Last weekend we took a whirlwind of a trip to Cape Girardeau, MO to marry off one of Sabian's friends. In fact, this friend, Mark, was Sabian's best man in our wedding. So, it was a can't miss event. The caveat was that we would be leaving Wednesday night and then driving back to Florida Saturday after the wedding so that Sabian could preach Sunday morning. Sheesh.
When I first found out the trip would have such a quick turnaround I immediately declared that Addie and I would be staying home, that it would be too much for her and, quite frankly, too crazy for us. But, as time went on, I felt a little sad that we wouldn't see Mark married and that Sabian wouldn't get to introduce his friends to Addie. After all, we seem to only get together about every two years when someone gets married.
So, just a few days before take off I started making plans to get us ready to go. My main concern was, now that Addie is older and even less content in her car seat, how the heck would we keep her entertained? It turned out not to be such a problem. She did end up being awake a few of the wee hours of the trip up there, but she was fairly complacent. Not totally, but fairly. And, on the ride back, she did really well while she was awake. So well, in fact, that we've talked about how now, on future trips, we just may nix the driving all night deal and opt for leaving later in the day and driving half daylight, half night hours. That seemed to work pretty well.
As for the wedding, Mark and Jenna's ceremony was at SEMO's River Campus overlooking the Mississippi River and the cool bridge that is in Cape Girardeau. We were very happy to be part of their day.
While we were there we enjoyed at least one full day of relaxing and catching up.
I'm thankful that the trip went so well and that we had a quick getaway before the summer really gets away from us!