Sunday, May 31, 2009

A really long ultra

Well, I'm back from the end of one of my longest events ever. Raising my daughter. Last weekend she got married and it was a fantastic time. I got to play a lot with my 2 1/2 year old grandson.
He's the greatest thing since sliced bread and I had way too much fun playing with him. Karen and I went back to Illinois and met up with my two sisters, my Mother, My mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, two nieces and a nephew. Everyone had a great time. I got together with friends at the local microbrew and had some decent non-Utah beer. I even bought my son one of his first legal beers, now that he's 21. I even managed to get in a nice long run with a friend in a local state park that I used to run in all the time when we lived back there.
The wedding party
Jessica (our daughter) basically planned the entire wedding herself as we weren't back there to provide any help. She did a fantastic job. The ceremony was kind of a mix of traditional and modern and was humorous. The bride was beautiful, takes after her Mother.
The guy who did the ceremony is Traver's (our son-in-law) cousin and got ordained online just so he could do the ceremony. He had some great remarks.
Dad and Kevin
The wedding was outdoors and the weather cooperated. Something not a guaranteed in Illinois.
Mom and Jessica

Dad and Jessica

Grandma and Brody

Dad and Jessica as we walked up the aisle
The reception was great. The DJ was good and spun some good tunes. I got to dance with my daughter and make a toast to the happy couple. I got the chance to visit with friends and family and catch up on the latest.

Brody busting a move

All in all, a great vacation.


  1. Jim, Jessica looks beautiful! Congratulations to you and yours, and hey, your ultra hasn't ended, just got a pacer! :)

  2. Congrats Jim! Photos are beautiful. I agree with Olga, the ultra've just added on another crew member.