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Catie Caitlin

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Catie Caitlin

Home again

July 23rd, 2010 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

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I’ve had my fingers poised over this keyboard many, many times over the last week. I think too much has happened over the last while for me to form a coherent thought so I’m just going to say that Catie and Riley survived their stay at the doggie hotel while we were in Cuba for my daughter’s wedding, which – by the way – was spectacularly beautiful. Cuba, however – ahem – well, ¬†except for the glorious waters and the white sand on the beach and the tropical landscape, that country needs a significant overhaul despite the rhetoric of the “triumph of the revolution.” I personally didn’t see a lot of evidence of triumph. If you were to judge Cuba by the vintage American cars on the road, you’d think you’d been transported back to the 1950s; Cubans apparently have never heard of 2-ply toilet paper and the 1-ply is severely rationed; the blow-dryers in the hotel rooms had scary vacuum-cleaner-like hoses; and let’s not even talk about going through security at the airport…BUT the wedding was amazing and in my objective opinion my daughter was stunningly beautiful. Sorry… I couldn’t resist adding these.

And of course, then there were the beautiful children I had to board for a week.

They are very happy we’re home.

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6 Comments so far ↓

  • etgayle

    beautiful pictures of the wedding, and of course of the ‘kids’ left at home – everyone is so full of smiles and joy!!! it’s always so wonderful to go on adventures, but as we age…isn’t it wonderful to know you will always get back home in the end!!! one-ply…oh, my…

    charon & gayle

  • lesliec

    Beautiful pictures! I just think beach weddings are the best!


  • Mackenzie's Mom

    Such beautiful pictures – your daughter is stunningly beautiful! Wow what an amazing wedding that must have been. 1 ply – I bet you wished you packed your own..thanks for the travel tip if we ever get to Cuba :).
    Great pictures of Catie and Riley too! They look so happy with their big smiles. A great homecoming indeed.

  • admin

    Beautiful indeed … all of them!

  • rubydawg

    Welcome home. Great pics–love the happy “Mom’s home” doggie faces, and your daughter is a beautiful bride. Love beach weddings!

    Ruby’s Mom

  • Ginger

    Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous. But then, that’s not surprising after seeing her brother and sister. You have a beautiful family and you are very lucky. I’m sure your three and four legged kids were happy for you to get home, but it sounds like a good time in Cuba. Since we live in the States, we can’t go to Cuba, but that hasn’t stopped my Daddy from bringning back a few Cuban cigars from Cancun and St. Maarten. I like the smell of the Cuban smoke more than other cigars, but Mommy doesn’t really like any of them.

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