Cat also has pictures.
My brother got married this September so a good deal of the family headed out to Texas to see the festivities…and drink…cause we have just a long splay of Mormon weddings…which are dry and generally uncomfortable if we we’re allowed to mix with the ward folks.
Due to my mother believing that a quick drive across country would be my undoing…she paid for air fare. So Aia and I packed up and headed to DIA.
The flight was nice. We had the burliest, most undressed male flight attendant ever…who was also very cool. Oddly enough he was also the attendant on the flight Las Vegas. So far, that’s the only time, I’d ever seen a flight attendant twice.
Now I will be sending this pictures and more to my brother and sister in law. So don’t fret…I’m slower on medication. But I don’t drool.
My mother rented a house in Frisco, Texas. Her control freakiness knows no bounds as she could barely contain herself at not being in control of her son’s wedding. That put me in ignore mode. But otherwise she was mostly civil.
The first night we chilled at the house and played my sister’s new Wii…to which I am more addicted. Drove my mother nuts.
The next day my Grandmother, aunts, uncle and cousin came in. It was good to see them as we took the hotel pool hostage. Even the cousin said as she came in she thought of the pool, looked over, and there we were of course. We Nortons are water hounds.
Unfortunately I chose to ride back with my brother in law. We’ll just say I now know my way around the whole north Dallas area. I took pictures.
But we survived. So we headed to the bar where the reception dinner was to be. That was fun…though the waitress did not have the mental capacity to deal with a group that went down one side of the building then half the other.
My aunt the camera guru getting a camera ready.
Grandma and Dad.
My cousin and her boyfriend.
My brother and sister in law. I had a hard time getting her to face the camera.
The next day was the wedding. The kids were just a little cranky but held up well. It rained so we had an emergency reconvene inside.
So instead of the wedding being outback…
They did pictures before the wedding.
My brother learned to make salsa with his wife’s grandma. It’s yummy (I still have some)…
I should have grabbed more.
The porch was nice as we shuttle between there and the inside.
They took lots of pictures. Course it was actually good they took them in the rain…when the sun came out we couldn’t breathe.
So back inside we ran.
The reception was also going to be held there. The two cakes were really good. I found the grandmothers sending my daughter in to steal strawberrys for them.
Then there were more pictures.
This is my dad’s side.
The wedding got under way. We were under orders not to use flash.
The program was nice and had a nice NA blessing in the back. My aunt sat on the other side. I have no idea who the lady is…but she has an interesting face.
It was a simple fall theme.
My grandfather absconded with these.
My brother getting ready.
This is where my Sister in law got ready.
So I took pictures of the punch bowl.
They had some nifty pictures.
We signed the book. Aia carried around her new friend from my grandmother.
More pictures…the nephew had it harder than my daughter. His Auntie Shell drove him nuts.
My mom and grandfather.
The we got to the wedding…and I discovered zoom on my camera!
Still working on aperture and focus.
We did the kind of reception line: Here’s that lady again.
The other one is my other grandmother.
And my aunt waiting.
The kids began the face feeding.
The flowers went. Some one asked me to go down…and I did not.
The money shot.
He didn’t really catch it…but he wasn’t letting it go.
Back inside for cake and sandwiches.
The photographer prepared everything.
Then we all forgot the flash rule.
Don’t get your hopes up…it’s apple juice.
So then the dance started.
So did my zoom again.
My daughter was much happier in the afternoon.
My cousin and my brother.
Then they all got in the cars.
And we went to a place called the Londoner. Great pub…the owner was nice.
This a street in McKinney…more small townish than Frisco…which could have been in Denver or Kansas city.
That night we went to another bar that my brother frequents. They had great curry. We stayed out late.
The next day I visited with family and saw my brother’s house, dogs and cat.
We took a walk in the neighborhood we stayed in…they were into Halloween.
Then it was early morning to the airport. The Dallas airport is weird with it’s exits off the highway to each terminal. Once past the security I had to take pictures of the Ipod Vending Machine.
And the cell phone museum…which was next to the Starbucks.
And that’s Texas…three days later I was in Vegas.