This weekend was B.A.N.A.N.A.S.
First of all, Thursday night was my brother's rehearsal dinner. Yes, my baby brother got married before me, but we aren't talking about that.
this entry from last year. To sum it up for you: it is crazy. So Friday morning I got to town, and then I hauled ass to meet my class to ride our float. Then I hauled ass to the Caste Unicorn (yep...my badass, army vet brother got married at a place called Castle Unicorn) and posed for family pictures. And by "posed for" I, of course, mean photobombed.
My brother served two tours in Iraq and hasn't been the same since. Obviously, the army and serving overseas changes everyone, but he was injured and life isn't the same. He's angry a lot and doesn't seem to enjoy much of anything. He gets irritated quickly and has a short temper. I've been nervous about this wedding, and this relationship, and since he's my little brother I am overprotective.
However, during the dollar dance, I asked him if he was happy and his answer was "Jen, I am so happy." And I started sobbing and that was that. He even has seemed different since Friday. Happier. Lighter. I like it.
It was a beautiful weekend, and I saw so many wonderful people. But I'm not going to lie...I am PUMPED for bedtime tonight.