Michael introduced us to Julia with pride and happiness. Julia is a beautiful girl with kindness and graciousness to everyone. Watching Michael with Julia is like seeing a whole new man. He does things he has never done before - like opening car doors - and I like the man he is becoming. There is something about Julia that brings out the good in Michael.
Julia's dad is a very talented man. He built the house they lived in in Auberry, though now they live in Monterey where allergies won't affect Levi so much. Jeffrey and David hit it off and talked a lot that night. The Littles made us a scrumptious dinner with tons of vegetables and we talked and got to know different members of the family.
Matthew took a nine hour exam, wrote a paper, took his wife out on a date, then flew to Fresno to be with Michael on his important day. Matthew looked tired though he had a great smile for everyone. He planned on being there for Michael's wedding and then taking off right after the ceremony, writing another paper on the plane ride home and starting a new job on Monday morning. Whew! I'm so very thankful he made the effort to come.
Oops did I forget to say Susie was with us the entire time? She has always been a member of our family and hasn't missed a wedding. We were so lucky that she put us all up in hotel rooms and took care of the small details she knows from experience will happen.
It was so lovely getting to know the Little's and connecting with family again, a great evening. The next day we got up and met at the Cheesecake Factory for a wedding breakfast with the same group again - fun! I loved watching Nate interact with his son. Something expands in my heart when I watch my children tend their children.
|Levi on the left, Joshua, Julia, Michael, Simon, Matthew, Rebekah is hidden by her Mike, Nate, Susie|
Rachel and Andrew were at the counter with Trina, David, Jeffrey, and a friend.
|Susie took a picture and I took a picture. Good times with the Adams and Littles|
|Meeting up at the Cheesecake Factory|
|Andrew is manning the camera-|
Left side: Julia, Michael Jeffrey, David, Mike and Rebekah, Kelsi/Caleb, Nate
Coming back up on the right: Matthew, LA, Rachel, Susie, Trina, Levi, Joshua and Simon
|The guys except Nate who was helping his own guys get ready.|