My cousin (and strangely, Clem’s cousin’s son), Don, tied the knot with Tracy on Saturday! There were about 600 people invited, so I was glad to be related twice, as I was assured of a seat at the packed hall.
The wedding ceremony itself was held at the courthouse grounds in Kerrobert. It was a perfect day – not too hot, and a bit of a breeze to keep the mosquitos away. Don’s sister, Bobbi, officiated the ceremony. I didn’t get a picture of the cute flower girls, one of whom is Bobbi’s daughter, Breena, and the handsome ring bearer, Alex Parnitsky.
Alex and Aunt Linda gave it a good try, but they couldn’t beat Stephen and cousin Andrew Schwab, even though their legs were tied together with a grocery bag and Stephen had consumed more beers than his mother would have liked.
All in all it was a great weekend. After the big rain last weekend, and some cool days, we were blessed with wonderful weather and wonderful friends and family to share it with. And as soon as it was over, the weather turned again. Clem missed all but the ceremony in order to finish seeding, which he did at 11 last night. It started raining early this morning, and our salmon-tin rain gauge says over an inch already, and more is expected overnight.
So that’s two Schan weddings down and three to go this year. Chris Parnitsky is getting married June 30 at Chitek Lake, Carol Schwab is getting married in August in Prince George (have to miss that one – jet lag, hockey school, and harvest), and Allan Parnitsky is getting married in November here in Kerrobert. Might try to make that one, and Clem shouldn’t have seeding as an excuse then!
That’s a wrap! See you again soon, I hope!