So it's been a while, especially since I wrote two blogs before leaving for San Francisco and then they didn't post like they were supposed to. What is up with that. I definitely need to learn more about this blogging software. It's time to start adding pictures, video clips, etc. My apologies for the tardiness and the low-techiness.
The weekend was fabulous. The wedding was really beautiful. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and even the stuff with the kids went more or less smoothly. After the marriage ceremony, we had a tea ceremony that was quite interesting. Helen's dad explained that the husband and wife go around a table where the guests are seated. As the wife serves tea, each guest places a red envelop on the tray. The husband collects the envelops. Inside the envelops the guests put some money for the newly married couple. We also had a round of toasts which was a lot of fun too.
Helen's family is also very much into playing board games. Her brother Herb brought Settlers of the Stone Age, made by the same fellow who created the Settlers of Catan. It was quite fun though it did keep us up late two nights in a row. Nate won the first night; despite his many various and sordid attempts to win the second night, Nate lost to Helen's sister Hana. Playing with them was pretty hilarious and a good time was had by all.
It was great to get to know Helen's family and to see Angie's family. Grandpa Schuett took Jacob for about 400 walks, which Jacob enjoyed thoroughly. Grandma Schuett made some fabulous chili on Saturday night which everyone enjoyed.
If only life could be one long vacation, how happy would it be?