This time last week we were all sitting in the car, driving back home from a weekend in the country, a weekend that saw my mum get married. It’s been a busy week so it’s only now that I get to sit and say congratulations mum and Peter.
We went up on Friday night and stayed at my sister’s. Poor Helen, having six Malloys land on her door step, but she coped admirably. She even coped with us having a minor kerfuffle when our phones rang on Friday night, notifying us the alarm was ringing back home. Thankfully Zita was able to check and everything was all right.
Saturday was hot and humid in Shepparton but the weather held (just) for the ceremony. I never thought we’d see a shorter wedding ceremony than ours but I think mum and Peter may have made it. After the ceremony it was off across the river to Mooroopna for a beautiful lunch and catch up with family members that extended in to the evening as Helly hosted a barbecue.
Sunday came and we finally gave Helen back her house. We stopped in to see the newly wed’s new home and had the honour of being their first guests. We also ate them out of their only supplies so we’ll have to stock the pantry for them when we next go up.
So now mum is Mrs Malloy Vibert and she and Peter are happily setting up their new house. I bet they have their boxes unpacked before ours are completed. With mum changing her name that leaves Rae with the honour of being the only Mrs Malloy left in this branch of the family tree, the long history of Mrs Malloy’s now rests on the shoulders of Albert and Henry.
I didn’t take that many photos of the day, and missed a golden opportunity to get the four kids together, in one place and looking respectable but it was much more about family than photos. Still, here are a few for the curious, or you can see Mum and Peter’s wedding set on Flickr.
Congratulations again mum and Peter,, we hope you have a long and happy time together