Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wedding Weekend

Well Kami found her one and only, her true love, her other half. And they decided to get married on October 12, so I drove to Utah with the kids to spend a few days with family and go to the wedding. My mom watched my kids a lot for me (and I am so grateful) because there were a lot of fun things going on! Kami had a bachelorette party on the night I arrived. It was at Classic Skating which is where I spent a fair amount of my childhood. What a blast from the past to be on that skating rink again. I hadn't skated in YEARS, and the skates felt like blocks of cement. It took me awhile to warm up, but it was SO fun.

I just love Kami's sisters. They have always been so good to me, and they are so fun to be around.

I'm not sure how we got a picture with an empty rink behind us. It was actually really busy that night. Lots of fun watching the teenagers flirt and wondering about the older gentleman who was there by himself enjoying a night on his skates.

Amy and I are a deadly combination. We get going and can't stop with the jokes and poses.

After skating we went to Kami's sister's house and played Bunco. Each time someone got a bunco, Kami had to pull something out of a bag and tell how she was going to use it. *blush*

The Bunco gang

Moving on to Thursday night...shower with my best friends from high school. Other people are always so amazed that we have stayed in contact. How could we not!? I love these girls. We had the shower at Janelle's house, and her mom came and did games and dinner with us. She used to throw Halloween parties for us, so this was reminiscent of our high school days.

We even did our favorite game, The Penny Toss. I just grin thinking about a bunch of 30+ year olds doing stuff like this...and loving it.

We had a delicious spaghetti dinner and played Bingo.

And now for the big day. I drove to Salt Lake with these girls and cherished every minute we got to talk and catch up.

The temple sealing was wonderful. I guess age and experience have caused me to be pretty emotional and I also really felt the Spirit being in the temple. The luncheon was at the Lion House, and we ate till we thought we might burst. Amy and I had joked with Kami that we might burst into song when she gave her little "speech." Well, we didn't do that exactly, but something came over me and suddenly during one quiet moment, I started snapping my fingers and making weird be-bop noises. My friends joined in, and we had about 6 seconds of glory...which turned into embarrassment. I don't regret it though. :)

The reception that night was at a place called Castle Park Events Center in Lindon. It was beautiful, and so fun to chat and mingle with great friends and people from my past. Kami looked stunning and her dress was incredible.

These are all girls I lived with at the Riviera in Provo. We sent Jason and Kami off with sparklers...and they are spending their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. 

Nate had to work and also was interviewing in California, so he couldn't make it. That was a bummer, but the kids were great, and the drive to and from Utah actually went really well.


Lindsey said...

I loved the wrap up. Last weekend was everything I hoped it would be (and needed!) It was so great to be with you and the girls. Lots of fun moments, but the be-bopping was truly hilarious.

Anonymous said...

You my friend are truely a wonder to behold and not just on roller skates. Somehow i think we were always suppose to meet because no one else would laugh and our weird and crazy antics! This weekend was one for the books and i wish we could do it more often, keep working on your strawberry shotrcake theme song though... it needs some polishing!

Tina said...

I'm so happy for Kami. I don't know her but I know her through your blog and she seems amazing. I remember you talking about her when we worked together! She looked gorgeous and what a fun week/weekend. I'm glad you got to be there with her.

Kami said...

Jess! I love all of these photos! What a fun weekend we had! Please send me copies! :) Love you bestest friend!

Kendra said...

Janelle's mom's parties were the best! Seriously great memories with all you girls. I was so sad I couldn't be there for this. I am so happy for Kami. Man I wish I was there to hear that Be-bopping! Glad you got to go and have such a great week