The Boulant Family said...

I love seeing pics of your family! Looks like Jared and his wife are so happy! Please tell them congrats! ;)

Annalisa said...

yes it was a weekend full of great memories!