BIRTHDAY to Grace!
CONGRATULATIONS to Stephan and Alice!
morning my family got together for brunch at Baker's Square. It was
a special gathering since it would be the last meal we have all together
this year. Aric, Ashlyn, and I are leaving to go back home, and Wil
& Tony are also leaving for Paris tomorrow.
My 9-year old niece, Marisa, spoke very sweetly and bluntly when she said "I hope no one dies next year." HAHAHAHA In general, we were all thankful and happy over the same things. Tony and Aric both gave very touching monologues...but the ass kicker was the powerful speech my dad gave...in which he paused several times to catch his breath. *sniff* After that, we enjoyed a beautiful brunch.
Pictures from brunch:
Aric, Ashlyn, Tony, Wil, Bett, and I rushed up to San Francisco for Steve and Alice's wedding. It was raining hard today...the traffic and lack of parking made us miss most of the ceremony. Heck, who am I kidding?...we missed the ceremony completely. By the time we arrived at the church, most of the guests were leaving, and the bride and groom were up front taking pictures. =/
There was a gap of time in between the ceremony and reception, so a bunch of us grabbed a quick snack at Golden Boy's Pizza in North Beach. We found shelter from the cold hard rain and enjoyed some of their famous garlic clam pizza! Mmmm!
The reception was held at New Asia Restaurant in Chinatown. It was a big reception...about 25 tables or so. Dinner began with a traditional lion-dance. The bride and groom changed into Chinese attire midway through dinner. And by the time they began the slide show, Aric, Ashlyn, Bett, and I had to leave. It was a little after 9pm (with an hour to get home). I needed to pack up our stuff for our long ride back tomorrow. It was really great seeing everyone at the wedding -J.C., John, Carlton, Virginia and lil' Matthew, Tally and Pete, and Kathy and her new swelling tummy (Congrats)! This will be our last wedding for 2002. I can't tell you how many weddings we attended this year....we went to 8 (out of 14) weddings in 2002! *whistle* Wow!
Pictures from tonight:
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