Wedding, Birthdays, and more!

Well, its been quite an interesting past week or so.

IMG_20130630_175503Last weekend was the wedding between Bradley and Tricia.  I can’t even begin to say how beautiful their wedding was.  It started out with us having the rehearsal at the Country Club where they got married.  We were short a few people, but I brought Mikayla with me so she helped out by filling in for random people here and there.  After the rehearsal was the dinner a few hours later, which was also a nice gathering of people.  I got to meet a lot of their family that I’d not met before so it was really neat.  Mikayla was busy flirting with the boys while “pretending” that she didn’t know how to play soccer, even though she played for a couple years in school.  It was funny to watch in some aspects, because she’s growing up.  It was also very nerve wrecking, well, because she’s growing up lolol.

After the rehearsal dinner we finally made it out to the bar for a few celebratory shots.  We had planned on going earlier, but I think time caught up with us, and we didn’t manage to get to the place until like 11 or so if I recall correctly.  We all bought Bradley a few rounds of shots, and then went to the patio of the joint we were at, and started exchanging stories about how our lives have been, seeing as most of us were either former or currently work buddies from the same company.  Bradley then started gushing about how much he loved Tricia, and how he had moved to Michigan to be with her.  It was really sweet.  We didn’t stay long, as we had bombarded him with several shots.  So he caught a ride home, and we separated for the evening.

 

The next morning (Sunday), Mikayla and I got up, and got prepared and we headed over to Brads because he was lonely.  There we waited for Dave and his family to get there, and I started writing the speech that I gave to Bradley during the reception.  I’ll type out the unedited version here, but I altered it slightly while actually giving it.

 

I met Bradley through work.  When I first met him, I thought he was arrogant and I didn’t like him.  But I learned through being close at work, and developing a friendship, that he was only proud, because he was a hard worker and put everything into what he did. I learned that while he might be tough on the outside, He’s caring loving, thoughtful, and concerned about the people around him.  These are traits that have been installed through great parenting, so kudos to his parents for a job well done.  Bradley has been an amazing father so far, a great friend, and great boyfriend and fiance to Tricia.  Even last night as we sat around a table sharing drinks, he beamed as he spoke about how he had moved to Michigan to be with her.  Congratulations to both of you and I wish nothing but the best for you both.

 

The ceremony went flawless, and afterwords we went and did pictures on the golf course.  I haven’t seen all of them yet, but of the ones I’ve had a sneak peek of, they look amazing.  I took a bunch of pictures, as did Mikayla and I’ll post a link to the [Brewster Wedding] gallery.  I caught the garter during the reception.  So apparently I’m next in line to get married.  I’m not sure how that works seeing as I’m not seeing anybody.  So apparently I’ll be accepting applications for the future Mrs Spalding. lolol.

 

20130703_214414This week so far has been pretty quiet.  I did go to a surprise birthday party for Kori tonight at Melting Pot.  That was a lot of fun.  Got to meet her mom who’s she has talked about often, and got to meet some of her close friends and family.  The dinner was amazing, and it was a fun time.  We met there around around 6ish, and she got there around 6:15 with her mom.  She did notice my car though, even though i tried to park in the back where she wouldn’t see it (i hoped lol).  We had our cheese fondue first, which was a Cheddar Cheese mix, and Wisconsin Trio mix.  Both of them were pretty good, and we dipped apples, bread, veggies, and chips in them.  After that, was the salad course and I got just a regular house salad with peppercorn ranch.  It was actually not too bad of a salad.  After that was the main course.  So we had two different pots to cook our stuff in.  One was a oil based something or other pot, and the other was some other stuff that I don’t remember.  I cooked most of my steak and sausage pieces in the oil based pot, and it was amazing.  I did most of my veggies — broccoli, cauliflower, cut potatoes, and bread pieces in the other pot.  After the main course was dessert, and we had two choices again.  Once was a chocolate and peanut butter mix, and the other one was a Dark Chocolate / white chocolate mix that looked like a ying yang symbol.  We dipped banana slices, brownie chunks, strawberries, cheesecake, graham cracker crusted marshmallows, and Oreo crusted marshmallows in that, and let me tell you.  It was to DIE for.  If you have never had the chance to go there, simply MUST check it out.  Its not just a quick dine and go place though.  The full 4 course meal (which is what they are well known for) takes approximately 2-4 hours, depending on the number of people in your group, and such.

 

Anyways, that’s probably all for now.  I’ve got to work in the morning, and I’m sure its going to be a long day considering its the 4th.  Speaking of which, I don’t really have any plans so if anybody wants company…
TTFN

Author: peter

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