I have been selfish these past few days. My schedule has been hectic~ up at 3am, work from 4 till 1pm, then home to run Oompas around. Supper has not been served before 8pm in almost 2 weeks.
Friday morning I got a call at from Gabe while I was taking a break in Big Red.
"Hey Mom, we're getting married today, do you want to be there?"
In my excitement I ran out of the truck to announce that I was leaving early... and locked my keys inside the pick-up. Fortunately also in my excitement I forgot to roll up the windows and was able to tip toe and reach in far enough to unlock the door.
We got the usual judicial run around...'go to the courthouse', once at the courthouse - 'go to the county clerk's office a block away then come back with the license'. Once at the county clerk's office the two betrothed filled out the license then called us over to sign.
'Don't you have to wait until you're married before we sign?' Dickidoo asked and the couple laughed.
'We kind of already are married' Gabe announced.
Just like that... A flash of an ID card, a birth certificate, an oath that all information is true, a signature on the bottom of the page and POOF! Man and wife.
They could even have done it at the satellite office at the Mall, and held their reception in the Food Court at McDonalds! God Bless America!
And now I am a legal Mother-In-Law! A 'MIL' , licensed to nag. Whoo hoo!
Congratulations Gabe and Kimmie. May your journey through life together be full of love, laughter and Oompa mischief.
1 down, 4 to go.