Well, she's married. On Sunday, Meghan got married in the most perfect, most special, and most Meghan wedding possible. Meghan and Steven met in kindergarten, started dating in July 2009, got engaged in January 2010, and married June 2011. For the both of them, it has been a long time coming. From the rehearsal dinner to the bridesmaid brunch to the wedding, it was an emotional weekend. When you come from a family of 5 close-knit siblings, it is pretty much impossible to not shed a few happy tears when one of us experiences something so monumental (or in my case, thousands of happy tears).
There are infinite things that I loved about Meghan's wedding day, but for me, Meghan, Jill, and my mom, the wedding was a product of days spent planning, discussing, creating, celebrating, searching, shopping, and relentlessly thinking about June 26th. The wedding planning was a journey. It was a time for family to celebrate. And, we are so happy that all of the work resulted in a day that represented Meghan and Steven perfectly.
(One of my favorite things about the wedding...her student's singing "Going to the Chapel" and "You Raise Me Up" at the ceremony. It was so sweet.)
Tale 2: Christian
On Wednesday, me, my mom, and Christian woke up extra early and made a road trip to College Station to register Christian at Blinn College. It didn't become real until yesterday that Christian, the baby of the family, is going to college.
We rolled into the parking lot 45 minutes early. For once in our lives, we were the first people there. We checked in at the orientation table, and waited for the presentation to start. (Sitting in the lecture hall with 50 incoming freshman made me so nervous. I loved college, but I would never go back to freshman year... too stressful). After hearing 3 motivational/not-so-motivational speeches, Christian was shipped off for testing and my mom and I were shipped off for
Dowtown Bryan provided us with a pretty nice afternoon. Lunch at Madden's, shopping at Antique stores, and checking out a few rooms at the La Salle Hotel was one of the most relaxing afternoons we've had since weeks before the wedding. The afternoon continued to go well when we arrived back at Blinn to meet up with Christian. He did very well on his tests, and we proceeded to sign him up for his first 15 hours of college (bring on the tears). Next followed a tour of his dorm, more shopping, and dinner at La Bodega.
It wasn't too shabby of a day in College Station... Gig'em.