Monday, July 14, 2008

In a nutshell.... a coconut sized nutshell

This story begins with the fact that this was the first time in 20 years that all 5 siblings and their mother were in the same place at once. My Husband was so excited, as were the rest of the family. A few pix to show. All 5 and Mom together!! The one that belongs to me is far left.

I survived the plane ride very nicely. No vodka, but with the assistance of xanax. I put on my tunes, closed my eyes and ended up sleeping for a bit until my brother-in-law and husband woke me by poking me in the side. I opened my eyes and they were both to inches from my face with gum sticking out of their mouths. Lovely. Great week, except my poor Mother-in-law did not get the C.O. to her newly built house until the day after we arrived. And we were staying there.....

Bar by the pool at M-I-L's house. B-i-l from Va, Hubby, B-I-L, B-I-L, (they're married partners) S-I-L and her BF. (possibly soon to be husband. I love him.)
Very cool Sailfish carving made from tree roots at M-I-L's house.
The wedding....WOW. Most unorganized event I have ever been to. What makes it worse is that the bride is the GM of a hotel. There were people in the wedding party, that didn't even know they were until the rehearsal dinner at my Mother-in-laws, the night before. AND if you were in the bridal party, you had to wear all white. It was on the beach, with a black and theme. The bride and groom wore black and everyone else wore white. ALL 20 PEOPLE IN THE WEDDING PARTY!!! It was obscene. Not enough limos, so people had to take other transportation, and with that being the case, loss of communication. After the wedding, the bride said to head back to the hotel. Those of us in other cars did just that. We received a very nasty call (from the bride)when we were almost back to the hotel asking where the hell we were. Hhmmm, going where you told us to?! Apparently she had decided on the way back that they were going to some far off place to have pix taken. We had 3 of 5 siblings of the groom in our car, so we were holding up the pictures. We got lost and when we did arrive she screamed across the beach, "it's about time, Hurry up!!!!" My wonderful husband and his brother flipped her the bird. This was the first time we were meeting out new sister-in-law and let me say, that I have no desire to ever see her again. Thank Jeebus they live in Florida. Oh and they met on 6 months ago and she's 2 months preggo. He's 44 and she's 38. Any bets on how long this lasts????
The wedding party, including my in-laws, but the mother of the bride didn't get the message to come to this far off land....sad to say, she's in hardly any pictures. ORGANIZATION would have been helpful.Me, my Husband and my 'FRO. It was so windy my curls just exploded and unless I kept myself facing into the wind, I couldn't see a thing.

The reception was only a 3 hour cocktail and hors de oeuvres party, from 7-10. We didn't get back to the hotel until 8:30. The rest of the wedding party didn't arrive for another 1/2 hour!! People had left, they were so annoyed. There were no hot hors de oeuvres being past until the bride and groom showed and everything else sucked. Other then the wedding itself, it was an awesome weekend. I don't think I have laughed so hard in so long. There is WAY more to this story, but it's just too much to tell! I will post an album, because I got lots of great pix.
3 of 4 brothers.
My S-I-L looking, oh so hot! Unfortunately, this was for the rehearsal dinner, and it was too dressy, so she changed. She looked so good! I miss her dearly, she moved to AZ.
4 out of 5 siblings. We arrived on M-I-L's 65Th B-day, so the next night she got us clams and all 2 lb. lobsters. YUM! S-I-L and BF and a friend of my Husbands, since childhood, enjoying lobsters!

This past week, I took over a friends daycare while she was on vacation and I had a 14 month, 2, 5,7, and 8 year old, for the week. They were all pretty good kids, but I was exhausted from partying for 5 days and not going to bed til 2 am! I literally landed Sunday night and they all arrived Monday morning. Whirlwind week.

Today the kids and I made Jam and pie from the 12 lbs. of blueberries we picked this weekend. Trying to finally relax and unwind.
Oh and this conversation took place:
Me: "T, I really am getting so tired of your....(pause)"
2 year old laying on the floor, playing: " AT-TI-TUDE."
I guess I can add that to the list of things I say WAY to often.


someGirl said...

A bride in black is destined for misery, that's my new motto.

Seriously, occasions like this, you just gotta grab yourself a drink, sit back, and watch the train wreck unfold...I'm glad you guys had a good time, though!!

chefmom said...

somegirl: HA!! That's exactly what I did, with camera in hand! Since I wasn't in the wedding party, I could just be a bystander. Lots of Tequila and thankfully no hang-overs!

someGirl said...

... I'd PAY to see a picture of pregnant bridezilla making a psycho face!! By the way, you & hubby look soooo cute together!

chefmom said...

AWE, Thanks! She was a nightmare. Thankfully, I don't need to see her again for a long time. Nor do I feel the need to be in contact with her!

meleah rebeccah said...

Dood. Xanax Flights are the way to go.

As for this wedding disaster, sure sounded like a real nightmare.

And, um...who the hell wears BLACK to their own wedding? This bride sounds like a true handful. That poor guy marrying her. Wow. (and I thought I was a pain in the ass.)

I love *fully* the picture of you and your husband. We have the same curly unruly out of control hair!!

Thanks for updating. Ive missed you so much.


chefmom said...

Meleah: I Know!! We're talking DIVA. (and your are not a pain the in the ass. You just have pain IN your ass babe ;) AND the day before the wedding she was running around trying to find a new dress, since her other one didn't fit, because of the pregnancy. I'm sorry, but WTF? At 8 weeks, nothing has grown, except your boobs maybe. And the odd thing was...And I say this in the most PC way....She's black and he's white. Is that the reason for the color scheme? or did they just like the colors? It was weird!
Thanks, It's practically the only picture of the 2 of us, from the whole week! The minute we got in the car, that hair was put UP!

Michael C said...

Whatever I was going to write completely disappeared when I got to the 2lb lobster part!

Augh!!!!!!!! ;-)

great pics!

chefmom said...

Michael: They were fantastic!! They were Maine lobsters also, not Spiny Florida Lobsters. It was a great night. We had to teach a few people how to eat them, and that was comical in itself!

Momo Fali said...

Okay, I thought I had a crazy week, but you have me beat FOR SURE!

The thing I'm looking most forward to when we hit the beach at the end of August? The seafood!! Thanks for getting me more excited!

meleah rebeccah said...

Wow. They are headed for a nasty divorce. Geez. Us.

A new dress The Day BEFORE your wedding? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Nice to be prepared.

My OCD would never have allowed for that.

I think she might be more than 8 weeks pregs. Something seems fishy and not in the Lobster-Good-Ness kind of way .


chefmom said...

Momo: I can't even to begin to tell you all the extra crazy details. What a trip! And YAY, you deserve a vacation, and the seafood is the best part!

Meleah: HA, my thoughts exactly!! Either she was just being a diva and wanted a new dress, or she's much more pregnant. She didn't look it, but then again, it was the first time I'd ever seen her! AND little does she know he was a RAGING alcoholic. He's been sober for 3 years. I'm talking living on the streets drunk. She was drinking at the wedding and was trying to get him to!!! She has no idea what she's in for if he does!!!

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh My! She doesnt know that he is an alcoholic? And she was trying to get him to drink? One of these days he might give in. This is going to be entertaining to watch unfold.

chefmom said...

Meleah: I know! This will be exciting to watch from very far AWAY!! I don't think she has any IDEA how bad he gets. BAD.

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh you must keep me posted. This is going to get really interesting. I want to know every detail as it unfolds.