Weddings, Showers, Birthdays, and Deployments
So the wedding was absolutely fantastic. I hope someone posts a video of the ceremony, because even though it was about 100 degrees up where we were standing, I had chills running up my arms from how beautiful everything turned out.
There’s something to be said for being surrounded by your closest friends and family members for such an intimate part of your lives. The bridal party (there were 18 of us!) took a Party Bus to the reception site and just had a blast celebrating. Then the newlyweds had us go over to their house for an after party. It was just a giant celebration.
Since I was still feeling under the weather I didn’t take many photos—there were so many other people taking pictures that I just focused on hydrating, keeping Kleenix handy, and taking my cold medicine—I just hope people start posting their pictures to Facebook, because I really want to see them!
And just because yesterday was Sunday didn’t mean that I could take it easy and relax. My almost-sister-in-law had her bridal shower, and it turned out really great! I loved the way her sisters decorated the room. It was dessert themed, and even though I’m not a fan of sweets, it was a hit. Plus, she got some really awesome gifts, oh how I can’t wait for my shower!!
After the bridal shower we scooted up to a new pizza joint in town for my cousin’s son’s first birthday party! He’s just so pudgy and cute. I loved the shin dig, because this was the first time—besides Christmas and Easter—that the majority of the family was together. It was fun to just hang out with everyone.
But of course it was bittersweet. I got a text from Kenny towards the end of the party saying that he was taken off the list for his next deployment in August. To anyone else this may be good news, but we had planned most of the next several months around this deployment (quitting my job, moving my stuff to Georgia, being deployed before the wedding, etc.). Not to mention, now he may have to deploy in April, which will be a mere couple of weeks after we get married. I know I’m strong enough to handle that, I just really don’t want to. So, keep your fingers crossed that he can get back on the schedule for this August!
I'm sure everyone thinks you should be happy that Kenny was taken off his deployment roster, but I understand exactly how you're feeling. Jer's deploying in August and they've been cutting people off it for the past few months, and it's nerve wracking. We've known for a year he was deploying and have planned our whole lives around it – car decisions, housing decisions, work decisions, anything you can think of. If he didn't end up deploying – it would definitely be a "now what?" type of moment. Hang in there, I know how you feel. Jer was taken off a roster, along with 1/2 of his company, at a mobilization station before – not fun.
That wedding looked like such a blast!!!
*crossing fingers for you that things change again* Seems like it's not unhearad of in the military so your chances are good!