Monday, April 8, 2013

Arizona Wedding

Spent the past weekend on a whirlwind trip to Arizona for my niece's wedding.  It was a fabulous affair, but due to my work schedule, we needed to go after work on Friday and be back in time for work on Monday.  Not much of a vacation, and this morning I'm exhausted and a little jet lagged with the two hour time difference.  But I'm also very happy due to the adventure and being able to spend time with my family

Here are some photos:

We spent Saturday morning hiking in the desert mountains.  It was gorgeous, and coming from a still snow-covered Green Bay, was a welcomed way to spend a morning.

The rocky trail, and a fantastic view

 The desert was in bloom - a rare but beautiful site.  
The proud parents of the bride

Here's Mom, looking great as usual

The bride and groom, mid-ceremony

The requisite post-ceremony photo shoot.  Here's my sis and her family.

My hunting buddy, Ben.  We're already talking duck opener, and haven't even made it to our annual fishing trip yet.

Sunset in the desert.

I really dig cactus.

Overall, it was a great trip, despite how much I'm paying for it this morning.  

I realized over the weekend that the older I get, the more I really enjoy weddings.  I certainly enjoy any excuse I can to see my family, as I love and miss them all so much.

Here's to the bride and groom, to the promise and hope that a new marriage brings, and to being young, stupid, and in love


  1. Thank you for these photos - we loved seeing you all and it really was great fun. I echo your thoughts - the older we are, the better the wedding experience as an attendee. Maybe we have aged enough to just enjoy the moment :).


  2. Thanks for coming to Maggie's wedding. It was great to meet you in person. She has always talked about how much she loves you and your wife. jennifer told me about your blog, in hopes I could find some more pictures because as mother of the bride, I was far too busy having fun to take any photos. I enjoy reading your blog. And I especially enjoyed your blog on the wedding and the trip to Arizona.

    best regard,
    Lori Murphy

  3. Lori,

    Thanks for the nice note and the warm welcome in AZ. I'm a firm believer that we are our parents' children, and that Maggie is the young woman that she is due to a great mom and dad. You and Paul should be very proud of who she is, as she is so special and remarkable. Congratulations, and here's looking forward to the next event in Maggie's life that we get to celebrate.


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