The historic Minikahda Club knew it was opening its doors this day to a stellar couple. First of all, I am a HUGE fan of these two. Family is center for Mary and Austin. Their families have already become part of mine as Mary's grandma was the administrative manager for years for my father. On Austin's side, we would be bonding in Steamboat for another family wedding. Families couldn't get any more fun than these! There were so many special moments and exchanges that gave me permanent goose bumps.
This journey has been nothing short of a miracle. I know that I will never fully understand the sacrifices families of the armed forces make day in and day out. I do know for Sandy and Casey, their life the past year has not been what they had planned. Blessed to be alive, Casey took a bullet to the face in service overseas to our Country. His jaw was wired shut for months as he healed with Sandy by his side. Adding to the difficulty, Casey laid his military buddy and best friend to rest; his 4-year old son walked in his place.
This day was complete in every way! Laura & Tyler bring out the best in each other and live life to its fullest in San Francisco. They invited me into their world and explore with them some of their favorite places in this colorful city! From skateboards to knives to archery, I have never met such a fun-loving couple with a crazy cool dark side edge. Many of these moments look out of a movie set. I couldn't get enough. Our night ended swapping stories over incredible sushi by the Bay.