We also went on a trip to the Mediterranean together. If you'd like to see all
Today, I want to tell the ten of you (well really nine of you, because Melissa already knows) that Melissa is getting married this Saturday night. On June 11, 20011, she will be marrying Patrick, the man of her dreams. Here is a picture of the happy couple.
Aren't they darling together?
Patrick "is from a good old Southern family with good old Southern values. You either shoot it, stuff it, or marry it."
They are getting married in the Northwest Passage area of the Memphis Zoo. For those of you that don't live near here, this is a gorgeous area of the Memphis Zoo where the Polar Bears and seals live. Click here to see more about the location.
If you've ever been around Melissa and me in a public setting (bless your hearts), then you've undoubtedly heard us quoting from Steel Magnolias, since it is one of our all time favorite movies to quote (hence the title of this blog post).
With her wedding coming up this weekend, our quoting of Steel Magnolias has been on the rise, much to my family's dismay, I'm sure. "How pretentious is this weddin' gonna get, I ask you?"
Even though "I'm not as sweet as I used to be," I'm really looking forward to the wedding and the reception. "It's going to be a great party." The Northwest Passage will "look like it's been hosed down with Pepto Bismol."
I am so honored to be included in Melissa and Patrick's wedding.
However, I do have
The first thing that I'm concerned about is the weather. This week in Crazyville we have been experiencing record breaking high temperatures. The kind that make you sweat. Profusely.
Add that to my second concern...I have to walk in heels. "In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight." And in these heels, I will have to walk down stone steps. In front of people. While sweating from the heat (see the above mentioned concern).
Melissa is so thoughtful that way.
Could ya'll pray?
Not that I'm complaining about this, mind you, I'm just concerned is all. "Well, you know what they say: if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!"
As we all know, "There is no such thing as natural beauty." Which is the thing that concerns me the most about being in this wedding.
If you've read my blog before, then you probably already know that when it comes to dressing up, applying make up, and doing my own hair....left to my own devices.....well, let's just say....the result I achieve is not always a desirable one.
"The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize."
"Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin' across your face."
It's going to take a village.
"But the bridesmaids' dresses, they are really beautiful." I just have that fear of people seeing me in my dress and saying, "Looks like two pigs fightin' under a blanket."
Could ya'll pray?
Melissa, "you know I love ya more than my luggage."
(P.S. If you're a true Steel Magnolias "Geek" like Melissa and me, leave a comment with your favorite quote.)