Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

It felt like the never-ending vacation, but it ended.  Finally.

Mom and I returned home this weekend in something resembling a lump.  Make that two lumps.

I did promise you some details on my nephew's wedding.  That seems like Forever ago.  To be fair, it was a couple of weeks ago... It was a Catholic wedding.  As you can guess, the church was lovely.  There were something like three weddings happening in that church that day.  This one was at noon and was pretty short insofar as Catholic weddings go.  The first memorable moment (for me) was simply how happy my nephew looked when he saw his bride at the back of the church.  His face lit up.  I really thought his smile would engulf the entirety of his being.  I had a difficult time looking away from that joy to even focus on the bride.  Turns out, she had that same look on HER face.  I didn't expect to cry, but I felt myself tearing up.  Yeah, I needed a tissue.  But, that was the ONLY time.

The other memorable wedding moment came during the vows.  My  nephew said his first.  When the bride began her vows she accidentally said, "I (groom's name)..." and then stopped realizing what she'd done.  She had no idea what to do.  She looked at the groom in horror.  Then looked out at the congregation with his look on her face that clearly said, "Now what???"  The priest said something in her ear that got back her on track.  She began again using her own name - instead of the groom's - and everything went smoothly after that little hiccup.  Of course, those are the stories that make a wedding great!!!

The reception was amazing all the way around.  The food was outstanding.  There was dancing for anyone who felt like getting out there and shaking their groove-thing.  The DJ was one of those who only played about a 60 seconds or so of any given song.  That was a plus and a minus.  If you loved a song and were really digging it, so much fun to dance to, and if you hated a song and not a great dance tune, well you only had to suffer through it for 60 seconds or so:)  The crowd was mostly 20 somethings, so I spent the bulk of the reception hanging out with the older folks (yeah the 40 somethings).  That included my brother, sister-in-law, and her siblings.  I mostly danced with my sister-in-law, one of her brothers, and my brother (occasionally).

There was one of those cool photo booths at the reception with an entire table of funky junk for you to wear while taking your picture.  I hopped into that thing with my mom and brother.  My mom has that picture or I would post it for you.  But I do have the ones that I took of me and my sister-in-law's brother that we took after stepping off the dance floor.  We took two trips through that Magic Machine because someone left the curtain behind us open and we didn't realize it until our session was nearly over.   All I can say is whoever thought of those photo booths... great idea!

If you are wondering why I have no pictures of the bride and groom... well, I still don't own a camera.  And I can't figure out how to download anything off my phone.  So, I didn't take one single picture this entire vacation.  I am counting on getting some professional pictures or copying some off of Facebook before this is all over. 


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! I love those photo booths. They are great at parties.

  2. You look quite silly, but a fun kind of silly!
    And it's those mistakes that the bride and groom will remember many years later and be able to laugh about.
    Welcome home, lump! We've missed you.

  3. I love your first two lines here. I could just feel the happy exhaustion! And the photo booth? What fun!

  4. What fun pictures!! You must be as bad as I am with a cell phone. I would really rather not have one.

    Glad you had fun at the wedding.

  5. So we don't get a picture..... I can't see those little pictures even with a magnifying glass. I tried it. Tiz really hell to age.
    I hope you had tissues and enjoyed the dancing. Must have been fun to be with your family again but there is no place like home, so says Dorathy.

  6. Rebecca ~ This was my first Photo Booth experience. Picking out the "accessories" was as much fun as taking the pictures!

    Alex ~ Hahahaha. Thank you, Alex. I agree. No one remembers the parts of the day that ran smoothly. It is the hiccups that are remembered fondly. It is so good to be home!

    Liza ~ You are so astute, Miss Liza. Yes, I am so happy to be back. Isn't it nice to leave? Isn't it equally nice to return???

    Grumpster ~ ...

    MJWC ~ I am not all that spectacular with anything technological. I can take pictures on my phone, but they will live there Forever. I had my IPod, which I can download to my computer, but I never remembered to carry it anywhere. Gah...

    Manzanita ~ I tried enlarging the pictures, but it only made them fuzzy. So annoying. It isn't your eyes. They really are small. My mom had a tissue; she is always prepared. I really did enjoy the dancing. Didn't have the best shoes for it, but there you go. You couldn't be more right: there is no place like home.

  7. What fun! I loved the photo booth we had at my daughter's Bat Mitzvah - some of the greatest pictures from the party! It's so romantic that their faces lit up at the sight of one another!

  8. Sounds like you had a fine time. I haven't been to all that many weddings which is okay with me. They're fun and all, but I guess I'm not all that into that kind of social stuff. My own three weddings were pretty small affairs which is probably good since there were three of them and that would have been kind of expensive.

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  9. She said the groom's name? I've never heard of someone doing that before! But at least it'll make a good story for their 10 year anniversary party :D

  10. The king and queen of the wedding! Glad you had a great time. Hope you've recuperated from your vacay :)

  11. Well, I am glad you are back, and twice as glad you had a good time. I'd like t write a story about those facial expressions in the photos!

  12. Oh, I love - LOVE! - the photos!!! The boa, the tiara, the wand ... you could be playing dress-up at my house! But mostly, the smile ... the fun! Years of pain, of migraines, of torture. And here, today, I see you smiling, travelling, surrounded by family, having fun ... :)

  13. Linda ~ I would love to see a variety of pics that came out of that Photobooth. I bet they are a riot. You are so right about that First Sight Moment at the wedding. Priceless.

    Arlee ~ I am no wedding expert. I can only say that this one was lovely.

    Kellie ~ Yep. These are the stories that make a wedding Awesome!

    Carol ~ I think I am getting there on the recuperating. The wedding was really lovely:)

    JJ ~ Write away. I am always interested to read your take on... well, anything.

    Mary ~ It was like playing dress up! So much fun! I am slowly but surely getting better. Been a long time coming!!!


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