My cousin Brian is my mother’s only brother’s only son (haha…got that)(he is on the right with the blue shirt). Brian has lived in Japan for at least the past five years. While in Japan, he met a lovely lady, Ayumi (next to Brian in the stripes), and they got married last November. Though I would have loved to attend the wedding in Japan, Moysee was just a couple months old and flying internationally with two little ones under three might be a form of torture in some countries. This August, Brian and Ayumi came to visit the United States and we celebrated their marriage with a traditional banquet-style dinner at our favorite Chinatown restaurant, Delight 28.
My whole family was there to celebrate Brian and Ayumi. I am so excited she is part of our family. In my mind, Brian will always be the fifteen year old boy who loved Japanimation. I am still trying to wrap my head around how a fifteen year old boy can be married!
Ayumi’s parents (first row on the right) own a ramen shop with her older brother in Japan. Because of their business, they could only visit New York for seven days. For a few days of their trip, they stayed in Manhattan and toured the city with a Japanese tour guide. We were happy to meet Ayumi’s family.
Ayumi really liked the girls. And though Moysee doesn’t look like it in this picture, the girls really liked her also.
I wish Brian and Ayumi so much love, luck, and happiness in their new life together. I hope to see them again next year!
Cousin Chrissy xoxo