This morning has been largely devoted to unpacking from the trip to Miami for Luke and Nicole's beautiful (and touching) wedding. This was an ambitious trip for Patty, to be sure, but she held up very well throughout; only occasional fatigue would betray that she has a heart condition. Aunt Sue hosted our family in her room, which had breathtaking views of both Coconut Grove and of the ocean.
This trip was, in part, a celebration of firsts: the kids snorkeled for the first time (while I suffered my first-ever bout of seasickness); PJ and I ate beef intestines and sweetbreads (for the first and quite likely the last time); I played Wii for the first time, with Mike and Kevin, and discovered that I'm a big fan; and the first of the O'Mara grandchildren was married, thus confirming once and for all that our generation is starting to get old.
Below, just a few of the many photos we snapped during our trip:
The newlyweds' first dance
Just before the wedding
PJ, Myles, Mike and MB
Tommy and Connor getting ready for snorkeling
One view from our balcony