Thursday, June 29, 2006

Friday: Getting Acquainted


The weekend surrounding June 25, 2006, was just wonderful. The entire family gathered in Richmond with Anastasia's entire family. Quickly the twelve of us became one family. Anastasia's parents, brother, and sister-in-law were so easy to be with!
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On Friday night, Tom and Anastasia took us all out to dinner. The food was delicious but a little slow coming, so we had a few drinks while we waited! Heidi looks rather prim and like the Designated Driver. Do not, however, be misled.
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After dinner, we went back to the Holiday Inn where all of us were staying. I'd brought along some wedding gifts that folks at home had asked me to deliver. So we took over the lobby and the gifts were opened. Aunt Bonnie had just returned from Russia where she had found a dear little box shaped like a viola; she used this to enclose her gift.
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Joe and I were delighted to find bronze figurines of a harpist and a violist. T and A seemed pleased with them, too.
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We were all felt that the weekend was off to a very good start!

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