Bodie sadly passes his "I'm the tallest in the family" trophy to Jason :)
Phew! Jessie's wedding is all done! While she is soaking up sunshine on her honeymoon, I am snuggling into the covers of my bed recovering, exhaustedly happy that nothing went wrong!
I'll admit, grudgingly, that there were a few mishaps: I was late to the reception, and Bodie forgot to make the dvd slideshow like we'd promised, and I forgot the words to one of the songs I sang, and, my personal favorite, I got hives on my neck that looked like hickies. Real classy! Everyone else behaved beautifully of course. Jess looked rapturous, Jason's smile dazzled all, and nobody embarrassed themselves as far as I've heard, besides me. ;) Thanks to all my extended family members for coming and giving us your support!
It was so special to be with my entire family in the temple, and to feel close to my mom. After all, a wedding is a family affair, and we kept her chair empty. Jessie's wedding was so sweet, and I cried and cried. And cried. And cried some more. It's been a rather wet weekend. I miss my mom. That's what it boils down to.
After Jess and Jason took off, Bode and I were able to just hang out with my brothers and their families and that was really fun. My nephew Dane said my name once finally, and Portia, my niece, let me hold her and sing her songs before she went to bed. So I felt all Aunt-ishly fulfilled.
So that's a snippet of our wedding extravaganza!