Long Overdue

So I realize it’s been a while since our last update, but like everyone we’ve been super busy.  In as much detail as I can muster I’ll give an outline of what we’ve been up to and what we’ve got on the horizon.

At the beginning of June, I (Tim) was in my friend Ryan’s wedding in California.  It was quite a scheduling nightmare seeing as the dance recital Madison works on all year for work was the same weekend and she had to fly out later.  Here’s how we pulled it off.

I flew into San Francisco Thursday afternoon, rented a car and drove to Half Moon Bay to hang with my parents.  My dad put me up in the hotel he manages, which is amazing by the way, and we went and golfed the ocean course at Half Moon Bay Country Club.  The weather was great.  I snapped a couple pics while my dad was hacking away.

Friday afternoon I drove down to San Luis Obispo which is about 20 minutes from Nipomo where the wedding was at.  I met up with friends and hung out until the rehearsal that night.  It was at a very cool venue called Gieuseppe’s.  Ryan gave all the groomsmen a tie to wear the next day, a personalized t-shirt and a beer stein representing either the Sox or the Cubs depending on who you root for (Sox for me).

Saturday morning was pretty much relaxing and doing some last minute shopping for Best Man speech props.  I wasn’t the best man, I just assisted.  Here’s where it got tricky.  I had to be at the reception hall for pictures at 12:45 and Madison was flying into Santa Maria airport at 11:30.  That left me an hour and fifteen minutes to drive her the 20 miles back to our hotel, get us showered and changed and then another 20 minutes back to take pictures.  We made it in the knick of time, but man if we didn’t cut it close.

The wedding was awesome, probably the coolest venue ever (See picture).

The rest of the trip was Me, Madison and the stow away in Madison’s abdomen driving up Highway 1, visiting Hearst Castle, hitting up San Francisco, going to a Crosby, Stills & Nash concert and lounging in our posh hotel room (provided by my Dad once again).  Along the way we grabbed a Stanford onesie since my mom works there, hung out at Alamo Square (home of the Full House house) and enjoyed a little R&R.

We got back into Chicago in just enough time to hear the Hawks win the Stanley Cup in overtime on the radio.

More fun details of our life in the next post.

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