04 June 2012
What a weekend! Family arrived Thursday evening - sadly, none of my side of the family could make it (grand-daughters graduating on that side the same weekend as wedding), but Cindi's family was out in force - only niece Dorothy and husband, Fr. Christopher, could not be with us. Friday I ran into the IC to do Chapel in the a.m. and then back home, cut grass, helped cook and then set up for the rehearsal dinner at the house (Cindi's sisters very kindly grilled the burgers for us). Place was packed for that, and it was such a joy visiting with folks. Saturday had just perfect weather for the wedding. Jenelle Wright was awesome on the viola, Carlo likewise on the organ (Gigue fugue, baby!), and Cindi and Melissa sounded like two angels singing the "Laudamus Te" from the Vivaldi Gloria. David dropping the ring was, of course, classic David. David and Meaghan had each chosen a hymn for the service. David selected: "O Holy Spirit, Enter In" and Meaghan "Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus." The singing was powerful, loud, joyous. Nothing like a room full of Lutherans making music!!! The joy continued at the reception. I'm always amazed that my children know how to dance - well, I guess I shouldn't be. Cindi is their mother. She can move - me, um, well, it's just rather comical. Sunday David and Meaghan flew out to Italy for a week - and since neither one of them has the first sense of direction, we're kind of hoping that we might see them someday again. Sunday naps were a must after church for the rest of us - and then a big meal together at our house. Dee taught us the secret to perfect sweet tater fries (oil not too hot and LOTS of it). This morning saw the Dillons off at 5 and the Quades at 6. It will be rather quiet without any young folk around the house.
Posted by William Weedon at 8:11 AM