hey abby+erik, remember the time we all went out into the backyard of your wedding reception at the smithville inn and you two lit a paper lantern into the sky? do you also remember that same lantern getting stuck on the very top of the tree branch? it must have been a good 30 seconds where it was 50/50 if we were going to completely burn down the smithville inn venue or not. remember that feeling when your heart sank into your chest and it missed a beat or two because you knew you were completely at the mercy of the wind? remember how you two stood side by side and encouraged your lantern to be released from the grasp of the tree branch? finally, when your wish-filled wedding day lantern made it’s escape from the tree, we all knew everything was going to be okay while you embraced each other with pure joy, hope, and excitement. your dreams of the future were safe inside this tiny little hot air filled floating paper lantern. as it made it’s journey away into the dark night sky and all that was left to see was a glowing speck in space, we also made a wish of our own for you. we wished your lives together would be filled with many more moments of pure joy and love for each other. remember when lauren yelled out “it looks like a UFO” as it floated away, killing the romantic silence? that’s my girl.
dinofact: tim started assistant coaching lily’s grade school basketball team. lauren has an awesome jump shot.