Thursday, December 22, 2011

Travelogue #2: Time travel

Friday morning while my MIL went to pick up Rick's sister's family from the airport, Rick, Brian and I set out to renew our acquaintance with a lovely walking path/nature trail along the canal less than a block from my MIL's house. It is a lovely respite from the surrounding city life, and I availed myself of it three of the four mornings we were there.

Friday night the whole family put on the singspiration/vespers at my MIL's church. A long-time friend of mine moved from the NW to AZ just this summer, so in my Christmas letter I had invited her to the program. They arrived late, so as soon as it ended I headed to the back to give the sound tech my cordless mic and meet up with my friends. There, standing beside the sound booth was another old friend - one I've seen only a handful of times since she was the matron of honor at our wedding! Unbeknownst to me, she and her husband had moved to the area in October - and were now members of the very church we were in. And then it hit me. The friend I had invited and the friend who surprised me were in my wedding party, along with Rick's sister. And we were all in one place again for the first time in 27 1/2 years! Of course we got a group photo:

More to come, from . . .


Anonymous said...

Love the picture of the far off Superstitious Mtns.

What a splendid coincidental gathering of all your brides maids! What fun that must have been.

Mary Ann said...

What serendipity, and you all look AMAZING!