When my sister got married in a small ceremony way back in April down in Kansas City, the plan was to have a local reception for friends and family who were unable to make it.
This was that weekend.
The party was at my Mom’s house.
The prep included repainting rooms, having new carpets installed, massive amounts of yard work and food prep- although the majority of the food was catored.
It was supposed to be a causal affair- a barbecue/ bonfire- bring your tent if you planned to drink late into the night.
The food was good.
The mood was casual.
Tents were pitched.
The bonfire went late into the night.
No one saw the newly painted rooms or freshly laid carpet and I’m not sure if the new water feature in the front yard was even turned on…
I’m pretty sure everyone involved is glad the whole thing is over.
I know I am.