My niece Caitlyn is serving overseas right now, and had this picture taken the same day and time (her time) as my wedding. (Minus the Seuss-like town)
She also sent a gift she purchased on one of her adventures. The gift actually made it to the Okanagan before the wedding, and I was encouraged to open it before the wedding. This made me nervous. Caitlyn has access to a tank, and knows how to blow things up…and if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might recognize “Caitlyn” from this image:
Honestly, the same name is just a coincidence! But all the same, I was a little nervous when it came time to open the present. Rehearsal night was going so well…
To add to my nervousness, I had instructions to open over a garbage can. I was sure something would be jumping out of that box when I opened it.
I made sure I walked a few steps away from everyone before I gave the box a little nudge with my foot…
Turns out the gift was a really cool pair of stone goblets!
Turns out the reason I was supposed to open the box over the garbage was that the goblets were stuffed with fine paper that can make one heck of a mess…and not that my niece had booby trapped it.
The gift was so awesome, we used the marble goblets the next night at the reception.
The coolest thing was that while I was opening the present, my brother was taking pictures with his iphone and sending them to Caitlyn overseas…so she was able to be there virtually.
Next…more wedding stuff? I think I have one or two things left.