Wedding in Wisconsin

Wedding in Wisconsin

Finally I’m bringing you all up to date on our lives. This past weekend, Todd and I had our first weekend away from Camilla. Todd’s good friend, Chris, got married in northern Wisconsin. Most of the women attendants from our wedding are married by now, and at long last the guys are starting to find their mates!

Chris at the beach party, shortly after we arrived last Friday. They had food, water skiing (don’t ask how that went), and beach volleyball, among other activities.

Nikki’s family had the weekend packed full of fun events.
Here we are at the Pre-Wedding Party Friday night: Nikki, Chris, Todd, and me.
On Saturday, since the wedding wasn’t until 4:30 pm, Todd and I took a drive up to the town of Land O’ Lakes, right on the border of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Todd wanted to be able to say that we’d been to the U.P. Land O’ Lakes was a nice little town. We walked around and browsed the shops, but we couldn’t find the margarine lady anywhere!

As we drove from our hotel to the outdoor wedding, the skies opened up it poured rain! Fortunately, it was a short-lived thunderstorm, and the sun had returned by the time the ceremony began. It was lovely, as you can see.

Dr. and Mr. Christopher Clairmont

Aren’t we pretty?

Chris’ best man, Kevin, and his wife, Christina, brought their ten-month-old baby, Emeline–a good reminder of why we left Camilla home!

Todd, Kevin, and Chris

The bride and groom.

So, Friday and Saturday were wonderful, but by Sunday I was ready to see my girl. Little did I know what would befall. First, our flight out of the tiny town of Wasau, Wisconsin was delayed. Then the delayed time came and went without so much as a boarding call, or even a staff member at the gate! Finally, a representative from another airline came over to our gate and told us he’d heard there was a major problem with our aircraft. We stormed the United desk and found out the problem was that we didn’t have a pilot! Long story short, we flew from Wasau to Chicago at 10pm and missed our connection to Scranton. So we stayed in Chicago Sunday night and flew from there to Philadelphia Monday morning. When we got to the gate of our connecting flight in Philadelphia, we discovered that they had overbooked it. Boy, did they have one angry mother on their hands. Thank God, one kind soul gave up his seat and we were able to go home on that flight. I can’t even describe how happy I was to see my little Camilla. I think she was happy to see us, too. She was very quiet for the first ten seconds. But then she said, “Mommy! Daddy!” and I’ve been hearing “Mommy” every since, often punctuated with the word she seems to have perfected over the weekend, “No!”

Thanks to Ben, Jill, and Haven for staying with our munchkin while we were gone, and to my parents for rescuing her when we couldn’t make it home Sunday night. I know she was well-cared for, even though I was a bit of a mess by the time we got home!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 17:02h, 26 June Reply

    So, I’m going to go ahead and ask how water skiing went. Maybe my memory is fuzzy but I thought you were a good water skier back in the day at Tapawingo.


  • !April Olivia!
    Posted at 21:16h, 26 June Reply

    It looks like you had a good time at the wedding. Chris looks the same from when I saw him at your wedding! You looked really nice in your dress.
    !April Olivia!

  • Annie Roskos
    Posted at 21:17h, 26 June Reply

    You and Todd look wonderful!! But I know you missed Camilla so much!!!

  • Alison Roskos Treat
    Posted at 21:40h, 26 June Reply

    Todd just said we both look “stout” in that picture! I almost bopped him one. Yes, Beth, I was a pretty good waterskier back in the day at Tapawingo. Thank you for remembering. But that was 15 years ago and this was the first I’ve tried it since. After three tries, I still couldn’t get up, although I was pretty close. So the driver got out a training tool called a “boom”. Fortunately, I managed to ski with that, but it was mortifying b/c Chris had already made fun of the training tool. To make matters worse, Todd went right after me and he did just fine with the rope. Oh, but he waterskied two years ago when I was pregnant and couldn’t go. 😉 Oh well, it was fun anyway. I don’t have such a big ego that I can’t enjoy waterskiing with the boom.

  • Amanda
    Posted at 22:25h, 28 June Reply

    The wedding looks lovely, as do you! We took Rowan to my girlfriend’s wedding last July and I don’t know what we would have done if my parents weren’t there to help take turns chasing him around. I haven’t been brave enough to leave Rowan overnight yet!

  • good thoughts
    Posted at 11:02h, 01 July Reply

    Looks like a good time was had by all! I’m tagging you Alison! Check out my blog for more info (today’s entry 6/30 will give you the instructions! have fun!)

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