Saturday we went on a road trip to Clifton Park, New York (outside Albany) for the wedding of our long-time friend, Denise and her soon-to-be, Randy. It looked like the weather was not going to cooperate as it rained just about the entire way. About 15 minutes before we pulled into Clifton Park, the clouds started breaking and the sun came out. What a perfect day for a wedding.
Denise and I worked together at the computer center when we were in school. Always bubbly and upbeat, you just knew she was one of those special people in the world. Denise also lived with my wife (then gf) when we were in school. I've always known Denise as a strong, independent, easygoing woman. When we met Randy about a year ago, the two seemed inseparable and make each other very happy.
All had a wonderful time at the wedding. The service was very unostentatious with a small bridal party, best man, and Pastor Chuck presiding over the nuptials. The reception was elegant and afforded lots of time to catch-up with friends. My only regret is that I would have liked to see Ann (another college friend) doing the YMCA, but alas, the DJ didn't serve that one up. Maybe that's just an '80s thing.
Just to show how thoughtful the newlyweds are, when we checked in to the Hotel there was a gift-basket containing snacks and drinks.
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Johnson. May your new life be filled with happiness forever.