Oh Happy Day!

It would take FOREVER to tell you all the details of the wedding “weekend”, so instead, I’m just going to tell you my top 10 favorite memories of the ordeal.

10) Getting a bridal party mani/pedi the day before the wedding. It wasn’t the nicest of spas, in fact, it was just a nail salon at the mall…but, it was great to be pampered just a little bit. I splurged and went for a shellac french manicure! It was a pretty penny…and I can’t say it was completely worth it…but I do love my nails.

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9) Jon and Liz being in town for 4 days and not having to go to drill. We always love hanging out with them when they’re in town, but drill takes up so much of their time. So, it was nice to just be with them. Brad and Jon are pretty close. Jamielynn says that Brad “comes alive” when he’s around Jon. I would say that’s true.

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8 ) When the photographer asked if she could hire me as an assistant! I immediately said “You can!” and everybody laughed. I don’t think she was expecting that…but I’ll take whatever break I can get to learn more about photography.

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7) When Zoe arrived at the church with Liz. I had to leave before she woke up, so I didn’t get to see her all day long. The moment I saw her, nothing else in the world mattered except getting her in my arms. I’m constantly amazed at how deep my love is for her…just because I never knew you could love somebody that much.

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6) Seeing Jessica’s face when she showed up at the house we were getting ready for. She was absolutely bursting with happiness.

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5) Getting to hang out with my sisters for 2 days straight. We don’t ever get that much time together these days. It was awesome to just be with them.

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4) One of my very favorite moments: When Jamielynn handed me my dress to get ready and it wouldn’t go over my hips. I thought, “Oh Lord, I wonder if she{the lady who made the dresses} took it in too much” and then tried to get it over my head. It got stuck on my boobs. Jamielynn was tugging and pulling, trying desperately to not rip the dress. I was stuck with my hands over my head and a dress tight across my boobs…not going anywhere…telling her “You’ve GOT to get me in this dress!!”. We were freaking out. I told Jamielynn I couldn’t breathe and she told me to stop being dramatic. I said, “No. Like…I really can’t breathe. You’ve gotta get me OUT of this dress.” At that point we reversed the tugging, I got even more stuck, something ripped a little bit, and finally I was free. It was in that moment that we realized Jamielynn had given me HER dress…a mere 6 sizes smaller than mine. And then we died laughing.

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3) Watching Zoe at the reception. She thought that it was her party and everybody was there to shower her with attention. She worked that room like it was that last thing she was ever going to do. She conned numerous people into giving her their chocolate kisses. More than once she dominated the dance floor. It was an absolute riot watching her in action.

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2) Giving my sister a toast, I LOST it. Like, I almost started hyper-ventilating, lost it. I’d held it together for the most part all day long, but then I stood up to tell the room how much my sister means to me, and I just crumbled into a mess of tears. I’m crying now, just thinking about it. She’s seriously the best big sister you could ever ask for… I hope the room got that message in the midst of my meltdown. It didn’t help that I was looking at her and tears were running down her face too.

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1) Watching my beautiful sister, my best friend in the whole world, marry the love of her life.

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Happy Monday Ya’ll!

PS. One more: The wedding happened on Friday and Brad took off Thursday to help with the last minute details, which meant that when the wedding was over we still had a full weekend with NO PLANS!!! It was fabulous.

PPS. Zoe’s favorite part: lfewc eercr3rt****/82222222*8*9+++++0+322222222222.

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3 responses to “Oh Happy Day!

  1. that was a great count down! also, is that PPS supposed to be a link?

    • nope. she just started typing…so I thought I’d include it. She typically adds a little something to every post but I always delete it. I figured she deserved to add a little this time, being that it was her party and all 😉

  2. My favorite part was the same as Zoe’s. But also the whole dress incident…that was friggin hilarious!

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