Well, this weekend was great, the wedding was wonderful, though it was hot outside, there was not cover to sit under, we got some shade. My mom and sister were up there, but they'd decided to go visit my aunt before heading to the wedding and made the mistake and saying they'd go out to eat with her sometime. My aunt misunderstood and thought they'd said they'd take her out to eat that day, so she got all ready to go, and well...they couldn't turn her down, so they didn't make the wedding, but they did the reception.
It's the first time my Mom had been to the trailer since my Dad passed away, so that was a big step for her. She'd not wanted to go up there without my Dad, they'd bought it in 1960's and she gave it to my sister and I when he died. I'm glad she made it up there. She did great during the wedding and all. Very few of my Mom's side of the family was there (she has 16 brothers and sisters, but most went to the family reunion which..well..was a real.....let down for my aunt Kathy who goes to everything for everyone of her sisters and brothers. It was her grandson who was getting married, and only my Mom and our familes, and my Aunt Mary and her kids were there for this wedding out of all the kids. My uncle Roy would have been there but his wife (who has cancer) was sick, so he didn't make it. The others...it's a shame, most are from around the area, and they all went to the reunion.
What makes it worse is the fact that my aunt, (my uncle Jerry's wife) told my Aunt Kathy that "if they'd know ahead of time it was the same weekend, they could have changed the reunion". BUT they did know at least 3 months if not more, ahead of time, and still didn't change it. Not to mention that my Uncle Jerry's grandson, Jeff, has special needs and is in a group home, and LOVES the reunion, more than anything; and she intentionally told him the reunion was "cancelled because of the wedding", just so he wouldn't be at the reunion. That really sucked.
Anyway, enough of that, we had a great time, I'm really glad our daughter didn't choose the Dousman house, though, it echoed so much in there, it seemed horribly noisy, and the table seating just didn't accomodate the amount of people we would have had there.
I did the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS (the guy I rode with every year in the MDA Tub Run had passed from a form of ALS in 2012), and it was fun, but my husband and son plotted against me, and poured the water over my head before I finished talking, surprising, and freezing me at the same time. but I had a blast and challenged about 10-15 people, so far 2 are taking the challenge and 2 are donating more than $10 to ALS, so it's a great thing so far!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, enjoy it, and share a smile. Pictures below of the IBC, not the best, but what can I say, right?