Last weekend we attended the wedding of W's cousin. It was in NJ, about 5 hours away by car. I had no idea how much my feet would swell from just sitting in the car and it made me really glad I don't have a desk job.
We didn't go for the "welcome dinner" on Friday night because I just knew it would be too much. I also wanted some time to spend with W over the weekend not doing anything special.
We headed down early Saturday morning and arrived at the hotel with a few hours to spare. Since we don't have cable (just Netflix) we watched some mindless T.V and relaxed. The wedding was at 5:00.
The venue was beautiful and the ceremony was absolutely perfect. We both admitted that we liked the ceremony better than our own. I teared up as the bride walked down the isle and as they said their vows. Whenever I hear a couple say their vows it makes me think of everything we committed to on our wedding day and how we've kept those commitments despite everything. No one ever thinks their marriage will face so much stress and pressure those first few years. It makes me so glad I have such a great guy who has stood by my side throughout it all and that we came out of it a stronger couple.
There was dinner under a tent and dancing in a barn up the hill a little ways. The cake was made by the groom's sister and was the most amazing carrot cake ever. I may have had 2 slices. It was a lot of standing on my feet in not very smart shoes, but I still enjoyed myself.
I wanted to share a few photos from the wedding since I really liked them. I was 24+4 in these pictures and our BiL took them.
At the wedding I took a few bites of things I haven't been eating. It's so hard when you are at a wedding and faced with so many delicious things. I passed on a lot, but tried a few things. That night I had a horrible dream that a doctor told us the babies were going to die and we just had to wait for their hearts to stop beating. It really made me think it's better to just pass than to feel guilty about eating things. It's such a small sacrifice for something so amazing. I think next time I'll just say no.