Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I woke up Saturday and attended a yoga class. It was a traditional flow class with emphasis on core work. I walk in to the studio and am surrounded by women. No mirrors (anywhere) and wait for the class to start. I did enjoy the flow aspect but the set up of the studio was odd. Like I mentioned, no mirrors and instead of having us all face one way there was a row of women facing the rest of us. I didn't like that at all. It seemed odd.
After the class, I returned to Michaela's house and made myself toast and an egg. My dad had taken off to go shopping with Easton and since I had a rental car, I could do whatever I pleased. I found cava for the reception and found a nail salon to clean up my toes. Yes, it was necessary. I needed a pedicure in a big way.
I relaxed is what I am trying to say. Typically, that doesn't happen around family events for me. Normally, I am on edge and cleaning something. Or perhaps that was just childhood related. I can remember a number of times before a dance recital where everyone was on edge. I can feel the stress, right now, just thinking about it.
Anyways, it was a leisurely day for me. Rental car ensured that.
We met at Michaela's at 5 for the family photos. A few outside, inside and then guests arrived. The ceremony was short and sweet. I enjoyed the message that the minister gave. It reminded me of an anniversary present that Brian gave to me one year. How to enjoy a relationship with a recipe of love, patience, kindness.
I believe I met all of Michaela and Tim's friends. That was nice as I had heard stories about them. I like being able to put faces with names. Great party and easy going. I drove my dad back to the hotel around 11. The following morning we walked into Michaela's house and it was clean. Shocked. I couldn't believe that they woke up at seven a.m. and began cleaning. I knew that she would have already vacuumed. It is Michaela.
We had brunch at Jade's house and then I headed south to visit Jarred. The wedding was lovely and I did enjoy spending time with my sisters and mom and dad. It had been a long time since we were all together and in such relaxed fashion.