Sigh...we just finished up the week post-wedding of our youngest child and second daughter whose wedding we celebrated last weekend. Despite the months of worrying about possible weather catastrophes, blizzards, ice, snow, the day turned out beautifully sunny and chilly, cold enough for her to wear the full length faux fur she bought to cover her gown. She and the day were gorgeous.
As for my husband and
myself, we are absolutely exhausted. Somewhere in my younger days I had
convinced myself that no obstacle was too great to overcome despite my
aging joints. I would always be able to climb ladders, hang fabric from
ceilings, string lights and dance to my heart's content at whatever
function we had concocted. I hear you laughing!
While I had fun
operating the man-lift all over the gym, my legs are still screaming at
all the standing and walking we did for 48 hours decorating and
dressing, photographing, entertaining and dancing then de-decorating.
But we did it and it was very worth it. She and her new husband were
very happy with everything and they have begun their life together
Meanwhile, my husband and I spent Sunday returning the
U-Haul truck we used to cart wedding stuff back and forth across town,
returned tuxes, retrieved the 42 linen tablecloths from the dumpster
they were accidently dumped into, checked over the gym where we had the
reception to make sure everything was picked up and cleaned, (it wasn't,
we found a full plastic cup of beer in the foyer and a guest's personal
bottle of wine) and then finally that evening made it to church at the
university where we almost fell asleep in the last pew because we were
Meanwhile, our other daughter who was married five
years ago, and flew home 1,700 miles to be here for the wedding was
nursing a broken toe throughout the entire wedding. But she performed
all her matron of honor duties bravely despite the toe. Needless to say
she was also exhausted and fell asleep while she and her husband were
visiting his parents the day after the wedding, much to her
I was thrilled that one of my aunts, an uncle and a cousin made it to the wedding also! Thank you Aunt Georgia, Uncle Carl and cousin Matt Schroeder for making the trip and really making my day!
All in all it was a wonderful weekend! While I
won't be decorating, preparing, hostessing and tearing down another huge
event very soon (someone should recommend a good therapist if I do) it
was all worth it!
Now onto regular life...oh did I
mention that our son is getting married in two months? No? Now I need to revisit that last paragraph on needing a therapist...