02 June 2010

The Wedding Week

Because my life is never normal, in spite of living in Normal, IL for 8 years, and because we keep having crazy adventures, I figured I should probably jot down some of the madness. So, here's some of the craziness that has been happening...


A goat showed up at my parents house...a small white goat. My cute nephew John, came running in the house and said, "Grandma, where did you get your goat?" My mom said, "What goat?" John said, "The white goat that's tied to the hitch on Grandpa's truck." Yes, indeed there was a goat tied to the back of my dad's truck. It proceeded to poop and pee on the driveway. **Note to self - powerwash driveway before Saturday** We all just stood around wondering what to do with the white goat who had a pink flowery collar. However, the goat was taken away and we no longer have to deal with that. Tim did ask when the elephant would be delivered.


I think Monday was fairly uneventful, except for the wonderful people who kept calling and said, "Hey, we're coming to the wedding and bringing guests!" This caused much stress and money to be spent as well as many phone calls to try and get everything we needed for the 125 guests. We were planning on 85-100... Apparently, Tim and I are very loved.

Last week, my dad received 100 quail in the mail. Yes, he ordered 100 baby quail that we have been taking care of. We actually have about 75 now since some of them have died. Anyways, apparently, when birds are stressed they get what is called "butt pasting". This is where their poop chute gets pasted over with poop. So, Monday morning, my mom and I were late for work because we had to catch 75 small quail and wipe the poop off their bums. Yes, I have wiped quails bums... Anyone else had that experience?! Anyone?!

My dad got to ride the lawnmower down into the canal. I guess the back wheel slipped and down it slid. My mom got to help him tow it out with the truck...the same one that had a goat tied to it the day before.


We woke up to rain. Yes, it rained all morning on a day with a 30% chance of rain. We were planning on doing all of the yard work, as well as painting the firebowls. Nope, instead my mom, Tim and I got to run all over Logan looking for stuff for the surprise guests! We also picked up the limbo pole, a new plant (I can't seem to stop buying plants!), lots of stuff that we need to finish up projects for the wedding that sort of thing. Finally, the sun came out in the afternoon and we got to mulch the yard.

I met my future mother-in-law.


Today was a BUSY day! Tim and I went to the temple in the morning and then drove down to Brigham City to drop off his mom's cell phone. Then he went to work and I headed home to take orders from my mom regarding a million different things. We worked on stuff around the yard and pressure washed the house. We went shopping for some of the food. My dad tilled the garden and then washed off the pressure washer on the lawn which did not make my mom happy. I played with my cute nephew Cole while my wonderful sister in law washed windows. Tim and I worked on the getting the cupcake tower put together. The tiki bar was built. The hammock was painted and dropped off. Tables were picked up. It was just busy.


Today started off with an early morning trip to the shooting range. Tim and I drove out to the range at Newton Dam and shot off alot of rounds. I especially had fun with the James Bond gun. On the way home, we started to make stops at different stores picking up different stuff. My mom had some friends and neighbors (Thank goodness!) putting up twinkle lights on the trees and shrubs in the yard. We painted the sandbox. We finished the cupcake tower. We ran the power for all of the "stuff" in the yard. We put twinkle lights on the hammock. Oh and this all ended at about 10:30pm.


Friday was a super busy day. Mostly it just consisted of lots and lots of running around. We did lots of errands, picking up my freshly pressed wedding dress, setting up the yard, buying 100 sets of silverware, dealing with a million people asking a million questions, packing my stuff to move to Tim's house, wiping poop off of 75 quail bums, making lomi lomi, helping my dad with food prep, etc etc etc. It was definitely busy...busy enough that I slept great the night before I got married.


Stacey said...

Just think the madness will all be over in a few more days!!!

Barb said...

No, I have to admit, I have wiped the bum of a quail! But, won't that look great on any of your resume's tho?

Barb said...

Oops...that should have read..."I have NEVER wiped the bum....."
Guess I should edit before I publish, eh?

See You at the Finish Line said...

Waiting... waiting... and still waiting.... for some wedding photos. Of course, you are waiting... waiting... waiting... for our mysterious wedding gift. :)