Jun 15

Wedding Weekend

I’m finally catching up on both my blogging and my blog reading after a busy weekend.  My brother-in-law, Ryan, and new sister-in-law, Marie got married over the weekend, so we were out of town for all of the festivities. 

When we got to the in-laws, we had a bit of time to kill.  So, I headed off to the ball diamond with my father-in-law and younger brother-in-law to hit some balls.  The last time that I swung a baseball bat was probably my high school senior party and before that was probably little league circa. 8th grade.  My lack of baseball skillz was made even more evident by Brad’s supernatural baseball talent (he recently mercy ruled a team by pitching a no hitter).  Needless to say, I was out-hit, out-fielded, and out-thrown by a 13 year old.  But I am OK with that because I can still smoke him on the bike (I hope).

After baseball, it was time for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. 

Jennie and the other bridesmaids and groomsmen practicing standing on the alter. 
This group needed all the practice they could get.

Dinner was at Buddy’s which I have mentioned before because it is the best pizza place in the world.  We gorged on pizza, salad and drinks.

Ryan and his friends/groomsmen.  I’ll be disc golfing with them later in the weekend.

After dinner, we headed over to one of the guy’s houses to hang out with the guys.  Sort of last night as a bachelor for Ryan.  Beer was drank, scotch was sipped, and stories were told.  Like the time that Ryan… oh wait, I probably shouldn’t repeat that.

Saturday morning came way too early, but I dragged myself out of bed to play some disc golf with the guys.  It was my first time playing disc golf and it was almost more of an embarrassment than baseball the previous day.  My first throw went about 15 yards before hitting a tree and dropping unceremoniously into some bushes.  Thankfully, I got the hang of it and it went a little better after that.  Other than getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, it was a fun time.  I even put a starter set of discs on my birthday wish list so I can practice.

After a quick lunch at Tubby’s subs (another first), it was time to get ready for the wedding.

The wedding started with a lovely ceremony followed by reception at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (so fancy, it deserves the extra “e”’s).  I’ll leave all the cutesy, flowery details up to my wife, so I’ll just leave you with the pictures.

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for an actual training-related post coming soon!

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  1. Onelittletrigirl

    I love the slide show!

    Wedding are so much fun!

  2. bro-in-law

    Yes you would definitely SMOKE me on the bike!

  3. Marcy Kotenko

    Wow! The slide show helped me relive the wonderful events of last weekend. The pictures of the beautiful people were exceptional as were the people in the photo’s.

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