Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over...

Well, the wedding is over. Everything went great. There were a few glitches, but nothing major. All in all it was absolutely beautiful. We had a ton of people, absolutely great food, all of the wedding party looked great, and the decorations were beautiful. Besides watching the bride and groom in the actual wedding/sealing ceremony and then speaking their love to each other in the ring ceremony, I think my favorite part was watching my granddaughters at the dance! It was hilarious! The three little ones danced so hard and so long they were absolutely worn out the next day! I can't wait to see the pictures!

We had 19 people come from out of town for the wedding. Two of them got their own motel room. Twelve stayed at my house. Nine actually got to sleep in a bed and 3 had to sleep on air mattresses. My husband and I got a motel room for us (and our son, the groom for the first night), and another motel room for our daughter and her husband and 3 kids. Our guests thought it was weird that we left our own home to go stay in a motel. I wasn't quite sure whether that meant they wanted to be the ones to go to the motel, or they wanted me to stay at my house and they would sleep on the floor, or they wanted me to sleep on the floor. Anyway,
I didn't worry about it and just left, most nights by 8:30. It was a 30 minute drive to our motel. This was because of our scheduling the wedding during Balloon Fiesta - a time when it is impossible to get a hotel room. We reserved our hotel rooms 2 months in advance and still had to get a motel 30 minutes away because all the ones closer were completely booked.

On Monday after the wedding, I sat eating breakfast with my mother-in-law who was still there. She was leaving that afternoon. All of a sudden I felt this complete emptiness come over me. I commented to her that I was surely feeling my "empty nest". It's funny how just having even one child living with you makes your home feel full.

2 comments:

Delirious said...

I'm glad it went well. Wish I could have been there. I know how your guests feel though, they feel like they should be the ones to pay for a motel room since you are the one paying for your home. I would feel funny about kicking you out of your own home too.

Dr.Psycho said...

you and my mom need to commiserate over the empty nest thing...having michelle go to college has been hard for her too...