** I am back & ready to take on the challange (Again:)! **
We had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!! We celebrated with my family & Brad's & then we participated in the wedding of the year...my baby cousin got married on Saturday!!! I can't believe it...it is still crazy to realize she is old enough to get married...how did that happen??!? We worked hard this weekend & I know they have worked hard on it for months but it was BEAUTFUL!!! The place was easy to decorate...it was pretty on its own. Katie looked absolutely GORGEOUS!! (No shock there, I know:)! I watched her all weekend & it became sureal how grown up she is. She just handled herself so maturely & with such grace...it was just overwhelming. In watching her, I realized how much alike we are...SCARE BEAR, K, I know:)!
After the wedding, Katie & Josh, Charlie & Lindsey, us, & a few of their friends went out to a place called Scooters...OOOOO what FUN!!! I DANCED & so did BRAD!!! Holy cow!!! We left around 1 to go eat "breakfast"...the bride was hungry:)! I have not laughed that hard in SO long...I laughed until I cried several times. Was it the wedding night you "always dreamed of" K??!??!:) It was a FABULOUS weekend!! The only hard part was that Mama wasn't there nor was she at here house over the holiday. I had a few tearful moments standing in the doorway of her bedroom. I think she was there though...I know she was. Papa's alarm went off on Friday morning even though he wasn't there...I went in to turn it off & paused in the doorway just to listen. The lyrics started playing & the first line was, "I wish I was there with you....." It was a Christmas song about missing a loved one...needless to say I cried & left the radio alone:).
It was a weekend to remind me of everything I have to be thankful for...my wonderful family, my friends who texted me Thanksgiving messages, my kids that I get to stay home with, my husband who loves me so much...we are SOOOOOOO truly blessed. I am a lucky lady! I can't wait until Christmas to go home again...it was so hard to leave. It was hard to go because of Mama's absence & it was so hard to leave because I love my family so much!!!
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