The Luau.

One year ago today, Derek’s sister got married.  After living in Hawaii most of the year, she came back home and longed for a Hawaiian themed wedding.  We did the best we could for a October wedding.  And just like today, it was 80 degrees that day.  Simply perfect.

Plans had been made and invitations nearly printed up for the wedding to be held at a relative’s house further up north, near Flint.  After a somewhat tearful epiphany one day, she called me in tears and told me that most of her friends from down here would not be able to attend.   Then she asked me if she could have it in our backyard.  Something like 5 weeks from that day.

Having just started my second year of nursing school, I almost burst out in tears.  But I conceded.  And we got to work on the much neglected yard and house that would be providing for a hundred and some people.

In the end, some might say it was far from perfect.  But it was a blast.

She and her husband have since moved back to Hawaii this year and are loving life.

The End.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. deb
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 17:41:33

    I can’t believe that its been a year already! Your backyard was gorgeous that day.

    Reply

    • Steph
      Oct 09, 2011 @ 18:13:26

      Thank you! I couldn’t have done it without you guys!! Btw, I already have a post drafted for tomorrow. How about them apples?

      Reply

  2. Meg B
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:42:27

    Wow, that looks like a party! What went right, what went wrong? Glad it all worked out in the end!

    Reply

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