Friday: Came home from work, changed into my Hawaiian attire and headed straight for Holy Family with Frank in tow. The reason? Andrea and Dave G’s wedding rehearsal. Loads of fun were had by all, especially when the tornado sirens started to scream. We later went to Famous Dave’s for some yummy BBQ.
Saturday: I got myself out of bed early and headed for Lombard to pick up Frank. I brought him some OJ and some donuts for the road. I like to make sure that everyone is well fed on road trips. 🙂 We then headed for Roanoke, IL, birthplace of my father. I showed Frank the small town–no stop lights, even–and then surprised my Aunt Ruth Ann, Uncle Mark and my Aunt Renae with a little visit. We chatted for a bit and then had some lunch. After our visit, we hopped back into the car and cruised into Bloomington for Smess and Andy B’s wedding. (Frank’s friends)
The wedding was beautiful! It was in a small church, but it was so packed with meaning and love and happiness that I just about cried a few times. Smess was a BEAUTIFUL bride and you could tell that everyone was so happy for both of them. Smess made these AMAZING invitations, programs and booklets. I was very impressed. We asked her if we could steal some of her great ideas and she said we sure could!
After dinner at the reception, they had swing dance instructors! Frank and I are now world-class swing dancers… well, not really. But we’re on our way!
Sunday: We drove home Saturday night and I dragged my butt out of bed early Sunday so that I could get my hair done and put on make up for Andrea and Dave’s wedding. I had to be at the salon at 8 a.m. CRAZY! After that, we went to Andrea’s house at 11 and started pictures at noon. After pictures, we were whisked off to Holy Family for the ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful and the day turned out to be much better than the rehearsal 🙂
After the ceremony, we did more pictures. And after that, the party began! YAY!!! The best man and I toasted everything we could think of. And Frank and I made new friends–Matt and Jenna! They are getting married December 6th in Orlando. WOOHOO!! They are a very nice couple! Frank and Jenna sat together at the reception and set the bread basket on fire. 🙂