Wednesday, May 1, 2013

so many weddings, so little time!

Wow.  Let's just briefly talk about how long it has been since I have posted something.  In the last few weeks, I have been in Jacksonville, FL (and briefly Baltimore, MD) and every state between here and Clinton, MO.  Two personal days, four flights and 30+ hours in the car, and it's May already!

Let's recap the past few weeks, shall we?

The Three Musketeers--Me, Ashley and Taylor
After staying at school prepping for a sub and getting homework ready for a vacationing first grader until 8 o'clock, taking the pups to my parents' and staying up until almost 1 a.m. packing, Mark and I left home at four in the morning on April 19 to head off to Jacksonville (more specifically, Palm Coast) to see my best friend since kindergarten, Ashley, get hitched.  It was a wonderful weekend, filled with my two best friends, our boys, one of my other families, a beautiful wedding and lots of dancing.  Even though it was crazy busy and we were going pretty much nonstop all weekend, it was so nice to see Ashley and Tay--I honestly can't remember when the last time all three of us were in the same place was.

Check out how gorgeous my best friend is--and that dress!  Simply gorgeous!  Congratulations, Ashley and Eric!!

Despite some not so stellar weather, Mark and I still stopped by the beach briefly.  I never thought I'd be able to wear flannel to a Florida beach.

The clouds were lovely on the flight home--at least, after we got through them.  I do not do take offs well...  and seeing all that white outside the window for a very long time did not make a very happy flyer.

The next weekend, after staying at school until 5:30 getting ready for my next sub, we left home around seven and drove alllllllllll night long with two of our friends to Clinton, MO for Mark's best friend from college's wedding.  Another delightful weekend--a little more relaxing and not as wild, for sure, but still a beautiful wedding.

Mark was the best man, so I spent the weekend pretending to be a groomsmen.  Mark and Matt let me tag along to the bachelor party (my first!  We went bowling, and I didn't do too badly), and I loved getting to see the beautiful bride, Jillian.  Fun Fact:  In college, I tried to set up Matt with my best friend, Taylor.  That obviously didn't work out--instead, Tay was blessed with her handsome groom-to-be, and I was blessed with a new friend in Jillian.
Now, it's back to normal life for awhile.  We are taking our TerraNova Achievement Tests at school this week, so hopefully soon I'll have something more school related to talk about!

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