Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I forgot to bring the bonnet to the wedding.

It's a few days late but I want to congratulate my wonderful, beautiful, lovely, funny friend Andrea:

Wait, that's not the picture I wanted. I'm going to try again.
Um, close, but still not right. (Unless Andrew really did get her in the mail). How about this one?

Bing! Look how happy she is. Doesn't it make you smile like a loon?
Most of my pictures of Andrea involve her doing something funny. Or rather, her friends making her do something funny.* And this is the really wonderful thing about her. She's a shy girl in a group of friends who don't have too much trouble embarrassing ourselves, and she goes right along with us. Because while she would NEVER decide on her own that it would be hilarious to wear a bonnet through Old Town Pasadena, when Amanda and I suggested it she hesitated but did it anyway. Because she's awesome and knows how much we love a good laugh. I'm not sure why she has chosen to remain our friend after all the awkward situations we have put her in, but she has and I'm grateful.
I love you Andrea! You are one of my most favorite people on the planet and it would be really hard to top just how happy I am for you.
*True story: Just after the initial fresh-out-of-the-temple shots the photographer asked them to walk towards him and I casually said, "I think you should shimmy" and she did. True friend.


Liz the Poet said...

Ditto! Ditto! And Amen!!

I don't have enough words to express how much I love Andrea!

Andrew said...

How did you know I found her through Russian Mail order brides?? Those pictures must have been when she first got to the country and barely knew English. Good thing you guys were there to greet her and help her out.

Andrea said...

You can probably tell by the above comment that I'll still have someone to embarass me so no need to worry. Thanks for posting the pics and thanks again for coming to the wedding, it really did mean a lot to me to have you all there. Love ya!

Andrew said...

As you can tell by the above statement her English has much improved, but that's alright because she has taught me a new language. :)

Amanda said...

Congrats to Andrea on her wedding and most especially on shimmying in public. I find the public shimmy as a special day to recognize as well.
I think I like Andrew already!
Thanks for the picture!