Sunday, September 27, 2009


I just got back from Lyons, Kansas. My husband's aunt Mary Kay got married there on Saturday. It was a beautiful event. They're both in their 50's, it's her second marriage, and they were so happy. They held it at the Lyons country club, and put wonderful work into making it inclusive. My husband's dad, who is a judge, did the ceremony, my brother-in-law designed the menu, a family friend did the video-taping, two of Mary Kay's three sons brought their ladyfriends to their first major family function; all of that stuff doesn't come together without someone's careful attentiveness.

Mary Kay is right in the middle (age-wise) of eight children. There were these neat generational lines all partying it up. A couple 80 year olds, a bunch of 50-60 year olds, a bunch of 20-30 year olds, a handful of teenagers, and one baby. The colors were red and black, and Mary Kay was given away by her brother and his partner, Scott. Because, as my husband would say, "Mary Kay never misses a chance to make a statement."

Indeed. :)


  1. What a wonderful wedding! I'm glad you got to go - I'm sure they really appreciated that the two of your were there.

  2. That sounds like a great wedding! I love when families and friends gather and all pitch in. Glad you had such a wonderful time!

  3. Here's to a life filled with love and adventure to Mary Kay and her new husband *raising glass*!

  4. It was a great time -- very nicely done, all 70s music aside, and nice to see the clan gathered in party mode.

    As a bonus, Drue invented tomato soup. INVENTED it.

  5. sounds like such fun! Especially with the multi-generational crowd. Weddings are always a blast. Glad you got to go! any fun pictures from the event?? would love to see them!