Monday, October 29, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

rant and the reception

I do not know why I am ranting about this here, but I need an outlet. The ones I am upset about probably would never read this anyway.

Friday night was my wedding reception. And there was pretty much no one there. I guess I know who my true friends really are. A very few people did let me know ahead of time that they could not make it, and that is perfectly understandable. People are busy, and a Friday night reception is not "standard," but common courtesy must be more rare than I thought it was.

But a much larger base of people said they would come than did, by a large margin.

I am a very forgiving person, but this was a very important event to me, and I am extremely disappointed that the people I called friends took it so lightly as to simply ignore it. All I can say to you is that is strike one, but this is not baseball, there is only one more shot.

To every one who did come, thank you very much. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. I am sorry if Motoko and I missed anyone while we were circulating. We tried to work our way around to all the tables.

My parents came over on Saturday and we opened gifts. Motoko and I would like to thank everyone for their thoughtful gifts.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

i've been betrayed!!!!

Aijou betrayed me for my cousin Samantha!

here are some cute pictures.

Ripson Bridge Festival

On Sunday the 7th, Motoko & I went to the Ripson Bridge Festival. It was pretty interesting. I am old enough to remember my parents and aunt & uncle driving over the bridge.

Here are two pictures.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

1st coat of down

We decided to paint the front porch with a white stain. We got the first coat down just before it got dark. We'll start on the second coat in the morning. It took about 2.25 gallons of stain. Here are some pictures.

Painting the Front Porch

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Dinner in St. Louis

Friday night Motoko and I had dinner with Yukie and her husband Chris at Eleven Eleven Mississippi in the Lafayette Square neighborhood of St. Louis. It was a good meal and Chris and Yukie were nice dinner partners. I look forward to getting to know them a little better.

Yukie is also a displaced Tokyoite that Motoko met through the St. Louis Japan Society's website.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Mom's Birthday 2007

Wednesday we took my parent's out to dinner for my mom's birthday. We went to the Brio at Plaza Frontenac. After dinner we went over to Benito Gelato for desert.

Mom's Birthday 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

Hawaii Wedding Photos

We just got the disc in the mail with the original images to print. He kindly provided a low res set ready to post on the net also. I have those in this album:

Hawaii Wedding Photos