Looooong Memorial Day Weekend….(recap)
Here is a little weekend recap. I don’t blog enough and if you look at the times I do blog I always start off saying “I don’t blog enough.” I think part of it is I don’t think I have something clever to say or that my grammar at times is terrible. I’ll admit that. I went to college and my grammar still sucks. Guess I should try hooked-on-phonics.
Saturday Kayla and I went to another wedding, this one was with a co-worker of hers, and I believe it was our 7th of the year. Yes, 7 weddings so far, I used to joke around to my friend Email when he said he went to a lot of weddings but NOW we are. I don’t mind them, getting dressed up and dancing with my wife is fun, but when you have to attend two weddings in one month it gets a little tiresome. I hope that doesn’t make me sound like a jerk. I am honored to get invited but I have attended my fair share of weddings. I wonder if people felt the same as I do when they attended our wedding. Speaking of 4 months Kayla and I will have already been married a year. That is nuts. I can’t believe it has gone by that fast. Everyone I have talked to has said that the first year is always the hardest, but that hasn’t been the case for us. We for the most part have had a really GREAT first year. Granted we have put in a ton of work into the marriage and I am glad we did. When I say work I mean that we attended pre-martial classes, we also are in a foundation group in our church with other couples that are also newly married. It is an investment and commitment, but of all the things I could invest in and commit to I don’t mind committing and investing in my wife and our church. We have met some really great people and have learned a lot.
Lately, Kayla and I have been talking about what we want to do for our 1 year anniversary and I think we have settled on a cruise. We came so close to going on one for our honeymoon but due to money and passports we were unable to. I have never been and she has and we both think it would be a great time. We found one that leaves out of Galveston and goes to Mexico and some other places.
The pic above is from the wedding, it was way the heck out in BFE (Kaufman), which is past Mesquite, past Forney, past Seagoville in BFE (Kaufman). The venue was really nice it was an old victorian style house and the actual ceremony was located in small chapel outside the house. The weird part was people actually live in the house. So when all the guests were walking in from the ceremony a dog was chillen on the stairs and two girls ran and scurried up into the second story. After the wedding, we had plans to go hang with Andy at a crawl fish boil but Kayla and I were pretty tired from the wedding and running around during the day so we decided to cancel.
Sunday was nice, slept in attended Watermark which was great. Todd spoke a lot from the book of John and from Matthew and really tried to relay the fact that regardless of your views on Jesus you either have to decided on wether or not the guy is full of it or if he is on to something. Jesus was either a wacked out nut or God. Not something in the middle, but either a crazy person out of his mind or God. His sermon made me think of something I read in Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. I’ll try to briefly summarize but Lewis argued that there is a moralistic code that is apparent in all societies. Something that exists that everyone agrees upon. It is a moral code, a standard that all people agree upon regardless of what you ultimately believe. Make sense? If not you can read more about C.S. Lewis view on the moral law, and hopefully it will make some sense, because what he presents makes you think.
After church Kayla and I split up and I ran up to Flower Mound to meet up with Andy and headed over to the Byron Nelson. He scored a couple tickets from work and invited me to go. I had never been and was an 3 to 4 time a week golfer back in high school. I enjoyed the sport back then and don’t follow it much but attending a huge tournament like this would be a lot of fun. We caught the tail end of the tournament and watched about 9 groups come through on the 18th hole. Out of all the golfers we did get to see Vijay Singh, which was kinda cool. Like I said I don’t follow golf much and wasn’t super on-my-gosh-impressed, but did get pretty close to the guy. His drive on the 18th went right of the fairway and the ball landed about 10-15 feet from where Andy, Will, and I were standing. Then we saw the dude from Jesuit who is 17 and playing golf with the PROS. I couldn’t believe that. Think about that, being 17 years old and playing in the Byron Nelson with other golfers like Vijay. Wow. I think the kid ended up shooting 3 over par for the day and he did hit one in the water on the 18th but I really think he doesn’t need to worry about that. At 17 I was acting like a huge idiot and this guy is playing in the pros. Impressive. The rest of the Byron was nice but to really enjoy it you need to make a whole day out of it. We only came for a few hours and got a small glimpse. There were tons of vendors passing out tons of free stuff and we only got to partake in a few small things. Andy’s younger brother Will is a nut. A funny dude who is living it up while he can in college. He is a good dude, and takes school and his fun serious. It was good to catch up with him.
Sunday night was a blast too. My younger brother’s birthday is on Monday so we all got together and celebrated at my parents house. My dad who is an amazing dutch-oven cook made some incredible food. Incredible. I need to get him to teach me how he cooks with dutch-ovens because everything he makes turns out to be stinking amazing. The neighbors came over and some of Evan’s friends and also some people from his old boy scout troop. I always love getting together in large groups. The stories and just hanging is always fun. Sunday night was a blast but walking around in the sun from the Byron was pretty draining so Kayla and I cut out a little earlier then I wanted. I also had to run up to KISS FM and work the overnight and train someone. As of now thats what I got. I will try and blog more about things I think about and put it here, if someone reads it fine, if not eh…who cares. Later, today (Monday) we are supposed to go and kick it at Kayla’s aunts house. I am looking forward to that another family get together and for that I am thankful.