Monday, August 27, 2012

I'm going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I coooommmee!

Kansas City, Part I

     A couple weeks ago I was able to make it back to Kansas City to be a bridesmaid in my friend and former co-worker, Jordan's wedding. I also managed to convince my parents and my friend Dana to drive the 4ish hours to come see me, too! It was a blast!
     I flew out on Thursday afternoon after getting off that morning and not sleeping. Ouch! I worked my usual 12 hour shifts at the hospital on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. When I got off Thursday morning I booked it back home to pack, then headed toward the airport. Unfortunately, the down side to where our house is is that it's farther from the Max. Instead of walking to it like we could at our apartment, we have to take a bus to the Max. Once I made it to the Max, I was so tired that I briefly fell asleep. That left me feeling super groggy and increased my stress levels because I briefly panicked, not knowing where I was or if I had missed my stop. Ack! I breezed through security, however and managed to get some sleep on the flight. Jordan and Tiffaney were nice enough to pick me up when I got in around midnight. We were talking so much though that we went the wrong direction on the highway and ended up almost in St. Joseph (NOT Kansas City). Oops.
      That Friday was the rehearsal dinner. While we were getting ready, I was watching Jordan curl her hair and realized that I have been curling my hair wrong my entire life. What?! How is this possible?? I usually take a piece of hair, clamp the curling iron onto it, slide it down to the end and then curl it up. Jordan only slides it to about the middle of her hair and curls it while gently pulling it to the end. I tried it and it works SO much better!
     We then headed to Club 1000, where the ceremony and reception would be on Saturday. We did the rehearsal, ate Jack Stack catered dinner (no, I didn't eat the meat in case you're wondering), and learned a dance. Jordan's friend Kelly had choreographed the dance for the bridal party reception entry to Bruno Mars' song "Marry You". It was simple, cute, and fun!
     After the rehearsal, Tiffaney did my finger nails and toe nails to match hers and Jordan's. Way cheaper than a mani/pedi and probably nicer, too! This girl should seriously get paid to do nails. She had skills!


Her engagement ring

Getting ready for the rehearsal dinner

This is how boys get ready

Wait, what are we doing again?
Our verse: "Well, I know this little chapel on the boulevard we can go, no one will know, oh come on, girl"

In heels! This girl is a superhero!
Soon to be married!

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