Monday, June 4, 2012

On the Road Again

This time to Erie, PA to help celebrate my cousin James and his new bride Leah.  Add another 700 miles to our 2012 total!  Drive was easy and we arrived in Erie just in time for lunch with half the Harris family before the ceremony.  Nate skipped the church and went back to the hotel with his future-aunt-once-removed (more on that later) as his babysitter.  In between the ceremony and the reception we all headed to the hotel for drinks and catching up in the hospitality suite hosted by my uncle and godfather, Uncle Paul.  That's when the fun began!  Nate decided it would be fun to spin in circles in the hotel room.  He was happy and entertaining himself, until the entire room heard an enormous thud and an ear piercing scream.  Please tell me how the one person in the room who hasn't been drinking ends up the only person in the emergency room?

Erie 6/3/12

Fortunately it was nothing that three stitches and a lollipop couldn't cure.  The people in the hospital were very kind and when we told them we were in town for a wedding, the doctor said he'd do his best to get us back in time for dinner.  I think he was kidding.  But sure enough, dinner was going down just as we walked into the ballroom.

The wedding was lovely and it's always great to see family.  I know they don't read this little blog, but I wish James and Leah nothing but years of happiness and friendship.

And in other Harris family news, we're going to have a wedding of our own!  My brother Cullen proposed to his girlfriend of 10 years (I think that math's right, Cullen?) on Friday.  The ring is gorgeous and the proposal story is just perfect.  I can easily speak for everyone in my family when I say we're thrilled to be officially welcoming Ashley to our family.

Cullen recently accepted a job teaching and head coaching basketball at a high school in Louisville, KY.  I've already priced out flights for a visit this fall to their new place.  I'd say that Nate can't wait but since he's always called her Aunt Crusher, I think he's pretty clueless as to what's going on.  But based on his love of dancing, he'll be pretty enthused when it comes time for a wedding reception.  Let's just hope this one does not involve a Nate trip to the ER.


  1. Stitches aside, I TOTALLY see you in this pic Maura!

  2. When Maura was little she had to get stitches on her forehead too, Kristen! So, even with the stitches, Nate looks like her here :-) I sure love that mug!!

  3. 9 years...9.5 September 16th...but who's counting?

    1. I am! Counting down to the day I get my long-awaited new sister-in-law :-)