The weekend didn't start off like we would have hoped but it still managed to be a top notch weekend. I woke up at midnight on Thursday night to no power and for the remainder of the night I listened to the crews working to get it back up and running. Which didn't happen. Getting Kaden to lay in bed and watch cartoons is sometimes a challenge but now, we didn't even have cartoons on our side. It was literally just the 4 of us. On the positive side, I got ready in record time since all I could was pull my wet hair back in a ponytail. And on an even brighter note, we were headed to my mom and dad's for the weekend so we really didn't need the power to come back on until Sunday but the sooner the better for hopes our food wouldn't spoil. We loaded the car up with the kids and a couple coolers of food and headed south. We would stay at my mom and dad's for the night and then we would all load up and head on down 241 into Bella Vista for my sister's nuptials.
Life is sometimes hectic but Saturday brought a whole new meaning to hectic and this family, we had to divide and conquer to get everything done. Mom and I took the kids and headed to the ceremony location. We chatted for a little while and then she took Blake and Kaden and headed into Jennifer's house to do a little cooking and to wait for Dad and Justin. Now, Dad and Justin had to meet Brett at the football stadium for his first scrimmage and as soon as it was over they hauled *ss to get back to the house in time for the wedding. At 6:45 everyone was in place and the wedding was about to start. My niece(s) Leah and Lauren were the first ones down the isle followed closely by Blake (who actually carried the real rings-but don't worry he had lots of practice at my wedding). And then there was Brett, my oldest nephew, the-I'm-already-a-foot-taller-than-my-aunt-and-I-am-not-even-fourteen, who stood proud and tall with his mom on his arm as he escorted her down the isle. There she and Rob exchanged their vows to one another as their family and closest friends overlooked. It was short. It was simple. It was perfect and wouldn't have wanted to be any other place. It has been a long road for my sister but I am truly happy that she has found someone that makes her smile this much. I mean, this is what it is all about, Right?! Love you sister, so very honored to be a part of your special day.