Mollie and I had been spending a lot of time together in the car. Between dress fittings, cake testings, and checking out reception venues I felt like we pretty much lived in that stupid car!
A week before the wedding Mollie and I went for her final dress fitting. I also got a makeover as Mother of the Bride.
So much was going on that things got kinda jumbled in that last week. Oliver was packing for Art School and Mollie’s friend Dannette talked her into having a bachelorette party the night before the wedding.
Of course the men were not allowed but before going out on their own Garrett got Mollie good.
Being the wild women that we are…we played dominoes for most of the night. Then Kia wanted to give a toast.
“Alright, alright. Quiet down. I have known Mollie since she was just a toddler. She and Garrett grew up together. Actually, Garrett had a lot of her lovely, pink hand-me-downs. That was a special time in his life. Anyway…Mollie you have grown into a wonderful, intelligent, beautiful, outspoken young woman.”
“I am so glad that Garrett chose you to be his wife. I cannot wait to welcome you officially into my family, even though you have been an honorary member since the day we met.”
I swear to you there is so much fizzy nectar in my carpet it will be sticky for the next 70 years.
As I stood there watching my best friend and my daughter and my daughter’s best friend I was in awe at how much love there was in our life. I was infinitely happy at that moment and knew life would be wonderful no matter what came our way.
The boys were at The Toadstool getting a little drunk. Victor was completely unprepared to marry off his daughter the next morning. Lucky for Garrett, Vic was feeling talkative.
“Now, Garrett, my daughter wants to be an astronaut. She got a technology degree so she could join the army and do just that.”
“I know, sir. I was there with her.”
“Shhh…I’m speaking. Now I know you two are all doing the hanky-panky already.”
“DAD! YOU ARE MAKING THIS SUPER AWKWARD FOR EVERYONE!”
“Oliver…shhh…the men are speaking.”
“I am so ignoring you now, dad.”
“Anyway, Garry…if you get my daughter pregnant you better be ready to raise some kids cuz she’s gonna be an assronaut. I dun care wat you want…she’s gonna go to the moon. MmmKay?
“Yep. Yes, sir, Mr. Lox. Why don’t I drive you home now?”
“Ya know, hunny…you look tasty enough to eat in that dress and you smell like fizzy nectar.”
“I think you have had enough nectar, Vic. Go to sleep. You are gonna be miserable enough tomorrow with the wedding. You need to head off the hangover before we get there.”
“Ookie dokie. Night night.
All in all the day was a success.