Sunday, December 23, 2012

Darren and Cait's Wedding

Cait and Darren, December 18, 2012
Our son Darren married Cait Brobst in the Albuquerque LDS temple on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 (which, coincidentally, was his parents' 28th wedding anniversary).  They met at BYU last fall (2011), where they each have another year of school; they will be living in an apartment near the intersection of 500 North and 100 West in Provo.  In a slight twist of the usual wedding protocol, they had their reception on Saturday the 15th at Darren's uncle Mike and aunt Judy's house, and then we had an enjoyable wedding-day luncheon at Garduño’s restaurant, whence the couple departed for their honeymoon.  They spent several nights at the Worldmark resort in Santa Fe before setting out for Rochester, Minnesota to spend the holidays with Cait's parents.  

I guess this really makes Dorine and me empty-nesters, even though none of our kids has actually lived with us since the summer of 2011.  We've already seen how Cait brings out the best in Darren, which is all a parent can ask of a daughter- or son-in-law.  It may be too much to hope that Darren and Cait ultimately settle in Albuquerque, but if Darren could get a job at, say, Sandia National Labs, or perhaps Goodrich Aerospace (where his uncle Don Wilson works), and if Cait could gain admission to physician-assistant school at UNM, it wouldn't break my heart.