Monday, March 5
And The Grand Finale
My littlest sister got married!
It was a great day and I was glad to be a part of it.
There is something about working hard together as a family that just helps to bond you and make you stronger.
It was a lot of work but it all went well and we are glad to call Cody a brother now.
Whit was the last of us. And she definitely went out with a bang.
Her dress was beautiful and she was beautiful and the day was great.
She asked me a few months before she was married if I would make her cake toppers for her. I said yes and then put it out of my mind until after Christmas. We headed home for her wedding and I had my clay in hand ready to make her toppers when we got there.
Little did I realize that they would take me a total of about 24 hours to complete. The bride was the longest. I was being a little bit of a perfectionist if I do say so myself- and they still didn't turn out perfect, but I am happy with them. The groom did have a little bit of a mishap while he was cooking in the oven and ended up with a little bit of smooshed face, some flat shoes and a missing hand. Nothing too terrible but it did happen less that 24 hours before the wedding so I had no time to re-do him. In the dim lighting you couldn't even tell that his forehead was flat or that his hand was glued on... right?
It was a definite learning experience but I am happy to say that I am not completely turned off of clay sculpting (if you will) it is definitely something I enjoy.
The wedding and reception were fun and we had a great time seeing people we haven't seen in a LONG time! It was definitely a great ego boost- we felt very loved and missed.
I want to say that you really were an incredibly beautiful bride. I am so proud of you and Cody and your dedication to the gospel. I am grateful that you were married in the temple and that you made that goal and stuck to it. I am grateful for who you are. I love your spunk and your dedication to sticking up for the under dog. I recently heard the best story ever from mom about you standing up to a bully that was being mean to Randi and it just made me love you more. I love that you love your family. I love that you have Cody and that he is part of our family now. I can't wait to see the new dynamic that he brings and I can't wait for the good times to come. I love you Whit, I love who you are and what you stand for. I love getting your random texts. I love knowing that you think about me. I love knowing that if I need something asap that you are the one to text because you always have your phone and are willing to help. I love your dimples and the way you put on make up. You look so beautiful. I love that you are shorter than me. I love short Whitney jokes (though you may not) they always make me laugh. Sometimes Justin and I make them even when you aren't around- so just know that we think of you a lot too. I love that you have found a job that you are really good at and that you like. I love that people who don't know me, but know you, know that we are sisters. I think it is funny when people I know talk to you and think that it is me. That always makes me laugh- though I don't know how they mix us up- I mean, I am 4 inches taller than you... I am glad that we are bonded for eternity, that I know that we can be together as family forever. I am glad that you know that too. I love you Whit (and I love Cody too). Congratulations.