On August 26 my cousin married his girlfriend of 8 years! Welcome to this crazy family Jenn!
After my meltdown over what to wear, a new problem arose. How to be in 4 places at one time? Unfortunately to help out with the situation, I had to forfeit seeing the actual ceremony – so I will leave it up to my other cousin’s comments to fill in on that aspect of the wedding. I heard little Nicholas was adorable! I hope I get to see the video!
My son had to be at a mandatory fund raiser for football; my daughter was invited to her best friend’s party. Everything was OK – my father-in-law was going to watch my kids and be there when Dan was dropped off at 2 and then he was going to pick my daughter up at 4. My husband and I had to leave by 1 to get to the Church by 3. If we left any later we would be taking our chances. My car windshield had a chip in it and we needed to fix it before any long trips. We had an appointment that morning. Everything was going fine until things started to unravel. Not entirely sure what happened but needless to say we couldn’t leave at 1 so we just hung out until 4. No sense going at 2 and missing the ceremony and hanging around until the reception.
Surprisingly the GWB was clear and we got to the reception at 5:20. One hour ahead of time, but they let us in anyway. Can you believe there were others there!
I started the evening with a White Russian (Kahlua, vodka and milk) I love Kahlua! Erick and I were chatting; we snagged the table right next to one of the bars. This was the first time we got a table at a cocktail hour. All you know how difficult it is to hold a plate, and a drink and try to figure out how you are going to eat the food. It is damn near impossible, so for us to find a table and near the bar, it was a dream come true!
There were two young waitresses working. One was a bit upset that people were there early. She stopped at the bar and seductively ate a cherry – you know the way, lifting her head up and raising her hand with the cherry dangling and lowering it to her lips. Yeah – bimbo! She wasn’t doing it for the sake of the bartender – he was old enough to be her grandfather and not that good-looking I might add. And do not tell me that is how she eats cherries at home! My husband noticed. She scored one! Floozie.
The ladies – uhm I mean waitresses then went to where all our name cards were and started to fill up glasses with drinks. I was not sure what they were making, but I was content with my drink. My memory is fuzzy here, cause I am not sure if I was on my first or second drink at that time. But look, here comes my brother and sister and their spouses. We wave to them and they bring in these martinis. They are so bright and colorful! I am told the blue tastes like jello and the green is better. I taste both.
Oh look here comes Kat and Alex! Aunt L and Uncle J is behind and so is mom and dad. We all cram by the two tables we snagged! Food is finally being brought out – well I say finally, but it is on time! I am starving, so I jump right in there. Only hot food? I was in such a mood for cheese and veggies. 😦
I had some lobster ravioli, penne ala vodka, tortellini alfredo, fried calamari, sausage and broccoli rabe, chicken and mushrooms, geesh and other stuff, I can’t remember! I decided to fill myself at the cocktail hour because seriously that is the best food. The dinners are hit or miss!
Now I do not remember how many colorful drinks I had! Not more than 3. Kat left her green one at our table while she was sucking down some raw
clams oysters! She was drinking another green drink. “Hey, you snooze you lose, that drink is now mine” I tell her. I drink it! I was then introduced to White Chocolate Martinis. Oh my goodness, these things are awesome! I think I may have had 2 or 3. Yes, you are reading this correctly, I am now on my #6 or #8 drink – I lost count! In one hour! I am giddy!
I go up for seconds because I think I need some absortion in my stomach for all this alcohol and I am just hungry and acting like a glutton! I hear there is another room open. WHAT? I fill up one plate and head to the next room! 😛
Here we are!
Cheese heaven! My brother encourages me to try a California Roll. I never had sushi, so I go ahead. I should have tried the spicy tuna, but I didn’t. There were shrimp, lobster, veggies, more raw fish, cheese and other goodies! I grab some shrimp, lobster, carrots and a slice of blueberry cheese – at least that is what I think it is! I grab some strawberries too.
Conversation is good. Food is delicious and the drinks are flowing! Erick is just having ginger ale and is taking it easy. His stomach wasn’t feeling that great. I was feeling fine!
And then the lights flickered…