Friday, December 17, 2010

A Southwestern Wedding

So last weekend, Michele and Aubrey and I drove down to El Paso for a wedding. Eddie Cartagena and Marissa Hernandez (Michele's niece) got married.

It was a nice ceremony, something I would have said even if Michele's father didn't preside. He also conducted our wedding back in January 2004.

I don't think I'd like living in the desert southwest. But I did enjoy the warm weather in December.

The whole time we were there, I kept thinking about how, when we were there three years ago, it was safe for us to walk across the bridge over into Juarez. We found ourselves in a big crowd of out-of-towners who had come to El Paso for the Sun Bowl football game. What a difference a few years can make. Nowadays, you'd probably be safer in Baghdad or Tehran.

While I sometimes wondered about life on the other side of the Rio Grand, I also felt blessed to be on this side with my wife.


sharlette said...

We were all so glad you guys were able to come, but sorry you had trouble with the motorcycle traffic noise :)

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely couple! You both look so good. We wish you a Merry Christmas a Happy New Year. Love, Susan and Ray

Stoned-Campbell Disciple said...

awesome pix bro ... isnt it great when our wives make us actually look good!!