Katherine and I have known each other since we were six years old! We met on the neighborhood swim team, which led to many a hot summer day spent running around bare foot at either of our parents’ houses. We both moved around with our families before resettling in Houston. At 14, we were finally going to the same school, high school none-the-less. We were inseparable, along with a couple other wonderful friends. And, excepting our busy grown-up lives, we all still are. So, we were thrilled to learn that she was marrying the Man of her dreams and, get this!, moving to Lebanon! Okay, we weren’t thrilled about the moving part. But, then again, we know they will love it and so it’s hard not to be happy for that reason. Plus, I hear Skype is a pretty cool invention. I’ll have to become savvy with it.
I think you can see they both have infectious smiles. You wouldn’t even know it from the photos, but it rained on us part way through our photo session. We kept going through a few of the sprinkles (the two photos above were during that time frame) and then Katherine’s Hubby said, “Saved by Mother Nature!”. I thought that was so cute and funny. I think it’s common not to love posing for the camera…I know I don’t!
Here is a glimpse at the actual ceremony, held earlier the same day, at the Justice of the Peace…The officiant was awesome, by the way! He was so personable and made it so special and joyful for us all.
The 9 of us then went to Brennan’s Restaurant for a truly lovely brunch in celebration of the Newly-Weds. This was my first time to go to Brennan’s (the original one, I’m told, is in New Orleans) and it won’t be the last! It is one of my new favorite restaurants. They even make their own pralines. Who doesn’t love handmade pralines?…I don’t have any formal statistics on the matter, but I’m pretty sure everyone loves ‘em. At least everyone at our party did!
Alright, look out…the food here was amazing! I’m getting hungry just posting the photos…And, oh yes, that is my giant chocolate cake (below). Why am I always attracted to the least healthy thing on the dessert menu? Well, I just love chocolate. Again, who doesn’t?
Above: Our last name is Foster and so my husband thought he should show Baby O up close how Banana Fosters are made. Wow, they are delicious. I’d never had them before. See those three smiley girls above? That’s me (in purple), Katherine, and our other longtime best bud! Fun times.
Congratulations again, to my dear friend and her wonderful husband!