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Christine & Jin's Wedding Weekend

On Friday, November 14th, Grace and I took a morning flight to Washington DC to attend Christine and Jin's wedding. I used to fly to Washington National (Reagan) weekly during my consulting days, but it has been almost 20 years since then. Upon our arrival, we went straight to Jea and Eddie's house. Ana, Bobby, Caden and Colin had just pulled in from NJ.

All of the adults and Colin headed over to the rehearsal dinner, where the celebration was getting under way. It was there that we not only finally met Christine, but also where our reunion was beginning. There were so many old friends (and family) who were brought together by this couple. Jin and I grew up going to church, camp and college together. We were also in the same fraternity to seal our brotherhood.

After 40 courses of meat (Brazilian steak house), Christine and Jin held their Paebaek. I think Jin enjoyed his traditional hanbok a little too much. They both looked great!

On Saturday, the wedding was held at Trump National CC, where Christine's dad (and coincidentally, Eddie) are members. It is a beautiful place with sweeping views of the Potomac beyond the golf course. The first people I saw were Chip and Dean, who were ushers. I saw Chip last month, but it has been almost a decade since I've seen Dean.

The wedding was officiated by my childhood friend, Shawn. Over 10 years ago we saw him preside over one of his first weddings. This was his 36th and it did not disappoint. Not only was his message honest and heartfelt, but it was hilarious as well. I'm still stinging a bit from Taylor Swift leaving Spotify, but Shawn invoked her lyrics in his sermon, reminding me of her young wisdom.

As we walked into dinner, each guest (including Bobby) was given Maize and Blue pom poms. Christine had arranged a surprise for Jin where the wedding party would enter with Hail to the Victors being played by the band. It was a first for me and also a sign of true love.

The reception continued our reunion of friends from so many different phases of life, most recently Jin's bachelor party. The first toast was given by Anish and I'm pretty sure everyone was terrified. The last time I saw him was 3 AM in Las Vegas and I know what he's capable of. He was given many guidelines (restrictions) and still most of his speech was redacted by his wife. Still, he managed to work in "fecal matter," "green energy," and "natural gas" into his speech. It was awesome and unsurprising. Younger siblings, Jin-(Sir) and Irene did such a great job, too. However, Matron of Honor, Jenny came armed with some amazing visual aids. She had texts with Christine before she even met Jin. They were so prescient about their wedding that Jenny saved them just so she could use them in her toast! What a payoff!

I should note that the wedding band came all the way from NY and was amazing. They killed everything they played. I should also note that my camera is great at a lot of things, but evening wedding photos is not one of them. I did my best, and by best, I mean a few face melting snap shots on the dance floor.

On Sunday, we went over to Christine's parents' beautiful home in McLean. It was our last chance to see everyone before we went our separate ways again. I don't know when we'll all be together again, but hopefully it will be the next time Christine and Jin visit California.

We're so happy for Christine, Jin and Tommy. They're already a beautiful and loving family and we wish them the best. Congratulations!

By Jason Rhee · November 16, 2014 · 0 Comments ·

Burlingame Farmers Market

The season (and the year - yikes!) is coming to a close.  Enjoying a beautiful Autumn day downtown.

By Jason Rhee · November 9, 2014 · 0 Comments ·

Lucas's 6th Birthday Party

On November 1st, Lucas turned six years old!  We hosted a party for him at home for his Kindergarten buddies.  Lucas enjoys many things, but none more than Legos.  Our nanny, Kate, went all out and pulled together the decorations and activities, including the hand-drawn cups with Lego faces.

The rain ended just in time for our outdoor affair.  Thanks to all his friends who helped him celebrate.  Thanks, especially, to Kate for all her hard work.

We can't believe our sweet little boy is six already.  Lucas, we love you very much and hope you had a wonderful birthday.

By Jason Rhee · November 2, 2014 · 0 Comments ·

Halloween at POPSUGAR SF - #PSHalloween

By Jason Rhee · November 2, 2014 · 0 Comments ·

Halloween Parade at School

By Jason Rhee · October 31, 2014 · 0 Comments ·

Aqua Dolphin's Soccer Party

Olivia had another great year of AYSO.  Her team celebrated a great season on Thursday, October 30th, at Washington Park.  Thanks to coaches Aleks and Zac for teaching, encouraging and coaching the girls.

By Jason Rhee · October 31, 2014 · 0 Comments ·

Harolds and Kumars Go To Vegas - The Sequel!

It's like déjà vu all over again.  Many old friends gathered in Vegas to celebrate with our dear friend, Jin.  Golf, sushi, steaks and good times.

By Jason Rhee · October 26, 2014 · 0 Comments ·

School Dropoff

Dropoff is not old to me.

By Jason Rhee · October 21, 2014 · 0 Comments ·

Dinner with Michigan Gang

Beth, Ryan and Alex were visiting from the OC, so all the neighborhood kids and the Thornes from SF came over.  The Menlo Park crew were busy teeing it up at Pebble Beach, which is as good an excuse as I can think of.  We subconsciously planned this for a Sunday during a bye week for Michigan Football.  Why mix business with pleasure?

It was so nice to see the T'kindts, whom we miss very much.  It was also great to have the Thornes come down for the first time since moving back.  We're slowly building the crew back up.  It was fun to see all the kids together.

Thanks to Jen who took our group photo.  Everyone was looking at the camera, except for our little rascals!

Aw, what the heck, GO BLUE!

By Jason Rhee · October 19, 2014 · 0 Comments ·

Brunch with Aunt Jen

Sunday, October 19th at Mayfield Bakery & Cafe.  Jen made a surprise visit to SF.  Having a great weekend with her.

By Jason Rhee · October 19, 2014 · 0 Comments ·