I so need a break from this whole flood thing. I thought it was a perfect time to share some wedding pictures. For those who don't know the story, a quick recap... Last Christmas Kamie and Kim both became engaged. They both were thinking about getting married in August. Kristen had just relapsed in November and we were facing a bone marrow transplant if we could get her into remission. In January, Kristen amazingly went into remission after the first round of chemo. The bone marrow transplant would take place sometime in February. I told both the girls that I didn't want to do any wedding stuff until after the transplant. I jokingly told the girls that if they were both going to get married in August that it would have to be a double wedding as I couldn't care for Kristen and pull off 2 weddings in the same month. The more we talked about it the more it sounded like a great idea. A double wedding it would be..August 18th. Then on June 4th we received the shocking news that Kristen had again relapsed. Only this time things would be different. There was nothing the doctors could do, no more chemo, not much hope, they gave her 4 to 6 months to live. Our world stopped. After a week of tears, heartbreak and disbelief my husband suggested to both Kamie and Kim that August would not be a good time for a wedding. Kristen would be too sick. He gave them the option of either moving their weddings back a few months or moving them up in hopes that Kristen would still be well enough to attend. Both girls knew immediately that they wanted to share their special day with Kristen. The weddings were moved up to July 7th. We had just 3 weeks to prepare. Somehow we pulled it off. It was a beautiful day and Yes, Kristen was able to attend. Just 13 days later she passed away. I had 2 weddings and 1 funeral in the same month. I don't recommend it, however we are thrilled and feel so blessed that everything worked out the way it did as far as the weddings. It was a bitter sweet day. I am so very proud of Kamie and Kim for not only sharing their special day with each other but
also sharing it with Kristen.
Kamie and James were married at 10:30 in the morning in her grandparent's backyard
Kim and Dave were married in the early afternoon in the Draper Temple
Later that evening a double reception was held
My 2 sons, Rick and Ryan
Yes, I ended up making both of the weddings cakes. Don't be surprised if they show up on "Cake Wrecks"
And Yes, those are bobble heads on Kim's cake. They look just like her and Dave.