Ok. We have alot to cover this morning. It was a very busy weekend and surfing was only a minor part of it due to the howling onshore winds yesterday which made it impossible to paddle out. Let’s see. Let’s start with the marriage of nerds #1 and #2. A small, beautiful ceremony on the beach Saturday.
As Best Man, I picked up BP in the morning to go for a surf while Annika got ready. We paddled out at Porto and had a few fun waves before the tide dropped. As a friend said, it was small but shapely for about the first hour. After surf, I took him to the beach as we waited for her arrival, and then I quickly jumped into my role as photographer and snapped away. It was such an amazing day and they both looked so adorable.
Annika had her other friend, Andrea, attend the ceremony as well, so it was just the four of us along with the Minister.
The nerds that they are.
On Friday night, they hosted a small dinner party with some of their closest friends in attendance including, Brook, one of Annika’s very close friends.
Brook was past-due pregnant and absolutely huge. She sat on the floor quietly stroking her big overdue belly, and then at one point, she got up and propped herself against the door jam and stood there saying nothing. I looked over to her and she was ghost white. I asked her if she was ok, and she looked over to her husband who was sitting next to me and said, “I think it’s starting.” She stood there sort of laughing nervously saying she wasn’t sure, and then another contraction hit and she went ghost white all over again. Seth quickly got their things together and they left. Annika got the text message at 6:30 am that they had an 8 pound baby girl! A marriage and a baby all on the same day.
So then, yesterday afternoon I had my tattoo appointment. I added water, waves and cherry blossoms to an existing tattoo.
The entire tattoo took about 2 1/2 hours. Last night sleep was difficult. Today wearing pants is difficult. But I am so happy with the results.