Monday, February 9, 2009

Funny girls

Yesterday afternoon, we all watched the movie Father of the Bride (the one with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton and two young actors playing the bride and groom who I have no clue who they are, as Aisling would say) and as always, it made my husband and me get all choked up at the end due to its shameless sentimentality and it made Meelyn and Aisling get stars in their eyes over the many possibilities of Weddings Yet to Come.

"I don't mind having a nice reception and all," said my husband, wiping his eyes on his arm, "but I don't think your mom and I are quite fixed to hire wedding coordinators and huge white marquees and feed two hundred guests steak and lobster and all that."

"Oh, we know," said Meelyn reassuringly. "I want a simple kind of wedding, I think."

"You're so lucky to be Catholic," I sniffled, blotting my eyes on the hem of my sleeve. "That way, you get a gorgeous wedding Mass as part of the deal."

"Yeah," said Meelyn with a faraway look in her eyes, "I'd rather have a simple wedding and go on a really awesome honeymoon."

"Yes!" said Aisling eagerly. "A really awesome honeymoon!"

I smiled. "I remember when your dad and I left on our honeymoon, I couldn't believe that we were just allowed to go off on a vacation together. It seemed so strange."

"Didn't you go to..." Meelyn began hesitantly.

"Indianapolis," I finished. "Yes, we went to Indianapolis on our honeymoon, and it was actually very, very nice."

"I think I'd like to go somewhere on a plane."

Feeling that I'd somehow let down the team, I said stoutly, "An glamorous location can be wonderful, but when you're newlyweds and so in love, all you can see is each other." Meelyn patted my hand.

"Glamorous, " mused Aisling romantically, lost in her own thoughts and only half-listening to the conversation. "I'd like to go somewhere that was fun and glamorous. I think I'd like to go to either Italy or to Hawaii," she told us. "Either one of those places, or maybe Kentucky."

1 comment:

Sinéad said...

Aw! What a sweet post. My favorite, I think.
And doesn't Kimberly Williams-Paisley plat the bride in that film? She is Brad Paisley's wife, and Brad Paisley is my favorite singer. I've never seen the movie, but I'm sure she plays in it.

My! I love your blog, InsomniMom. Truly, I do. You're the kind of Mom I pray I may be someday, if God wants me to marry.

I'm a New Yorker (sadly... I'd much rather live in the South) 15, and one of three Catholic homeschooled siblings. I found your blog by google-ing up an icon of Saint Edmund Campion, and stumbled upon your blog. I love it!

I really hope you daily post, or at least, regularly.

God bless you and your family!

Ad Jesum, per Mariam,
Sinéad (it's my nickname. I'm actually Theresa, but I go by Sinéad - pronounced Shin-ade. It's Gaelic.)