Monday, December 29, 2008

Catching up is hard to do

My blog is late... a day late. So, now it's Monday not Sunday. What happened? My niece, Alisha, was married Saturday. So, I drove down for the ceremony. It was a lovely service. They looked so very happy. I wish them all the best.

To get there we drove six hours on Christmas day-only to discover that there are no restaurants open on Christmas day-at least along the highway. Thank goodness for gas stations. (After driving for six hours, we arrived to see that even the Perkins with the big sign that says open 24 hours was closed. Sigh.) We ended up in a Walgreens and picked up a couple of microwave dinners to take back to our hotel which thankfully had a microwave. Then we drove five hours on Friday. Saturday we drove 2.5 hours down to the wedding. Had a really nice time-visiting family and sharing a dinner/dance reception with the bride and groom who were grinning ear to ear. Then it was 3 hours back to the hotel in ice and snow. Sunday we got up early and drove straight back home. The 9.5 hour drive took us 12 hours due to traffic. There were two spots where everyone went from 70 (or faster) to zero...and then we sat...then began to crawl for miles...only to discover wreckers clearing away semi's from the ice storm the day before.

So, today I'm home and behind in everything. But it was worth it to see how happy they were and to hug my older brother-with tears in his eyes-as Daddy's little girl got married.

Happy New Year! May 2009 find you happy and healthy!


Morgan Mandel said...

The things we do for family, but that's what it's all about!

I'm glad you made it safely back and forth. Sounds like it was not an easy trip.

Now you have pleasant memories and you can feel good that you were there for their big day.

Morgan Mandel

Nancy J. Parra said...

You are so right, Morgan. The feel good factor overshadows all. The hard stuff will be forgotten, but I'll get to remember the wedding forever.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the last days of 2008