Monday, January 26, 2015

Wedding Weekend

On Saturday in January 2015, our friends Adam and Jessica were married at the same wedding venue where we wed on a Saturday in May 2006: The Barr Mansion.

It was thrilling to walk the grounds, dance in the ballroom, and be present at the place where we first publicly voiced among family and close friends our love and devotion to each other.  In some ways 2006 isn't that long ago - but in other ways it seems like a long time ago.  My grandmother, my almost grandmother Glenda, Great Aunt Patricia and Great Uncle Bob were alive at that time - they were part of that moment.  Our nieces, Presley and Paxten, and nephews, Henry and Owen, were yet to be born at that time - they weren't part of that moment.

It's funny how life happens.  Slowly at times, but mostly it happens in a hurried rush.  We're born.  We live.  We die.  Our family and friends carry our memories for a generation or two, and then poof! No one is alive on earth that ever knew us.   I find that to be a fascinating concept.

Life is very short if you think about it.  You have to make the most of the time you are given.  We tried to make the most of our time while we're alive and well and happy- at a reunion wedding of sorts.

This weekend we stayed in the same hotel we stayed at when we got married.  It's been renamed and remodeled, but it was the same place our family camped out in for our wedding weekend in 2006.

We woke up early on Saturday for Juan And A Million's Don Juan breakfast tacos (with three extra tortillas).  We power walked around Lady Bird Lake (my belly was too full to run).  We toured South Congress Ave.  We drove by the rent house where we first met at a house party.  We ate Amy's ice cream (Mexican vanilla with strawberries for me, and Mexican vanilla and cookie dough for him).  And then we went to Adam and Jessica's wedding- we enjoyed the new wedding and thought about the old wedding.

It was a very lovely Saturday.  Rarely do my husband and I get to spend a focused-on-each-other 24 hours together.  I loved it.  We should do this more often.

I hope you're making the most of your time while you're alive and well and happy.  If you're not making the most of your time, then you can change that, right?  Go.

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