31 Jul, Saturday: Worked the night shift at Walts instead of the morning so that the other girl could attend the annual “Drive In/Car Show” that Walts sponsors…..forgot my camera to take pictures but there was over 40 cars that showed up…..a very busy night!!!
1 Aug, Sunday: Worked the morning at Walts, pretty uneventful.
2 Aug, Monday: One last day to work at the convenience store before we leave for Springfield for the wedding. Nolan and I had Brandi’s kids again today so they helped out for a couple of hours until their mom got home from work to pick them up……not so sure they were so much help, especially since right during the busiest time someone decided to bring back/turn in a U-Haul…..I think I might have yelled at them a little….sorry kids!!!
3 Aug, Tuesday: We managed to get the RV on the road by 10:30 and headed for Springfield. We had found an RV park in Strafford for $20 a night that seemed would fit the bill…..cheap, all my money was being spent on the wedding, and close to Carla, only 16 miles from her house. Arrived around noon and got set up…..park was just what we needed….lots of grass for the dogs and full hook ups. I met Carla and we finished buying gifts for the bridesmaid and parents…..yeah, I picked my own gift out…..I’ll share a picture later. We finally got everything done and it was a good thing….Carla was worn out!
4 Aug, Wednesday: Today Carla had to work in the morning and then we were off to get pedicures and manicures.
Then we finished a little bit of shopping and made it to the Men’s Warehouse store to try on the tux’s.
We were all tired so back to the RV for a restful night.
5 Aug, Thursday: Today was set up and rehearsal day. We got to 425 Downtown, wedding location, by 1:00. I started printing the programs and supervised the rest of the decorating process. Here are some pictures of the final results.
Programs, guest book, and party favors.
Candles where the ceremony will be with the chandeliers we had brought in.
No cake, just cupcakes and candy.
The we had the rehearsal and Chago’s dad picked up the BBQ, which was wonderful.
Carla and her dad.
I think we’re ready!
6 Aug, Friday: Today is the big day, we were up and ready to leave the RV by 10:00 to pick up the rental van. After a few delays in that process, we dropped the van off at Carla’s house for the guys to drive over to the wedding location. Nolan dropped me off at the University Plaza where Carla was staying. Jessica was there to start on everyone’s hair so I was first cause I needed to get over to the event location to let the DJ in and the flower lady. Here’s a picture after Carla go her hair done.
My niece Brandi helping with her shoes and she was ready!
Carla with her step daughters…..everyone’s ready to go!
So down to the front of the hotel where Nolan was waiting in the rental van to take them to the wedding location.
The guys were ready also!
Here comes the bride…..
My dad performed the wedding ceremony…..
The happy couple…..
Carla’s new family…..
7 Aug, Saturday: We were going to move back to Roby today but Chago had lots of out of town family guests who were coming over for a BBQ at their house. So I decided to stay around for another day and help a little. We got all the wedding stuff put away and then went to do the shopping for the BBQ. Carla decided the best way I could help was by taking her dog, Maddie, to the RV for the night since some of Chago’s family doesn’t care for dogs. So, I helped her put stuff away and then I grabbed Maddie and took off to spend a quiet evening at the RV.
8 Aug, Sunday: We took Maddie home and were on our way back to Roby by 9:30. Nolan decided to jack the RV up to put the boards under the wheels instead of driving up on them which usually takes several trys to get it right. I’m not sure that was the best choice….it took him a long time with the jack he has now…..we’re buying a heavier jack soon!!!!
9 Aug, Monday: Went to pay the photography bill and order a few pictures around 11:00. Stopped by the store and Doc was ready for me to come to work since Linda had gone to Springfield. So, I worked the rest of the day.
10 Aug, Tuesday: Just worked on the scrapbook that I’m making for Carla all day.