Thursday, January 20, 2011

Catching Up

It's been a while since I've posted a blog. There are about a million reasons - none of which I'll go into right now. There are lots of updates and stories to share, but I won't bore you with details you care nothing about.

This December, my brother got married in Indiana. The day before the wedding, we got up 3am and headed to the airport. After two very uneventful flights (we flew from Dallas to Kansas City, and then on to Indianapolis), we met up with my dad and little sister and loaded her car full to overflowing in blowing snow. It was beautiful, but we just about froze! When we arrived in Fort Wayne, we met up with my brother and joined in the pre-wedding festivities. We hadn't seen his kids since I got married a year and a half ago and we were thrilled to be with them again!

The wedding was beautiful and I was thrilled to have a new sister! In true Allison fashion, I cried through the entire wedding and a good chunk of the reception.

The next morning, we planned on leaving nice and early so we could make it to a special dinner in Missouri. However, when we woke up we discovered that our hotel had a water main burst and there was no hot water. But with five girls with hair full of hairspray and a good amount of post-wedding stink we were desperate. So we warmed cups of hot water in the microwave and attempted to wash off. (It was 6 degrees outside. Washing your hands after going to the bathroom was so painful it was almost impossible! You can forget about washing your body or hair in that water!) Then, we got creative. We poured our cups of hot water into the ice bucket and poured it over the head of the unlucky person with their head in the tub. Through it all, the kids were amazing! The girls were willing to sit patiently while we heated water in little bitty cups. They were such helps carrying cups of water back and forth and the boys played quietly while we slowly washed the hairspray out. I was amazed at what happy hearts everyone had. We laughed and sang songs and told funny stories and had a good time over all!

We planned to leave Fort Wayne no later than 11. We left closer to 2pm. However, I don't think anyone was too upset. We enjoyed the time together and loved laughing together! Nonetheless, we cheered when we saw the Illinois state line! We were so happy to be on our way!!!

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