An Afternoon in Photos

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Almost 10 years ago, M and I tied the knot at a winery overlooking the entire Bay Area. Amazingly enough, we’ve only been back there once, around 6 years ago. C wasn’t yet walking and Little L hadn’t been born yet.

Pretty. Yes?

While packing up the house last month, I discovered that two of the bottles of wine that we’d kept after the ceremony had defective corks. So today, in a fit of who knows what, we headed up to the winery.

At best we thought we’d get the bottles exchanged. At worst we’d have a day sharing one of our most memorable days with the girls.

The wine tasting room was packed, so we never even tried to get the bottles exchanged. We did, however, show the girls where we’d gotten married, where we celebrated, where we danced, and where we had our first alone moment as husband and wife.

On the grassy knoll where we tied the knot.

It was all rather sweet and somewhat emotional. I’m glad I had my camera with me. We did a bit of a family photo shoot on the same deck where M and I had our engagement photos taken 10 years ago.

Sisters…

The spot where M got to see me in my wedding dress moments before the ceremony started.

M and his girls.
Me and my girls.
How has she gotten so big?
How has this one gotten so grown up?
These two look a lot wiser than they did 10 years ago…
Good thing they have little people to keep them silly.
And love to keep them strong.

The last ten years haven’t been at all what we expected. We’ve faced more challenges than we thought we’d see this early in our lives. But, frankly, we’ve also received more blessings than we had any right to hope for. Like these two girls… who make every surprising day bright and worthwhile.

My wise, beautiful first born.
My silly, sassy youngest.

C was able to take the photos of M and I and Little L took the one of me and C, sadly, we didn’t get any shots of the four of us. We’ll just have to go back.

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