As a brief overview of our trip to the States we saw many friends and family, got some time for rest and relaxation, and ate some really great food. Here are some pictures from our trip:
|The Hulk at Universal Studios Orlando|
|The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!|
|The pictures were talking to each other.|
|Dawn French- the Fat Lady.|
|The Sorting Hat|
|Mark, Lee, Chas, Todd, James, and me at Universal|
The major event and reason why we were in the States: March 24- Ordination and Consecration of Bishop Greg Brewer! This was a beautiful service and is now posted on YouTube (part 1, part 2).
|Rev. in front of the Bishops|
|The Bishops Consecrating Greg Brewer as a Bishop|
|Right Rev. and Mrs Brewer announced|
|Celebrating after the consecration|
As it turns out, my good friend Shannon Weber married Matt Wolf the day after the consecration and Todd and I were able to go see this awesome event and spend time with some friends that I haven't seen in a while. We had a blast and I feel very lucky to have been able to be there!
|Matt and Shannon Wolf!|
|Friends from University at the beach-side wedding reception: Jen, Liz, Ann, me, Jonelle, Steph|
|Sunset on the beach|
|We got together for breakfast the next morning- Bride and Groom came too!|
My parents came down for the consecration and stayed for a vacation. Todd and I got to spend a few days with them in St. Pete where we went to the beach, shopped, and got to visit with my grandmother and her sisters.
|St. Pete Pier- Feeding the Pelicans|
|Aquarium at The Pier|
|Diner breakfast with my mom, me, Aunt Gwen, Aunt Barbara, my grandmother, Todd and my Dad (taking the picture).|
|Balcony view from our beach condo|