Friday, November 23, 2018

Life in color

We took the girls to see Bohemian Rhapsody for my birthday. Sure my birthday had come and gone by the time we made it to theater, but I'm happy to celebrate my birthday with my family at any time.

I wondered if the girls would appreciate the story since they really didn't know much about Queen or Freddie Mercury. As soon as the movie ended, they both started talking about how much they enjoyed the movie. 

I started going down memory lane about watching Live Aid with girlfriends when it aired. I told the girls about how we spent all day in our pajamas watching the concert and singing along. It was a huge deal when it aired live.

The brunette twin asked a bunch of questions before saying, "So did it look different in the movie?" I replied that it was recreated step by step, so it was the same. She said, "No. I mean did it look different in color?" I said, "What?" She said, "It was black and white when you saw it, right?"

I looked at Daddy and said, "How old does she think we are?" He just laughed and said, "You have to put this on the blog."

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Our flower girl becomes a bride

There was a surreal moment when we pulled into the church parking lot. Our flower girl was getting married and our babies were her bridesmaids. 

I gasped when I saw the girls. They were so beautiful. Everyone stopped to tell us how beautiful and grown-up the girls looked. They were immersed in the moment with huge smiles.

The groom's family was dressed in traditional Polish outfits. When we walked in, my aunt said, "Where do we sit?" I said, "What?" She said, "Which side?" I looked at the church. One side was dressed in fancier-than-normal church clothes. The other side was wearing traditional Polish outfits. Clearly she hadn't looked in the church before she asked where to sit.

As the wedding party left the church, I looked at our relatives and said, "You better take a nap this afternoon. You are not ready for the wedding reception. We barely survived the shower. I don't know that we'll all make it through the reception." Everyone laughed, but I wasn't kidding.

We took my advice and went home to relax. We walked Holly. We puttered around the house and then we headed off to the reception, refreshed and ready to celebrate.

Friday, November 9, 2018

It's finally here

Samantha asked the girls to be bridesmaids at Mom's February birthday party. From that time until now, it has been a rush of dress and shoe shopping, a bridal shower and dress fittings. Everyone was ready for the big day, which would be at the end of a fun-filled wedding week.

The first event was the rehearsal dinner. The wedding itself was early in the morning. The bride and groom decided to hold the rehearsal dinner a week early so everyone could eat, drink and be merry until late at night. 

During the week there were calls and texts about last minute plans. The girls experimented with different hairstyles. We brought the dresses and shoes to the bride's house so we wouldn't forget anything in the wedding rehearsal rush. Relatives arrived from out of town. We watched the weather reports to see if the weather was going to get warmer. 

Samantha sent the wedding morning hair and make-up schedule. We realized why the rehearsal dinner was a week early. The girls were going to sit in the chairs at 5:30 a.m. The priest was coming to the house at 10:00 a.m. for a blessing. 

We dropped the girls at the church for the rehearsal. They walked into the vestibule to find a wedding party filled with relatives and soon-to-be friends. We talked to everyone for a few minutes before leaving the girls. 

We had been talking and planning for so long that it didn't seem real that the wedding was finally here.