This weekend, my wife, son and I had a 'mini-vacation' at the Surf & Sand Resort in beautiful Laguna Beach, California. The event that brought this on? My sisters wedding! Yes, my sister got married yesterday evening at 6pm on the Catalina Terrace overlooking the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean.
The wedding party was given each a room at the resort as part of the wedding package purchased by my parents for the wedding. So my wife and I being a bridesmaid and groomsman, got a room right on the Catalina Terrace - for FREE! So, after the reception, we got to stay at the resort!
With the current 'happenings' in our lives lately, this little 'getaway' was so much needed and a very refreshing time for us to escape our reality and enjoy a little piece of heaven this weekend - and to celebrate my sisters nuptials!
So, here it goes - my TRIP REPORT:
This was taken Friday - just before the rehearsal. I remind myself so much of my late Grandpa Rex here - he used to take pictures like this
My lovely wife
Yours truly with my sister - the Bride To Be
The Rehearsal - and the entire wedding party - my brother and I are at the far right...
The rehearsal ends - sister and husband to be
(Cousin off to the left)
FAST FORWARD ABOUT 27 HOURS
"And Now I present for the first time Mr & Mrs. Brown"
One of the various bouquets up close...
The Brides Bouquet
Kind of blurry, but this was the reception area in the Pelican Ballroom
My son Grant - all decked out in a tuxedo for Auntie's Wedding
My wife and I (and look at me!? My hair is growing back! Woohoo!!!)
My brother, his son and his wife (nephew and sis-in-law)
My parents and the hosts of this beautiful event
My sister and new brother -in- law
Some of the ballroom decor
My wife holding a now sleeping Grant
Sunday Morning - Grant's ready for breakfast. Kind of an odd picture....I know, but it seemed so funny that sitting down, Grant comes up to my knee, or just a little below....so we though it would be a funny picture memory when he's older.
From the Catalina Terrace which was where our room was.
My wife and son - just about ready to leave...
Yours truly and son....
We left shortly after these were taken and headed to Ruby's down on Pacific Coast Highway and had breakfast with my brother and his family and my cousin and her family.
It was definitely a wonderful and much needed weekend - and I am glad that I got to share some of it with you.