with emotions! It's been an amazing weekend. I took off work yesterday and spent the entire day with all the bridesmaids and Christa. We got our nails did, we had spa treatments, we ate, and we got to know each other better. We're all amazingly alike, and I thought Christa's little heart was going to explode right out of her chest. She kept hugging us and saying, "I can't believe you're all here together!" We were her peeps. :)
After we got our nails did, Jennie, Kerri and I went to Memphis Pizza Cafe and had a 3:00 lunch. We were HONGRY!!! I'm so glad we did that because we didn't eat until close to 8:00. We would have starved to death before then! We met at the church at 6 for rehearsal. And waited on the sweet couple to get there to join us. We rehearsed and goofed off and I smiled stupidly for pics, then we chowed down on some barbecue. The groom's family is from Missouri and wanted some good ol' barbecue.
After the rehearsal, Todd and I came back to the Ville and got pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks. Yummmmmmm. Then we came home and went to bed. Well, we stayed for about up for an hour, then went to bed. I know, we're exciting, right??? We kinda used last night to celebrate our upcoming anniversary on Monday, October 4th. We're celebrating 14 years! Anyway, the kids spent the night with Mimi and Papa, so we could have a kids free night and celebrate. I am very thankful for the time we had.
Today, we woke up at the crack of dawn and left for soccer, and for me to get to the church. We had pics, then the wedding started at 2:30. We all held up really good until the bridesmaids gathered around Christa and prayed for her. Then we all lost it. And continue to lose it until the seconds before we walked down the aisle. I cried through the entire thing, almost. Jason wept when he joined Christa and her dad, therefore I wept. Because we all know that when one cries in my presence, I cry with them. It was the most meaningful ceremony I have ever been to. There was worship music, tears, laughter, jumping up and down with excitement...it was just awesome.
It's been a great weekend. I'm sad to see it go. I have had very mixed emotions all day-I met some incredible new friends, that I would love to remain close to, saw a best friend get married and said goodbye to her, all in 48 hours. Nothing could have prepared me for this weekend, but I'm kinda glad. It was full of God's presence. He definitely smiled on Christa and Jason this weekend. :) I feel so honored to have been a part of it all. I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.
Well, I'm gonna finish watching the Alabama/Florida game with the hubs, and chat with him and his friend Bob, who just got here. Love to all.