Love being a part of this love stuff.

Saturday night was wonderful. I got to watch my good friends Chelsea and Jake get married. She made a lovely bride, he made a handsome groom, and I am so incredibly happy for both of them. Oh. And their wedding? I give 5 stars. I’d give more stars if I could. This was only my fourth wedding to attend (including my own), my second (only after my own) to be surrounded by close friends, and my FIRST ever open bar. That was an amazing experience all on it’s own. It was also a pretty awesome experience to see some of my favorite people all adorable and formal, to goofily dance with my best dude friend, to slow dance with my hubby, to giddily and tipsily drink, eat and be merry with people I love a whole bunch, and to feel all warm and fuzzy because happiness was all around me and I was so happy too. There’s just something super special about being surrounded by dressed-up loved ones, who are all gathered together for the same celebration of more dressed-up loved ones. I may or may not have felt overwhelmingly emotionally blissful inside. The reception was exactly like a party I’d have with this group, but fancier and bigger and with a lot more space to run around laughing and acting like crazy people. I am so glad that I’m finally getting to the age where more friends are getting engaged, because this wedding/love/happiness thing? Call me super cheesy and sentimental, but I absolutely love being a part of this love stuff. And the open-bar thing definitely doesn’t hurt either.

(If it looks like I’m reaching for his penis, I most definitely am not. I swear. I do try to use my manners in public spaces.)

Speaking of love and friends and stuff. Sunday morning I woke up feeling kind of crappy.Β Surprisingly, it wasn’t a hangover. It was cramps from hell. (Sorry boy readers.) I took two Midol only to realize, whilst I was doubling over from pain, that the pills expired in 2010. I was crying in agony on the kitchen floor (You may think I am being dramatic here. Perhaps I was. But in my defense, there is family girly history of passing out from these darn,evil things. ) when my hubby offered to go buy me meds. I accepted his offer. He came back, non-expired Midol in tow, and heated a cloth for my tummy. At this point, I had already texted my best friend Tessa telling her of my tummy woes. She came over to entertain me, ended up buying me cookies, AND even helped me do the dishes. Oh, and we had a mini-fashion show while cooking and burning rice. I love our girl time. I am continually amazed and grateful for having the best people in my life, and I don’t know how I got to be so loved. But I won’t question what I’d rather just enjoy.

In closing, I’d like to share with you the award for most awkward,ill-prepared picture taken on my camera Saturday night. It’s too amusing not to show off :

Ain’t we sexy?

23 thoughts on “Love being a part of this love stuff.

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed your friend’s wedding. It looks as if everyone else did as well. On a “girly” note, you need to talk to your doctor about a med called Naproxen. I was in your position when I was younger, and these pills are “magic jelly beans”. If you’ve not tried them, I highly recommend you get a prescription from your doctor. No woman (age does not matter) does not have to live in such pain. Glad to read your sweet hubby and dear friend were there for you.

  2. Tessa says:

    I have the awkward hand going on….haha
    Everyone looks really really good looking. I missed out on a really really good looking wedding. 😦

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  3. What was said above: Naproxen aka Aleve will really help you the next time you get hit with “the curse.” I also used to get cramps so bad I would pass out, one time in class when I was in college. (The professor, an old bachelor, was completely freaked and ran out of the room to get the department secretary for help!) Unfortunately all we had back then was Midol and old wives’ remedies like a glass of cream sherry and hot water bottles. (The sherry isn’t too bad, btw.) Then, right before I finally hit menopause, the cramps from hell came back, but this time my doctor put me on Aleve right away. It worked great: but that’s no reason to give up sherry! πŸ˜‰

  4. Meg says:

    You look so pretty! Glad you had fun, love. Wish we coulda talked more that night before your phone died loL! It cut off and I was like OOH HER PHONE IS SO DUMB! hahaha

    Once I used expired face mask (accident) and it temporarily burned my skin ahaha I was freaking out cuz i thoguth my face would look like that for days but it faded in a few hours. My face started burning and I was like hm that’s supposed to happen a little thn i was like ok this is uncomfortable. Washed it off and where the mask had been was bright red skin like i just got a chemical peel or something haha!

    • Gorgeous photos!!! We have sialimrlly beautiful sunsets here in the Texas panhandle, in Amarillo, as well. ;-)I agree with other posters. Aunt Flo sucks, but hot flashes and mood swings, well, I really am not sure which is worse. I had a hysterectomy 4 years ago. Everyone kept saying \”you\’re going to be a new woman\”, \”you are going to feel so wonderful\”. Well, NOT!Feel better. Oh, and come by and check out my give away on my blog!

  5. I have a dress that looks a lot like that one! It’s small and has large flowers but mine has one sleeve. Anyway, you totally rocked that dress and looked amazing! Glad you had fun. πŸ˜€

  6. Sounds like tons of fun. Except the cramps. For those, I recommend trying Evening Primrose Oil. It comes in pills. I think I found it at Walgreens. I don’t usually believe in homeopathy (rarely works for me) but those things are amaaaazing.

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