Last week has been busy in every sense of the word! The weekend came together in the most amazing way. We had so much to do, but nothing overlapped, thank the Lord and we had great fun as well!
Saturday I was at the zoo for six hours face painting for their anniversary. Joy had other face painting parties to do so I was on my own, but since it was busy it was fun as I didn’t even have time to look at my watch, much less get bored. The Lord made the weather perfect, as it didn’t rain, but clouds would cover the sun making the heat bearable.
When I was done, it was a rush home for the fastest shower I’ve had all year and making the girl’s hair in preparation for them being flower girls at a friend’s wedding. Thankfully, they were already clean and dressed by the time I got there, meaning I just had to do their hair and get me ready. We did get to the church on time and the girls were adorable. CC and Christina walked in front with baskets full of rose petals and Cherise and Ema were at the back just looking cute.
It’s only my second wedding at a church, but this time we were more involved and it was very small so we were able to actually see what was going on at the front. I never used to understand why people cry at weddings, but it hit me too…can’t explain it, tears just come…At the end, I couldn’t decide what was more sweet, that the bride (she’s Indian) chose to read her vows in Croatian, or that the groom was quietly whispering the lines to her. That just made me smile. After the ceremony, the girls got to throw the petals on them as they came out of the church. Someone told the girls to throw them up high and the next thing I see is a full handful of petals going straight into the grooms face. We were all laughing as the groom stood there coughing petals!
We were invited to the reception afterwards which was a first for me. Lots of Croatian music, some oldies and plenty of fun. There were other Indians, so I had great fun talking about my favorite subjects…It rained when we got to the boat restaurant, so we were inside most of the time. The only down side was that I hadn’t eaten since breakfast and the dinner was traditionally late so I felt sick when I finally did eat at 11:00. That’s something I’ll remember for next time, heh.
Sunday, we brought the kids to the zoo as well, so Joy and I took turns facepainting and I could take the kids around to the animals. There were baby animals: a monkey, a sea lion and 2 bear cubs which absolutely delighted the kids.
All in all, a delightfully busy weekend, but to be honest, I’m glad we decided to take the day off today!