We held our rehearsal dinner/cookout yesterday and everything turned out great, aside from a few down pours. I was beyond happy when I saw my MOH walk into our yard. I'm still not entirely sure why she was so resistant to coming, but I made my day. If she didn't come, that was not going to ruin it for me, but she and her kids came and looked like they enjoyed themselves. We handed out our cards and gifts to our wedding party. The girls cried of course.
The guys took FI out for his bachelor party. OH BOY haha. My SIL and one of my BM's hung out with me til 3am, waiting for the guys to drop FI off. FI doesn't let loose very often. He will have a few drinks on occasion, but I told the guys to make sure he had a really good time. They took him to dinner at a sports bar and then out to play pool and go bowling. FI could barely stand when he came in the house. But they had LOTS of laughs. Everyone hung out here until about 4am. I fell asleep and had a power nap from 5 -8:30am, and now I am on "mommy" duty.
I was so emotional saying goodbye to everyone yesterday, each time they said "see you on Friday!"