Good Evening! For those of you who don’t know me, I am Sarah, Angie’s slightly older sister. I want to start by congratulating Angie and Derek, and thanking all of you for coming here today.
I of course have known Angie, a very, very long time. Angie and I have always been pretty much inseparable as long as I can remember and we have always managed to keep each other laughing. I vividly remember Angie and I staying up until well past our bedtime, throwing stuffed animals at each other, talking about boys and laughing so hard at everything and anything. To this day Angie is the only person I know that can make me laugh so hard it hurts. Now, I of course have lots and lots of fun embarrassing stories about her…but because it is her special day, I will leave her alone.
But there is always Derek…Derek, Derek, Derek. The big bonus of Angie and Derek dating as long as they have is that we have all gotten to know Derek really well, really, really well…he has become the big brother I never had… or wanted. But honestly he has really become a part of our family. He hunts, drinks beer, and wears flannel so it wasn’t too much of a stretch. Now, I have been trying for weeks to come up with a single embarrassing story, something about meeting Derek for the first time, or the first time he met our family, and frankly I came up with nothing. Derek has always been polite, kind, and funny to everyone…EVERYONE…frankly man it’s a little spooky.
But in all seriousness I want to congratulate Angie and Derek from the bottom of my heart, I’ve seen this coming for a long time, and I couldn’t be more pleased to see two people so perfect for each other together. I love you both.
Now Ladies and Gentlemen, would you all please join me in a toast to Angie and Derek:
To love, laughter, and happily ever after, Cheers!