Tuesday, June 10, 2008


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. 



cmarlow480 said...


LOL at you locking your keys in the truck.. I guess you guys got old big red to work and no more left turns?

dont feel bad we dont eat till around 6 pm CST ( 5 pm your time MST ) bc my mother doesnt get off from her store till 4 and then it takes 30 min to get here so 5 but then sometimes mom stops at my aunts house on the way home so lol might as well make it 6 lol.

  But deep down JO dont you had of wished that they had a full wedding? like gown and tux's and everything? Or were you happy with how they did it?

PS LOL at the look on her face LOL priceless!!!

Love Ya,


frankandmary said...

*Snoopy Dance*  Very lucky girl to have you as a mother in law.  Now get ready for more grandbabies :::hiding, running, hiding:::: ~Mary

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lazarai said...

Congrats to Kimmie, Gabe, Dorn and Dickidoo -- how wonderful!! I hope the rest of the Oompas weren't too upset at not being included. I'm SOOO glad Gabe thought to ask you and your hub to be there!! :)

Happy for you all!!!!

pamal3 said...

Congratulations to the happy couple.Glad you got your keys back.  Love Pam xx

rdautumnsage said...

Congratulations to Gabe and his new wife hon. I made MIL status this past May, last month...Strange feeling for me as she's my one and only. The couple look happy and I know your definitely happy! (Hugs) Indigo

princesssaurora said...

Best of luck to the newlyweds!  How exciting!!!  Can't wait until Gabe is home permanently!  Kim looks great!!!  

be well,

pprrrr39 said...

Congratulations to your son and DIL
hugs Jayne

nightmaremom said...

congrats are definitely in order!!!

justplainbill said...

Jodi, congratulations to the bride and groom and also the new mIL. Good luck to all, Bill

deshelestraci said...

OH Congratulations to all of y'all!  That is wonderful news!!!!!!  Love the pictures!

garnett109 said...

Then the proper wedding gift would be Mc Donald Gift coupons, thanks for the laugh

sdoscher458 said...

Oh that is wonderful dear. Please tell Gabe & Kimmie congrats from me, I can see the happiness on their faces and it makes me so glad for all of you. MIL is an honorable title one that I know you will take on with vigor..lol.  love, Sandi

preciousone25 said...

What a beautiful couple they make....  both are very good looking kids... uh, husband and wife!!  LOL!!!  CONGRATS on the license to nag.... I LOVE this entry, you just sound so happy and excited, that's really neat!!!  I'm glad that you got to be there at the nuptuals!!!


squirrellywoman said...

Congrats to all! Welcome to the family, Kimmie and oompas! Have you fetched Jody out of the clouds yet?

lv2trnscrb said...

coming over from Call For Support to say congratulations to the happy couple; wishing them many fantastic years together!


happysunshien said...

how flippin cute are they? :)  My son is NEVER getting married .... NEVER.... :)


astaryth said...

Congratulations and best of luck to the newlyweds!!!

topazscorpio27 said...

Congrats on being a MIL.  Don't be a Monster In Law.  Lol. All my exes moms have hated me and I don't know why.  I'm a perfectly lovely girl and they hate my guts.  I just stopped by to say,"Congrats" to you on the addition to your family and to the newlyweds.  -Dawn-

candlejmr said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!  I know you are going to be a fantastic MIL!!!

I am so glad to have found your journal again.  I seem to have lost your link and I wasn't getting alerts.  I now have you all reset and I will be checking in with you often!!!


chat2missie said...

That's terrific news!  Congratulations to Gabe and his new wife!!

benfdavis said...

We're quite happy, no make that very happy, wait, there's gotta be a better word,  Oh yeah, Whooooooooooooooooooooie and Yeehaw. Welcome to the clan officially Kim and we'll be seeing you in 2010 at "The Springs". Congratulation to you both.  You too MIL.

Dad & Mom

lifes2odd said...

LOL!! Congrats! I've alwasy wanted a license to nag! I guess my time is coming.
Martha :-)

mutualaide said...

Such happy news for all of you!  Geesh, I've missed a lot around here.