I wasn't sure where The Man spent the night. I was pretty sure he stayed at his parents house. I'm not a superstitious person normally but the bride not seeing the groom before the wedding seemed like a good idea.
Luckily when I pulled up in the driveway I could easily make out The Man's fresh footprints in the snow. It looked like I had just missed him and that he also had showed up and then left right away. I wondered what he forgot and had to make an early morning run for. What a pair we were!
I don't remember standing in the apartment thinking anything like, "When I come back here I'll be a married woman." That would make a nice detail to this story. A young woman standing right between two parts of her life taking a moment to ponder her future. What I do remember is grabbing my contacts and blowing out of there to make it back to the house. I still needed to shower and get my hair dry before people started showing up.
Twenty years later he is still my best friend and my all-time hero in cutting down Christmas trees.
|More pictures from our early Christmas Tree day coming soon!|