Sometime early last week, I was having lunch with Jenna when I realized, out loud, that the wedding we had on Saturday fell directly over Aiden's nap time. I was having a mini-breakdown trying to figure out how we would handle that, when Jenna suggests that she could watch him. GREAT SUGGESTION, JENNA!
So, Saturday morning, Jenna came over half an hour before the start of the wedding. I went over where everything was that she would need and then we left. I'm not sure how he did after we walked out the door, but Aiden seemed happy with Jenna and her 7-year-old daughter Jandi.
The wedding itself was fun. I have not been to a lot of weddings lately, mostly due to the fact that everyone I know is pretty much married off. This one was interesting because it was in a church. It surprised me to realize that the last wedding I went to (and was actually a bridesmaid in) was the summer after my first year in Texas. That means it was the summer of 2003. I can only recall one other wedding that I have been to inside a church, and that was my cousin Mike's way back when. I seriously don't even know when it was. I just know I was a kid. Since then, all the weddings have been outside, save one - that was in a Vegas chapel. Ha!
I know it will probably irritate some to know that I do not attend church. Therefore, my main association with churches is with funerals. As Travis and I were walking up to the church, I started to get a little anxiety, until I realized that this was not a sad occasion. It was a happy one! A wedding! Anxiety averted.
The wedding itself was a complete 180 to what I am accustomed to. I work with the bride, Sheri, at UTMB and she married a pastor. They had a service in the middle of their ceremony. I'm sure that is totally normal for most, but it is not what I have experienced in my adulthood. Interesting though.
After the ceremony, we walked over to the recreation hall for the reception. Sheri's friend Kate made the groom's cake. The groom proprosed to Sheri on the beach, so he chose a sand castle for his cake. It was DELICIOUS.
I also know two of the bridesmaids from work as well. Michelle, dancing in the middle in the photo below, and Katie, who has a son five months younger than Aiden. I also made a new friend in Kate (pictured on the left), who was at the bachelorette party.
After the reception, we headed back to get Aiden. He had slept through most of our time away, but Jenna assured us that everything went well. And as it turns out, Jandi loved taking care of Aiden, so Jenna didn't really have to do much! ;)