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Meanwhile in Another Part of Town…

This weekend our family was excited about the wedding of Nora and Topher. The bride was beautiful (... and Dad is not a bit prejudiced here at all...), and the wedding ceremony was warm and personal. With Nora's creativity there were lots of little touches that made it truly unique to her. It was fun to see how many people from various stages of Nora's life came to wedding, some from great distances.

Here's a picture of the couple cutting the cake:

picture of Nora and Topher cutting the cake

Meanwhile, in another part of town, our son Mark and daughter-in-law Katie were in the hospital where she was in labor. We wish that Mark and Katie could have been there to enjoy the wedding, but we were also elated to go to the hospital in the evening to meet our new grandson, Ryan David Loach. Here's a picture of Mark and Ryan:

picture of Mark and Ryan

To see other pictures and to read further details about the wedding as well as the delivery and Ryan's birth stats, you can check out my wife's latest blog post called The two new men in my life. Since she's told things so well there, I'll not retell them here.

Needless to say, my heart was very full by the end of the day, praising the Lord for allowing me to enjoy these two wonderful events in such a short space of time. And I slept profoundly Saturday night!

I'll be back midweek with another blog post. I didn't want to have to wait till later in the week to share all this news.


"What God begins, He will certainly finish." — Chris Barney

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A man I know recently admitted to being addicted to brake fluid. When I quizzed him about it, he told me he could stop any time.

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12 Comments on “Meanwhile in Another Part of Town…”

  1. #1 Marilyn
    on Apr 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Thanks – a great post and must have been a terrific weekend for the whole family!

  2. #2 Ellen
    on Apr 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Congratulations!!! What a memorable weekend for you and your family!

  3. #3 Kristin
    on Apr 4th, 2011 at 12:56 am

    What an amazing weekend! Congratulations on your new son-in-law AND your (absolutely adorable) new grandson!

  4. #4 Carrie
    on Apr 4th, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Congratulations! x2. 🙂 Ryan has lots of hair–more than my babies, and that’s saying something.

  5. #5 Katie
    on Apr 4th, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Congratulations to all of you! What a wonderful and blessed weekend you had. 🙂

  6. #6 Jeremy
    on Apr 4th, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Congratulations! Wow, that is definitely a unique day, wedding AND grandson! Was Saturday Ryan’s due date or was it a surprise?

    Rob adds: His due date was this Wednesday, April 6. But we’ll take the little cutie now. 😀

  7. #7 jan Feehan
    on Apr 4th, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Wow! What a week-end! One to remember for a lifetime, for sure!

    Congratulations to you all. Enjoy!

    Rob adds: I’ve been telling my students that even if I develop Alzheimers, I think I’ll remember this one! (not necessarily something to joke about, but has that ever stopped me? 😀

  8. #8 Sam
    on Apr 4th, 2011 at 8:24 am

    They say big news comes in threes: Have you checked? maybe you won the lottery!
    Big congrats in any case.

  9. #9 Diane Heeney
    on Apr 4th, 2011 at 9:06 am

    How wonder-full! What a beautiful, exciting day!

  10. #10 Michael
    on Apr 4th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I’m guessing Saturday was a day full of what you call “good stress”. Also, having big events happen on the same day could help economize family celebrations in the future.

  11. #11 Dan
    on Apr 4th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Two wonderful events!! My wife and I are happy for your family. Thanks for posting about your great day

  12. #12 Caroline
    on Apr 5th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Congrats! I enjoyed reading your wife’s post as well. Looks like it was a very busy, happy time for you all!