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Wedding Rehearsal



Tonight Dustin and I went to the wedding rehearsal and dinner. Everything went smoothly, except we did get lost on the way there and on the way back. Thankfully we have free cell phone usage on the weekends, and Larry talked us both there and back and got us to where we needed to be. I'm so bad with directions -- you would think with living in Baltimore all my life I'd be okay with this, but since I'm going back and forth from Bowie to Baltimore every day...I'm just not used to it.

I was so proud of Dustin - he did a good job on our song and well...he just makes me proud as my son just in general. He is still off the chain excited about his PSP and I took him to Walmart after the rehearsal dinner to get a game to go with it since he got more b'day money tonight. We also stopped at Dunkin Donuts on the way home to get donuts for in the morning. I was going to try and be good and not eat any tonight but when we got lost and I was frustrated, I screamed, "GIVE ME THAT BOX OF DONUTS!"  

The clocks are set back tonight and I am so glad! An extra hour of sleep! I am getting so much sleep on this trip, it's RIDICULOUS! There is a little tiny church, it can't hold more than 20 people, down the street. I so wanted to go there in the morning, just to experience it. But they don't have church on Sundays. Now how different is THAT? They only have church Wed/Thurs. I have never, ever heard of that before. Dustin and I had to literally get out of the car in the dark and he walked up to the church sign to look at the tiny little numbers saying what day/time church was. Maybe that's why they only have a few members........nobody can see their church sign. Oh well, next time I'm here on vacation, I'll visit there on Wednesday night. I love going to different unique places and seeing how they worship God. 

Tomorrow, for the first time in...well, ever really, I am not focused on church but on the wedding. Since Kim is getting married on Sunday afternoon it puts my focus on the wedding. It's going to be a beautiful day!

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