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These party animals went to see the animals.You would think that a wedding would be enough excitement for the Tates.  You would be wrong.  We are party-all-weekend kind of people.  We went to Chicago for a wedding, but we weren't leaving until we went to a surprise birthday the ZOO!
 The cousins love to be together.  I love to see the cousins together.

 Okay.  By the end of it, we were tired.  Our family friend, Ruth Solomon, was too wonderful a lady to overlook, and it was so nice to be present for her big surprise.  The kids loved the trip, and the Brookfield Zoo was really wonderful.  It was my first experience with an indoor zoo- in California, the animals are mostly outside all of the time.
We left right after the zoo, and made it to Ohio that night.  It seems like years ago now, but it was just a week and a half ago, really.

The wedding was crazy, lovely, and emotional, all in parts, but Job Tate is officially off the market.  May he and Lisa find a safe place to be themselves in each other.
Right across from the lovely homes that we were guests at was the Middlefork Savannah, which seemed more like a swamp to me and was full of lovely creatures and grass, and unfortunately, ticks.  We found seven on our party before we left.  Here is Uncle Josh talking about something ridiculous, I'm sure.

 We were tired from our flight and the little boys just wanted to be held.

The wedding was wonderful, but the best thing about Chicago was how it brought our Tate family together.  Here is my super-pregnant Lisa...look at that baby!  She is due June 8th!  I can't wait to meet her!