This past weekend my cousin Levi had his wedding reception in St.Louis. He and his wife are in the air force and are heading to Germany soon. They got married a few months ago and his wife's parents wanted to throw a little get together. They sent invites to the Wisconsin side of the family and they just thought that we would send money. Little do they know that when someone mentions a party we find a way to make it.
We all were in the same hotel. Which was probably a bad idea. On Friday night we crammed about 20 people into a small hotel room, drank way to much, and had a good time. Apparently, quiet time starts at 10pm. Some guy wearing camo suspenders and rocking a huge beer belly knocked at the door at around 2am and broke up the party. It was fun while it lasted.
Saturday we all had a slow start, but we managed to get back together for brunch. A few hours later was the reception with an open bar. Last year was when I finally got excepted into the "adult" cousin group and this year my aunts and uncles finally offered me a drink. I loved drinking with my family! We ended up staying until bar close and then going back to the hotel to continue the party.
My parents did not give me a room key so I had to knock at the door at 3am.
Then my dad woke me up at 6:30 to leave on our 8 hour car ride.
It was terrible.
Weddings and funerals are the major events that bring our entire family together.
No one is close to getting married and I really do not want someone to pass away.
So the entire night I was trying to convince my cousin, who lives in Salt Lake City, to become a sister wife. Apparently, she thinks that is a terrible idea. Go figure.
It sucked having to leave, but I am grateful for the time that we all had together.
Im so blessed with an awesome family!