Since we still don’t have a wedding date, Meg and I enjoy when specific decisions are made for the wedding. As of tonight, we have determined who the attendants for the wedding will be. (Full disclosure – Meg dealt with this much earlier, I was the one holding things up.) We decided to have a small wedding party. Both of us will have two attendants. This post will briefly introduce the “groom’s” side of the wedding party, Steve and Steven.
Steve, who will be best man at the wedding, has been my best friend for many years. We met in high school over 20 years ago. We both enjoyed working backstage for the school plays. We both came to the Twin Cities for college. He went to St. Thomas and I went to the University of Minnesota, luckily only a short bus ride apart. One summer during college we spent an evening a week on a lake near our parents home “fishing” It was one of the best summers of my life. We haven’t always lived geographically close to each other since college, but we’ve always been close. I was the best man in his wedding. Fortunately for me I love Alicia as much I care for Steve and we’ve done many things together from Kayaking in the Boundary waters to Packers games at Lambeau Field. I was one of the happiest people around when they welcomed their son Nate to their family. I know Meg was worried to meet their family, but I wasn’t I knew that as much as I cared about all of these people, there was no other possible outcome then the lovely evening we had together. I’m glad Steve will be part of the wedding and Meg and I look forward to spending more time with him and his family in the future.
Steven is my older brother (and my only sibling.) I should state here that I think everyone else should call him Steve. I call him Steven because he’s my older brother and it just sounds right to me, but I know he prefers being called Steve. Obviously, I’ve known him since I was born. He’s always been an inspiration to me, his personal motivation and related success keep me driven myself. Being 6 years apart makes us slightly different people but we’re still family. Sadly we’ve lived in different cities since he went to college in Madison. That hasn’t stopped us from having a great time together when we do manage to get in the same city. I’ll always remember the road trip we took in his ’65 Ford Galaxie Convertible from Milwaukee to Houston. Several years later when I moved to Austin we managed to move our relationship to a more mature level and I no longer felt like the little brother but just a brother. These days we try and catch up as often as possible and I always make sure I get home when he’s headed there too. I’m excited to have Steven in the wedding and I’m glad to say that Meg’s proclivity to travel is stronger than mine which means I’ll have someone else pushing me to head out to San Diego and visit with him more.
Stay tuned for wedding party part II