Katie and I met when we were ten years old. As she tells it, we met at the park where I was jumping off the swings and landing on my head. She thought I was so crazy, she just had to meet me. I don’t have any recollection of this, but I disagree. I was very good at swing-jumping and there’s no way I would have been landing on my head!
Either way, Katie and I met that summer before 5th grade and became fast friends. She’s been one of my best friends ever since. And while we’ve both had other best friends that have come and gone, Katie now has a new permanent best friend, her husband Roger.
Of course, everything about the wedding was beautiful. Though I have to admit, this trend of going to Iowa in April for weddings is getting a little old. It’s cold there folks!
Katie and Roger are both engineers, so there was lots of fun, hands-on stuff around at the reception. Plastic wind-up robots that went gshzzz-gshzzz-gshzzz as they wobbled across the white tablecloth linens, cardboard robot kits, even crayons and a coloring book. The coloring book had two robots on the front and then a whole bunch of blank pages. Munchkinhead and I had a great time filling the book with images of Katie and Roger as all sorts of things: fish, astronauts, beers, old people.
And of course, there was plenty of dancing. Mommy and Daddy danced to their song. Munchkinhead and I rocked out to Don’t Stop Believing, which is pretty much Munchkinhead and whoever’s around’s song. We polka-ed, we funky chicken-ed, we YMCA’d. The DJ even played the song Mommy and I dance to at every wedding.
My second-favorite part was when the lady sitting next to me turned to the bride’s mom and started talking about these shoes she saw at the ceremony that she really liked, “yellow with black polka-dots.” “Hey, those are Munchkinhead’s!”
I also really liked seeing Katie and her family again; it’s been a few years. But my favorite, absolute favorite part was seeing how happy Katie is and how much Roger adores her.