The flower girls are going to be 10 soon. Gift shopping looms, and a visit associated with the event. That's always like attending a five-ring circus, I can tell you.:)<quoted text>
I read ur wedding post twice and smiled ear to ear - thanks So much for sharing!
but... the big question is - did ya get drunk? lol lol
our celebration began afterwards, one down and another kid to go. lol - out came the measuring tape and Dad's new "man cave" was born. but peace and quiet didn't last very long, for along came 3 new rug rats to add to the clan and the circle of life continues.
we babysat the kids just this weekend, and u wanna talk about "the Loud family" my ears are still hurting. lol
after they left, the wine came out, we held the glasses up with goofy smiles and hubby took a picture and texted it to my D, she responded with a laugh and said what nerds we were and said see ya next weekend. lol
That portion of "my tribe" left in a bit after the scripted dances (including the "dollar-dances" time with the bride and groom). Next day was a school day, you see. I hung around some nursing a 2nd beer. Then I went to my room to change to casual clothes. Instead of going right back, I went outside. My ex-wife was sitting on a bench, and we had a chat. She was kind of anticipating the end of the reception and gathering various stuff after its end. Since I didn't participate in any set-up of the wedding area or the reception room, I asked what I could do. I found out the only the groom's dad and step-mother had gone to the wedding area to gather the 100 or so chairs and assorted decorations in their trailer they had. I headed off to help them.
It was still humid enough as it was later in the afternoon to break a sweat if working as was evident by the other guy's dress shirt! Anyway, we got-r-done before light of day waned to darkness. When I got back to the inn, reception was over (7:00PM). Bride, groom, and some of the wedding party, and Mom were in the lobby with some of the reception decorations to store in a room overnight. Bride is holding 2 pitchers of beer, and thrusts one at me. I take it.
What "we" were waiting on was the maid-of-honor (my youngest) and some others "preparing" the room of the newly-wedded couple. While we are hanging around I'm sipping from the pitcher. At brides insistence, I am to go up and see the room. We eventually go. I'm basically just socializing with these young folk including the youngest's new boyfriend and commenting on the booze in the room and all the flower petals spread all over. I declined to comment on the packs of condoms being noted by others.
After finishing the pitcher and grabbing a beer from the cooler in the room "for the road" I retired to the front of the inn outside for some night air. Beautiful evening! When that beer was finished, I retired to my room. Nope, still not drunk. But thirst quenched and relaxed!
:) It's all true!