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Woo! I am tired!

Today ended up being a fantastic day! While Pete is off at the Firefighters Convention in Wildwood, I figured I would spend my weekend home, missing him, feeling fat! However, the day ended up being a great time- although I still missed Pete!

Pete's cousin Christine got married today to her longtime boyfriend Wayne. It was a beautiful day for a wedding! Since Pete is gone, Shelly was my date, and even though we got a little lost on the way to the ceremony, we got there in plenty of time to see Christine and Wayne be married! Wayne even wrote the song that Christine walked down the aisle to! It was a gorgeous song, but even if it hadn't been, how romantic is that?

After that, we enjoyed the reception, at what was by far the most fun table at the wedding- Shelly and I, Pete's cousin Greg and his sweet fiance Julie, and more cousins, Stacy, Heather, and Heather's husband John. Stacy and Heather, if their current careers ever run out, could be those people who work on cruise ships, getting people to dance and have fun! We all just had a great time laughing and dancing! PJ was even serenaded by Heather a few times! :-) I wish I had pictures, but my camera doesn't take very good pictures in banquet-type rooms- too dark! But, it was a beautiful day all around!

Now, it's time for bed- Pete comes home tomorrow!!! YAY!

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