Monday, September 10, 2007

Rehearsal for Jenn's Wedding

Last weekend my middle sister got hitched!! She is now in Cabo San Lucas for the next week and a half enjoying a much deserved honeymoon! The wedding weekend got started early on Friday morning for us. We decided that since the reception was at the Wynfrey Hotel it would just be easy to get a room there for the weekend, so that we could be close to Jennifer and available for help. We learned on a beach trip earlier this year that sleeping in the same room as Anderson is not doable.
He is a bit of a light sleeper. He goes to sleep at 7:30 and since we would be coming in both nights much later than that we didn't want to risk waking him up as we closed doors, washed faces, brushed teeth, turned lights on and off, etc.. So we book adjoining rooms...Expensive but worth it!!

Anderson did so well with his ringbearer duties at the rehearsal. The wedding planner had all of the wedding party placed on the stage when Jeff let him loose for his practice run! He walked straight down the aisle and stopped at the end.
Everyone clapped and made a big deal of it. He then looked up at us and blew a kiss and started clapping for himself. It was hysterical!!

Afterwards, we headed downtown to the Summit Club for the rehearsal dinner hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Cowley.
My good friend Jennifer took Anderson back to the hotel for us, so we could enjoy a toddler free evening! The view was great and the dinner was scrumptious! Nancy and Frank even surprised Jennifer with a sign that flashed "Congratulations on your wedding Jennifer and Jeff." Several wonderful toasts were given. One of my favorites was the one that 5 of Jennifer's bridesmaids wrote. At each of their weddings they have written a poem for a toast that is specifically about their friendship with the bride and all about how she met her groom. It was too cute! We also enjoyed a slideshow with pictures of Jennifer and Jeff as they grew up. At the end of it Jennifer surprised us all with a videotaped toast (she is terrified of public speaking) to her groom that was one of the sweetest I've ever heard. There wasn't a dry eye in the house!