weddings

A New Sideline?

In October 2012, my nephew Eric Michael Reece and Jenny Greening, his fiance are going to be married in Scottsdale, Arizona.  This is my brother's son and when we heard about the upcoming wedding everyone was very excited.  We are all looking forward to going to Scottsdale in the fall for a great time and celebration. Last fall, Eric and Jenny asked my to be the officiant at their wedding.  This took me by surprise and my first response was laughter.  After I realized that they were serious, I felt very honored.  I told Jenny that I would, of course, have to meet her parents.  (I don't marry anyone if I haven't meet the parents.)  Sharon and I just returned from a visit to beautiful Scottdale and a wonderful visit with all of the wedding party.

The first thing that had to be done was my ordination!  Thankfully, that can be accomplished pretty easily today.  We are all in the midst of planning this wedding!!  We will keep you updated as to the progress.

Marriage Island!!!

Sharon (my wife) and I just returned from San Antonio where I attended the annual conference for the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.   

http://www.aadsm.org/

This was the 19th annual conference for dentists that treat patients with sleep breathing disorders, usually Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  It was a great meeting and we always enjoy going to San Antonio, as it is one of the 5 most unique cities in the US.  Can you name the other 4??  (Answers at the end of the blog.)

The highlight of the trip turned out to be what happened on Saturday afternoon sitting out on the hotel's patio and enjoying the river's traffic.  We were staying Hotel Contessawww.thehotelcontessa.com and came to realize that we were right next to Marriage Island.  http://marriageisland.webs.com/  Marriage Island is a small (400 square foot) island that is ranked as 1 of the 10 most romantic destination wedding locations in the world!!  Marriage Island is right on the edge of the river, next to Hotel Contessa and hosts 360 weddings every year.

During the 2 hours that Sharon and I sat on the patio we witnessed 3 weddings.  They took less than 30 minutes each and we saw a wide range of wardrobes.  In each wedding the women were dressed to kill and they looked beautiful.  The men, on the other hand, had their own wardrobe ideas.  One wore his cowboy hat, with a string tie; another wore khaki shorts with a long sleeve shirt, and another wore a shirt and tie.  It was a wonderful afternoon and we were glad that we had front row seats to 3 weddings in a row. 

The other 4 unique cities in the US--

New York,   San Francisco,  New Orleans,   Las Vegas