I just got back from a wonderful week in and around Orlando, Florida. It was my good friend’s Steve Webb’s wedding. He asked me to be one of his Groomsmen so I knew I needed to get there a couple days early to help him with stuff and since my family lives down there I figured I’d make a week out of it. That was back in January.
It was just so good to go home, haven’t seen most of my family since Christmas and so I jumped at the chance to make a mid summer run to Florida, where its always hotter and the seaweed is always greener. (Mainly because there is no sea near Kentucky but I don’t want to get caught up in all the details.) I went down Saturday. I knew I really won’t have any wedding related activities until at least mid week, but when that started I would be slammed. I had to take advantage of that lull to spend plenty of time with family and old friends. I go with the fam to this new church they’re going to, it was really good. Funny that it was my first time at that church, but I saw so many people I knew that the rest of my family was waiting for me out in the lobby.
At about that point I knew I wouldn’t be board this week. I was able to see every old friend I had hoped to and more. From people I met once 13 years ago to people I haven’t talked to in 4 to the few friends I always spend almost every day with while in Florida. Then Jason flew in tuesday night, we had to drop off a CD on the other side of Orlando and my car broke down on the way back. Luckily and thankfully the only thing I had planned for wednesday was to go to the beach. We were able to delay that till late afternoon because after $150 my car was fixed. I am so thankful that it happened tuesday night, any other day I would have had tons to do or worse be driving to or from Kentucky.
When thursday came I was in full wedding mode, driving all around town, picking people from the airport making last minute plans, designing labels and generally trying to keep Steve from worrying about stuff. The rehearsal came friday night. Then we were in for a very cool and unique wedding and an awesome weekend. At the rehearsal dinner and all weekend they’re were some great speeches saying how important and proud everyone is of each other. Surprisingly everything was a mere five minutes late on Saturday, about the best you can hope for and everything went off without major problems. The reception was awesome and people did not fear away from the dance floor.
After a 15 and a half hour drive back to Kentucky all I have to say is “Thank you Steve and Mel for throwing a great celebration. Good luck and I am praying for you!”
Pictures are coming soon!