Probably should have, but it didn't really dawn on us until we walked into Jared to get Leah's rings sized and cleaned for her big day Saturday, that we weren't actually dressed for public. See, Leah, Nora, Megan and I met at The Hot Spot for our spray tans at 10am. For this, you are to wear loose fitting clothes, that you don't mind getting a bit dirty, which is exactly what we did. During our tans, the technician told us that my sister was the most laid back bride she had met, and that she could tell we were going to have a great time this weekend. I replied as I stood awkwardly in the front waiting area without shoes on, legs unusually wide apart and arms hanging like a scare crow to avoid rubbing off my new cocoa colored tan, "Going to have a great time? We already are!" To which she, the random girl waiting her turn and the receptionist just laughed. I am certain we brightened their day.
We continue on to find rehearsal dinner wear, and visit the rehearsal dinner venue to plan seating, etc. We drop Megan off at home. And finally conclude our afternoon. It was such a fun day doing things that are generally ordinary, not especially memorable things. But we are fun. My family is fun. My friends are fun. My family's friends are fun. It's who we are, and I love that a day potentially full of stress trying to prepare for a wedding and Thanksgiving for a huge, boisterous family, was simply fun for all involved...including strangers. I arrive home to my lovely little boys and the fun doesn't stop there. They quickly brighten my day with their quirky behavior, following right in their mother's, aunts, uncles, father's footsteps. As long as we Smith/Giblin/O'Laughlin's are around, there will be fun.