This is the happily married couple but they will have a catholic wedding here in Chicago as the photo says. These photos were done during their Chinese wedding where she wore 3 different dresses for 3 different parts of the ceremony.
We went apple picking while the kids were home from Beijing. What an event.....our new daughter in law is amazed by all the land that is available to walk on and where we went apple picking was very nice (battery ran out on the camera....errgghh!! so no shots of THAT!). But anytime you can get a son to peel apples is a good time to make pies!
This is the bride's family...on her dad's side. We had a wonderful dinner with them--even thought they don't speak English and we don't speak Chinese.....The bride and groom speak both and were exhausted at the end of this event from doing much translating!
The bride and groom and the best man and maid of honor meeting the groom's parents...Yes, we did "stick out" in China. Notice the guys in the back of us.....they did that all evening....I felt like a movie star must.....and we had a fabulous dinner. Chinese meals are served in the round on a lazy susan and I LOVED that....just had to be quick with the chop sticks as it came by you!!
Gregory, our oldest son, got married in June this summer, 2010. Aunt Olivia has been like his second mother since he moved to Beijing. They first met when Gregory was her ring bearer when Olivia married my husband's brother, Mike. She has been wonderful and Gregory has been blessed to have Uncle Mike and Aunt Olivia close to him since they live in China (really---as far from LA to Chicago but close none the less!!!). Thank you Olivia for all you have done for Gregory and for me...you are the best sister in law one could have...and YES...I KNOW we are not REALLY related as we married brothers....but in our hearts we are sisters...love you Olivia!!!
Uncle Ed says that the people he works with thinks he is "freakin" tall....well...he wanted to prove that he really isn't. His older brother has that title as well as one of his nephews. This is for you Ed so you can show everyone the truth of the height thingy!
It is a very busy year for us! Greg has chosen Rainey to be his wife....wedding to be in October 2010 we hope! (Depends on how the visa works out.) We are so happy to have her in our family....I feel sure she will be overwhelmed by the amount of family Gregory has! but she sure will be loved by a lot of people! This is their "marriage photo" for the "marriage license" they had to pick up in Beijing. I am not sure what all that means other than they will be getting married!