Sunday, September 21, 2008

Congratulations Carl

I would like to introduce Carl and Bronson Christensen. Last night in the garden adjacent to the Natural History Museum in Albuquerque, NM, my little brother married Bronson Elliot.

It was a beautiful ceremony in which Sarah and Ruthie performed flawlessly as flower girls.

Nathan handed out programs in a very professional and gentlemanly manner and I sat with my beautiful bride of thirteen years. Weddings have a way of reminding Kerri and I of just how lucky we are to have each other.

After the service, everyone sat down for a wonderful dinner with a live band and dancing. Of all of the people on the dance floor, one stood out above the rest. Here is a video of her dancing. She was on the dance floor most of the evening.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bubbles, Bikes and Barriers

This morning we ventured up to Albuquerque and visited the Explora. The Explora is a hands on museum where kids (and adults) can explore how things like: light, sound and motion work. I have included some photos of the morning.

This evening we will trek back up to Albuquerque for my little brother's wedding. Sarah and Ruth are two of the three flower girls and Nathan has opted to be a program passer outer rather than a ring bearer (less embarrassing, I suppose). Carl is marrying his girlfriend of several years, Bronson Elliot, who we are very happy to welcome into the family.

Weddings are always a great excuse to get together with family and friends. It has been great to get reaquainted with folks who we haven't seen in as much as twenty years.

I will post some of the wedding photos tomorrow. For now here are a few of the events of the morning.

Kerri, Nathan and the girls milling around after the wedding rehearsal.

Nathan attempting to ride a bike across a tight rope twenty feet above the ground... without a net!

Uncle Mick attempting high-wire. It was great to see Uncle Mick and Aunt Sue after two decades. We will have to shorten the times between visits.

Mom and Aunt Sue hanging out in the elevator. The elevator at the Explora is the size of a small living room and is decorated with couches and chairs for the short one story assent.

Nathan posing for a shot. The kid is growing like a weed.

The giant bubble table. With practice, you can make a seven or eight foot long bubble.

Sarah and Ruth, building a dam. Kids use the the "dirt" to build waterways and dams and then let the water go and destroy it all.