Sunday, July 15, 2007

Busy Weekend

Saturday I met Trac, Sue, Shannon and Chris bright and early for our weekly Saturday run. Trac, Sue and I ran 5 miles. Ugh. The first 3 we stayed at 11 minute mile pace, but for a .25 of it Trac wanted to run my pace. So for .25 we did about a 10:15 mile. Between mile 3 and 4 we slowed down to a 12 minute mile and then kicked it back up for the last mile. It was hard, but we are getting there. The goal is to get to 7 miles before September's 10K.
After the run Trac and I trucked it out of there to get ready for 'the ceremony.' Bill and I were renewing our vows at 11 a.m. Trac was a nervous wreck, Jen was a nervous wreck and Bill was a nervous wreck!. Why everyone was nervous I have no idea! I told Bill not worry because I was a sure thing.

We arrive at the church and the first thing we see is Danny Boy, Father John's Irish Setter. He was sitting outside on the lawn watching the world go by and waiting for Father John. We love Father John and Danny Boy. Father sets you right at ease and is funny as hell! He certainly doesn't have a filter and has a great sense of humor.

Trac, Andrew and Jen arrive and we all gather in the chapel. The best part we all sat. Even Father. It was great!!! No standing, just sitting, Bill and I holding hands with Father sitting in front of us. Perfect. Father John did a few readings and just had us cracking up because in between he would go off in these tangents. One was about how he was so embrassed when he took Danny over to a friends house and they had a female lab that Danny was very taken with, if you know what I mean. It was hysterical. Just to give you an idea of how much Father loves to talk we were there for an hour. But it only felt like a few minutes. With all the stories and smiles it was a perfect way to celebrate by having such loving wonderful friends around. Bill and I felt truly blessed.

You will see that Father John is holding a cupcake. Trac made the most unbelieveable display of cupcakes for our 'wedding' She put them our her grandmother's cake stand that was used during her wedding in 1926. All of us lived in fear that someone would drop it! What you are looking at ladies and gentleman is sheer artistry! On this tray we have, Tiramisu, S'Mores and Cappucinno w/espresso creme. Heaven my friends right there on a cake stand.


bazu said...

Those cupcakes are a work of art, truly! And I love Danny Boy- so cute!

runswithdog said...

Is it acceptable to say a priest is as funny as hell? LOL

Anyways, it was a marvelous day and occasion :-) We were honored to be included. Congrats.

Vivacious Vegan said...

Oh Bridget, what a lovely ceremony. Congratulations on 10 years. The two of you look so happy - but then again, how could you not with cupcakes like that on the horizon.

All my tomorrows said...

How beautiful. Your dress is sooooo pretty!

A priest with a cupcake in his hand...LOL!