- Christ, it's almost December
- November 29th, 2010
Once again another slow, boring morning at work has led me to rereading past Livejournal entries. I came across a previous entry where I mentioned that my sister had just gotten engaged, and then it dawned on me that I have not informed my Livejournal "audience" (crickets...crickets...) that the wedding has come and gone.
So the wedding was two weekends ago in Camarillo, at the same place where Melissa got married back in April (but who cares, it's not like anyone noticed and I was the only important guest there), and overall it was a resounding success. It was a nighttime wedding, which initially left me unsure how well they'd be able to pull it off. But the ceremony was lit up with candles and decorative lights, and it made it very intimate and romantic (God I'm throwing out some gay words here...), so A+ to whoever set all that up, it was absolutely perfect.
As expected, we had a ton of family there. My mom's family probably made up about 80% of the guests (damn Mexicans), a good number of my stepdad's family came, including a few from Michigan which was quite nice, and then all five of the relatives I have on my dad's side. I'm not kidding, the contrasts between my mom's and dad's families are exactly like 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'.
Also worth noting that for the first time EVER, I actually had a date at a family function. There are a number of reasons for why this has never happened before. 1) For a long time I was uncomfortable about how my relatives would react to me having a guy as a date. 2) I've been single on many important family occasions, therefore eliminating the need to bring a date. 3) Most of my previous boyfriends/romantic interests have frankly not been people that I should have honestly introduced to my family.
So basically I figured, I'm 24 years old, I have a boyfriend that I am happy with, and if everyone in my family hasn't figured out by now that I'm not bringing a girl to the next party/wedding/whatever anytime this century then it's time they got updated. And bringing Robert along was actually a splendid idea. He met my dad for the first time, and my dad had nothing but glowing remarks about him. He bonded very easily with my cousins and apparently he and my mom became BFFs that night (which is actually a bit disturbing since my mom is slightly embarrassing). So I am very glad that I brought him and that he was a part of the festivities.
Not going to lie, I have a slight suspicion that my family is eyeing me as next-in-line for some wedding bells, particularly with how much everyone raved about Robert after the wedding. Not sure how I feel about that...