My Uncle’s Wedding

My uncle just got married this past weekend for the second time in his life.  His first marriage didn’t really go as he wanted it to.  His first wife actually ended up cheating on him..  It really was a sad deal to have to see my uncle go through this and at the same time I could not believe that my aunt had done something like this.

That was over ten years ago.  Since then my uncle has gotten back on his feet and has found an amazing women that I am sure he will spend the rest of his life with.  They match up absolutely perfect together.  Both are huge sports fans and they both love being outdoors hiking and canoeing.

Four years ago they packed up and moved out to Colorado where my other aunt and uncle had moved to the year before.  My uncle got a new job and ended up hating it.  It took him four years to finally put the kibosh on that job and at the same time he realized that Minnesota is his home and he wanted to be back.  They packed up and moved back here just four months ago.  My dad and I helped my uncle move his stuff into a storage facility.  Since my sister and I had left for college my parents have extra room at our house and my aunt and uncle where going to stay with us until they found their new home.

Between my uncles new job, having to search for a house and their wedding coming up in less than a month they had a lot on their plate.  Luckily their house in Colorado sold right away and they were able to find a new place in Minnesota in less than a week.  This was a huge relief for my aunt and uncle, now they could just focus on one another and their wedding coming up in two weeks.

The day of the wedding was only one day away.  My family and I headed up to Duluth, Minnesota where the wedding was going to be held.  It was on a beautiful patio on the edge of a cliff that looked over Lake Superior.  Since it was both my aunt and uncles second wedding they both decided it didn’t need to be a huge party but it was still absolutely amazing.


There was about 30 friends and family there to witness this amazing moment for my aunt and uncle.  After the ceremony a little bash began.  Everybody had a nice dinner and then spent the rest of the night dancing, drinking and talking.  It really was the perfect small wedding that my aunt and uncle wanted!

Wedding fun

IMG_7714For whatever reason, i’m looking forward to a friend of mine to get married before I actually get married, simply because I know all of my friends will have one of the best wedding’s this planet has ever seen. It’ll be crazy to actually see somebody I grew up with settling down and GETTING MARRIED. Let alone having kids, man I can’t even imagine.

The wedding wouldn’t even be the best part, as the bachelor party would take the reigns for the most shenanigans in one night. Although I don’t think any of my friends will be getting married anytime soon, I can still dream about it right?

How crazy would it be if none of my friends ever got married and I never attended a wedding other than my own-and even that is a stretch at this point. I have a hard enough time taking care of myself right now, I can’t even imagine what the married life entails. Just thinking about the future and a family sort of scares me, I get why some people are excited and anxious to get that all started, but I don’t think people realize how much your life changes after you get married/have kids!


Maybe one day i’ll be able to tell you about it, but probably not.

Funny Story

I’ve only been to a few weddings in my life, but none of these weddings did I ever have a serious connection with either the bride or the groom. As i’m getting older, I’ve been starting to attend more weddings for people that I actually have some sort of a connection with, which means that I need to provide them with some sort of a wedding favor. My first wedding I honestly had no idea what to get for a wedding favor, I tried to think of things that I would personally want on my wedding day because I wanted my gift to actually be meaningful and personable. Unlike most people who just provide a toaster or a blender, which yes that’s very nice of you, but at the same time…Come on, really? So over the past few years i’ve been struggling to come up with good wedding ideas and gifts, so please if you have any let me know of some good ideas.

The reason for this post is simply for me to tell a funny story that happened in regards to one of my first weddings with somebody who I actually had a personal connection with. I was VERY good friends with bride and groom, so I wanted to do something that would be absolutely hilarious. So I decided to get them a fake snake (that indeed looked VERY real). I had informed the bride about the gift and was planning on having it be a surprise for the groom because he is very afraid of snakes so it would for sure give him a good scare! For what it’s worth, this wasn’t my ACTUAL gift for them, as I had made sure that they both knew I would get them something worth while.

When I got to the wedding I very mysteriously placed the wedding gift without my name on it on the heaping pile of presents for the two newly weds. It would be more than two-three weeks before they would actually open them because they had a  nice long honeymoon trip planned! Below is a picture from their trip!


When they finally decided to open them, he got so scared that he apparently pissed his pants! The bride said it was one of the funniest things she had ever seen, mission accomplished!

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