Christine and I had a great (albeit short) trip up north. We did get to see a lot of her family last Thursday when her parents hosted a party for her grandmother’s 85th (!) birthday. I would like for us to do half as well as her grandparents when we hit that age. They have been married 63 years…I hope it works out. Kristin and Rory’s wedding was beautiful, with a great homily by their pastor. Christine did a great job on her toast at the reception…I was very proud of her. I also got to meet many of Christine’s close friends from college who couldn’t make our wedding, along with their spouses and kids.
Got to eat at the legendary Clam Box of Ipswich. Christine and I split a captain’s plate and couldn’t finish it. Some of the best seafood I have ever eaten.
This was my first fall trip to New England, and I have to say: Autumn in New England is God’s way of showing off. It is already stunning.
Congrats to my parents on their 45th wedding anniversary! When they married at 22, Dad couldn’t afford to buy Mom an engagement ring, their wedding cost less than $100, and their honeymoon was driving to Florida and moving Mom’s meager belongings into Dad’s student housing apartment. I think they’ve done pretty well to come from such humble beginnings.
Last night I got to check out some of the new shows we DVR’ed. Bionic Woman was pretty cool, Journeyman shows promise but needs work, and Reaper was hilarious. I can’t watch Heroes until Chris is caught up on last season so we can watch it together. What are you watching, gentle readers?