Posted on October 14, 2002

  • Jessie and I were married Saturday, Oct. 12th, at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside. Jessie’s oldest brother, Father Peter, performed the ceremony (which, by all accounts that I’ve heard, was beautiful and moving). I nearly broke down and cried when I saw Jessica being led to the altar. She was so beautiful. I hope to have some pictures to show you in a couple of weeks (after the honeymoon).

    The reception went by in a blur, but everyone told me that it was a fantastic party. It was great having my family around me again. We live too far apart and I miss them greatly. My Mom and Dad divorced when I was 2, but they seem to get along great now. I was really happy to see them hanging out together and having a good time.

    I was a little nervous about meeting Jessie’s family for the first time (as a future son-in-law). My fears turned out to be completely unfounded. Despite the language barriers (I don’t speak Vietnamese) we got along just great. Given all of the hardships they’ve had to endure (escaping Vietnam in the late ’70s and starting over with nothing in a strange new country) I wouldn’t blame them for being bitter and mistrustful. However, I found them to be some of the kindest and warmest people I’ve ever met. I feel so honored to be part of their family.

    I’ll write more when we get back from our Honeymoon. Thanks everyone for sending such nice emails. Jessie and I will try to respond to as many of them as we can. I doubt I will be doing any Halloween imagery this year. I do have a small collection of pre-existing work, which you can access by using my search engine.

    I hope to be back working on new wallpapers before the end of the month. Thanks everyone for being patient!