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    TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    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!!!)


    The cake


    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.

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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    Look at how handsome you and your son are!! Hot dang! Your wife and sister are gorgeous. Just beautiful! Holy moley!

    I love the picture of your wife holding sleeping Grant. What a picture. It actually made me gasp! Just lovely!

    I'm really, really glad that you guys had a great time!

    Look at that five o' clock shadow!! You really do look good, even if you feel like crap.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    OHHH...I love Beach weddings.....so pretty. Your family is beautiful. The whole beach theme is really beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you had a nice mini ( much needed) vacation.
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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    What a gorgeous wedding!! I love the cake. Your son is getting so big -- cherish this time; it goes by too fast!

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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by Missviolet View Post
    You really do look good, even if you feel like crap.
    Thank you for the wonderful compliments said about my family. I appreciate them. But I had to just tell you how funny I found this portion of your repsonse! Soooo funny. And yes, my hair is growing back - even before chemo has ended! Go figure! But I'll take it, nonetheless!

    Thank you.

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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post

    I love a guy in a tux! Cute pictures. The wedding looked lovely.

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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    Great pictures of your weekend! The whole family all gussied up and lookin' GOOD!

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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by TikiRoomLiz View Post
    Great pictures of your weekend! The whole family all gussied up and lookin' GOOD!
    Thank you!

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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    What a beautiful event and family!!! This photo really made me smile:



    So lovely together and the little man with his tux on was adorable. The first thing I thought when I saw the first photo was, "His hair is growing back!" And, that was your comment on the photo above.

    You are so blessed to have your family gathering for such a wonderful occasion!!! Thanks for sharing the photos!!

    Have to add....I also LOVE this shot!!


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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    David, it is always so nice to see good things happening to good people. No one deserved this more than you. It's great to see you hair coming back, and your son continues to be a delight.

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    DD....looks like a great and relaxing time...i got lost in one of the pics thinking i was there myself lolol
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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    Thanks for shareing
    you all look fantastic that cake looks so tastey.. um i gotta stop thinking of food haha thanks for letting me know looks like all the crazyness this past week had for you lead to some relaxing time with the famliy
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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    What a beautiful event! Everyone looked so good -- and wow DD --you look a LOT like your dad!

    YOU look great by the way! Good to see the hair coming in! Wahoobie!
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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    Great pics and report David, thanks so much for sharing!
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    Re: TRIP REPORT~Surf & Sand Mini Vacation/Sisters Wedding

    David i loved your report and the pictures.. looks like such a beautiful wedding.. and a wonderful weekend get away

    thanks for sharing


    this is my favorite picture david.. ((your wife is beautful)) you ahve got to frame this one

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