Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Sister Got Married!

Hey, guess what? My family went to California and my sister got married!

I know, I know, you are aware of this and probably sick to death of hearing about it, but I'm pretty delighted with our whole trip. I'm still trying to decide if I should bore you with a travelogue of the days leading up to the wedding because we packed a lot of stuff into five days.

Regardless, I am going to tell you a little bit about my sister's beautiful wedding. She was married at City Hall in San Francisco, which is a gorgeous building and a wonderful (and apparently dirt cheap) place to get married.

They hired a photographer to take advantage of the setting and event. I piggybacked on his efforts and took photos with my lame little camera at the same time he took his professional photos. So, Ann and Stephanie, when you get your photos back? That little flash of light to the right of every photo is from my camera. Sorry. But look!

They're the dots up there in the middle.

I missed a good chunk of the ceremony because I was trying to talk Ann and Stephanie's younger son down from separation anxiety. He was NOT COOL with not being right in the middle of the ceremony. Fortunately, the ceremony was about five minutes long, and then the little guy got to go get his hug from his mom(s).

And Quinn caught the bouquet!

Well, not really, but he HELD the bouquet.

Congratulations to my sister, Ann, and my sister-in-law, Stephanie. You have already shared so much and created a beautiful family together. Here's to many years of more of the same and even better.

Much love to your family!


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And sorry for this, but I've got to politicize this a little.

How does this...


...threaten this?


Because I've thought about it and thought about it and I really, honestly cannot come up with anything that is even slightly threatening about two people who love each other making a legal family. And I really can't see how same-sex marriage threatens opposite-sex marriage. I can't find any sense in it.

Honestly, if anything is threatening my man/woman marriage, it's me being an asshole. Gay people have little or nothing to do with it.

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Read more about my trip to my sister's wedding at DC Metro Moms.

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I'm not a very political gal, but I gotta do this. I'm not under the delusion that I'm going to be changing anyone's mind about how they're going to vote. But if you're in California, please vote no on 8. And if you live anywhere in the United States, please vote for Obama.

But mostly, please vote. (Just not in my line. I don't want to be there for hours and hours.)

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Love the window photo!

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  2. Congrats to your Ann & Stephanie! Here's to a lifetime of happiness together! :-)

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  3. Oh my god. You should have your own show. On tv, on radio, anywhere they'll hand you a microphone. Just as you had me swiping sentimental tears and silently screaming, "you go girl," while pumping my fist in the air, you go and crack me up with that last line. Not in my line, indeed.

    Congratulations to your beautiful sister and her family, and yes...they have every right to a LEGAL lifetime of happiness, and then some!!!

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  4. Congrats to Ann and Stephanie!!!

    ~C

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  5. I have no idea how another person's family is supposed to be a threat to mine. No idea at all. Never figured that one out. We're not in ancient Greece where it would effect inheritance or anything anymore...

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  6. Fantastic. My sister-in-law and partner got married in the same place last month (but we still haven't gotten any damn pictures out of them!). I couldn't agree more with your words about their marriage, Prop 8, and Obama.

    Congrats to Ann and Stephanie and their kids!

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  7. I LOVE a wedding story! Congratulations to the happy couple! Sorry for the long link, but check this out: http://thesetwodadsrock.blogspot.com/2008/10/why-you-should-vote-yes-on-prop-8-oh-no.html I thought it was great.

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  8. I agree with you and if that were the only issue involved - I might vote for him. But there are too many others . .

    And I don't think you're an asshole. I'm thinking that Alex only thinks that some of the time. :) Lol!

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  9. Hearty congratulations to your sister!

    ps- I voted early, so I'm done!

    :o)

    Leeann

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  10. Congratulations to your sister!
    Also - is it weird that I've donated more money to No on Prop 8 than I have to Obama for America when I don't live in California and I'm not gay?

    *lol*
    Oh, and I voted early - for Obama of course!

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  11. Congratulations to your sister and her new wife.

    Three cheers for happily ever afters!

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  12. Congratulations all around, and of course I'm not standing on your line...I'm voting elsewhere!

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  13. Unfortunately I'm in Canada and can't vote...I truly wish I and many other Canadians that I know..could do our part to help Obama win...because whatever happens in the U.S. affects us Canadians in a big way!

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  14. Congrats to your sister, sister-in-law and the rest of your family.

    I too just don't get how their marriage threatens anyone elses. Love the visuals to illustrate the point too :)

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  15. Congratulations to your sister and her family. And Amen to the political stuff.

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  16. Darn you making me all weepy!

    Prop 8 makes me so angry that I want to move to California just so that I can vote against it. Bah. Bah I say!

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  17. Congratulations to Ann and Stephanie and well said with the photos at the end!

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  18. Congrats to Ann and Stephanie.

    They are very beautiful dots.

    I guess Quinn is next.

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  19. OMG LOVE IS THREATENING!!!!!

    absurd.

    The sanctity of marriage? because we straight folks have done such a fabulous job upholding the institution?

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  20. Congratulations to Ann and Stephanie!!! It was great to hear more details and see a glimpse of their wedding. Good news, indeed.

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  21. I. Love. This. Post.

    I mean, I love them all, but this one is just so awesome.

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