Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Ryan and Paul say I do!
(Oh, did you think there might be an explanation for the picture above? I'm afraid I'll just let it stand on its own...as...ART)
I consider Ryan the little brother I never had. We are 9 1/2 years apart in age (yes, 9 1/2, NOT 10 as he would like you to think) but that has not kept us from bonding over the years from everything to music, movies, and design style to a pretty wicked sense of humor. We met at LSU in design school where we spent many long hours in studio slaving over designs that would never be built. When Len and I moved to DC after graduation, Ryan stayed with us while he interviewed, moving to Capitol Hill 6 months behind us. While we never worked at the same design firms, we got together quite often after work or on the weekends, even going to NYC to see Spamalot (Monty Python is another shared love!).
Ally McBeal was his ideal woman...she of the "flat chest and no hips" variety), it was a relief when he finally "came out" to Len on a park bench during lunch one workday.
Fast forward to Paul who has folded nicely into our family. I'm not sure what year they met (the photo below was in 2008) but it feels like he's always been a part of who we are.
meet us in Guangzhou for the last leg of our trip. Other than my mom, they were the first family to meet our newest daughter and they were the perfect pair to help me shop for gifts.
Now new adventures await the pair. They are moving to London in a couple of weeks but before that, we had the honor of attending their wedding here in Chicago last weekend. It was a lovely affair and united two wonderful families.
Ryan & Paul wedding from Lisa on Vimeo.