something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...
seems to be my mantra the last few weeks. people all around me tyin' the knot...wearin' white...bein' all kissy kissy and happily ever after.
it started with receiving like a dozen wedding announcements in the mail. whoa. i thought everyone i knew was married. apparently..not? it's been fun to see all the classy, unique styles of today's hip & chic brides.
wedding fever continued with watching Bride Wars. have you seen it? i'm not gonna lie...i LOVED it! there were so many parts that i laughed. out loud. not many movies can make me do that. i loved the part where Kate Hudson's hair gets turned blue. classic. maybe it was the mood i was in? don't know. but if you're in need of a giggle or two...rent it, watch it, love it.
then i had the awesome opportunity of attending the wedding of my sweet friend, Meredith. we've known each other since we were all pimply faced...and we cheered for rival junior highs. really. (do rival junior highs exist? apparently they do. this was big stuff back in '99). then we met and realized that we spoke each other's silly language...and well, it's history from there.
oh man though, can i just say, they were SO in love! so GLOWING. see:
congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Wright. you two are lovely.
and can i just say, what a special thing a temple sealing is! made me want to be a better wife. helped me re-realize how special marriage really is. made me grateful for my sweet groom who chose me almost four years ago.
that night there was a killer party...all carnival themed (with a surprise guest hoola hoop circus lady...very crazy). we danced. we laughed. we caught up with old friends. we photographed.
even E got in on the fun. her idea of fun was more like eating everyone's dropped scraps...and crawling all over the yucky floor. babies can be gross, huh?
finally, i got to teach the YW lesson on covenants and ordinances this past Sunday. once again, i was reminded how sweet it is to have temples on this earth...so that our families can really be together forever. i pulled out my old wedding DVD just for kicks...to watch M & me walking out of the temple, freshly sealed...newlyweds...a new little family unit. and it really takes my breath away to see how glowing we were. i couldn't stop dancing, for heaven sakes! Of course, E wanted to watch too....man, she LOVED watching mama and dada...and at that moment, i just had this overwhelming feeling inside of me....on that day, not so long ago, our little family was born. and even though the hectic day can be filled with newness, oldness, blueness and borrowedness....our wedding days are so special because of that....a new little family is born.
so, if i'm being honest...all this weddingness has made me want to get married all over again. such a special day to remember for the rest of your life, huh?