On Sunday afternoon, Ron’s best friend Carlos married his sweetheart, Erika. I took Evi with me and tried to plan the day very carefully, giving her time for a nap in between church and the wedding. I think she played more than slept, though, and when I went in to get her, I was greeted by her bare bottom! She has figured out her diaper and I didn’t leave her diaper cover on under the dress she was wearing. Luckily, or I should probably say, amazingly, there was nothing to clean up when I got her up!
Anyway, back to the wedding. Carlos and Ron grew up together and pretty much spent most of their time together. Ron was his best man, just as Carlos was for Ron 5 years ago, and it was so great to be there with them on their wedding day. It was to neat to see Ron standing there supporting his best friend. Through moves and distance and lots of changes, Carlos and Ron have remained close and that’s why it was so neat for me to see them standing up there, side by side. The whole best man/maid of honor thing is pretty meaningful if you think about it. At least it seemed like it to me watching Ron walk behind Carlos in full support of him. It was a good day.
As for Evi, due to the lack of sleep, she didn’t really want to sit still for the whole ceremony, but we ran around the back a bit without being too disturbing! The ceremony was great and Erika looked beautiful. Carlos and Erika are such caring people, always with smiles and love to share and I was so glad to be there for their day. The reception was lots of fun; Carlos and Erika seemed to have a great time, and Evi had other kids to play with, and really, it was just a great celebration of their marriage! Ron did some Michael Jackson dancing, which I must say I have NEVER seen. But I guess you get him with the right people and he lets loose!
Ron had to stay and I thought I knew how to get home from a spot in downtown Silver Spring, but instead, I got my welcome back to Maryland moment by missing my turn and ending up in DC…twice! At least I was in the upscale part of town so I didn’t have as much to worry about. But all was well and I found my way. Evi slept the entire time so it didn’t really mess her up at all. How did I know I was in DC: the ‘cheap’ gas was $3.94 a gallon! I felt a little silly losing my way, but can I use the excuse that I’ve been gone for the last 2 years????
Long day, but quite fun. Congratulations to Carlos and Erika! Love you both.
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