Thursday, April 23, 2009

CA trip installment # 2c

Finally...the reason we went to California after all! Erica's Baptism, Communion and Confirmation.

Brian (and Erica) all spiffy.
(sorry Erica wasn't paying attention...innocent victim in the background)


My little diva always ready to model for the camera. Jake looked so handsome in his tie!!!

Saturday evening we met up with Brian's family at a great Italian restaurant. This was the first time we all met...after 3+ years of E and B dating! (Well, my mom has met his parents) Dinner was lovely and quite delish! I think there were probably about 20 people there to celebrate with Erica! She is definitely a loved girl! After dinner we had to walk to the Cathedral. All of this walking was really getting to me and at this point my ankles were the hugest things you have ever seen! My braxton hicks were so strong and close together I actually debated going to the hospital worried that maybe I was in labor. Karly says, "mom you look awful, please don't have my brother in the Holy waters"...thanks Kar :)

It was a very beautiful, very traditional...and very long! Almost 3 hours! My mom loved every second of it. Karly and Jake fell asleep. Erica looked beautiful and smiled through it all! We are so proud and happy for her and her Godfather Brian...she says to call him her sponsor :)

The pics all kind of suck but I still wanted to share them. The video clips are shaky...you may want to go take your Dramamine before watching :) I had a great clip of Erica actually getting dunked. It was great and she looked so cute...unfortunately I am an idiot and accidentally deleted it. I feel awful.

This is right after she steps out of the pool or whatever it is called and they talk a little walk down the aisle and back

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We drove up to Camarillo, California that night to wait for the Easter bunny. Brian's parent's house was packed with out of town family. They were so kind and put us up in a lovely hotel right down the road. We all crashed so hard the second we got there.

Only one more California post left...EASTER!

4 comments:

Erica said...

sweet videos! i like those! i am going to pull a mom and ask you to burn all these pics and videos for me... that would make you the bestest sissy ever! love you!

Erica said...

ps my man looks hot in his suit up top!! woo woo!

MRMD_GRL said...

YAY for Erica! super cute pics and love the video

GRAMMI said...

WHAT FUN IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GUYS HAD. BRIAN'S FAMILY WERE REALLY WONDERFUL FOR DOING THAT FOR HER. I'M GLAD YOU LIKED THE CAMERA. LOVE YOU ALL. GRAMMI