So, let's start talking about Roon meeting my family, shall we?
In the spring, usually in April, there is a weekend dedicated to mothers. All the mothers are invited to come visit their kids, attend class with them, and participate in specially organized events. My mom came to take full advantage, (Well, not full advantage, but she did want to see me) and she brought my little sister, Boogs with her. One of the things on the agenda for the week, was to find a wedding dress. I would tell you all the traumatizing details, but I'm saving that public humiliation for tomorrow (when I guest blog for Shortmama). Also on the agenda, was meeting the fiance, and attending a bore-you-to-tears bridal show.
I think, in the beginning, my mom didn't expect to like Roon. If he was anything like my past boyfriends, he would prove to be a less than ideal son in law. Add in the fact that our courtship had progressed at lightning speed, and you have one nervous mommy. Pretty much as soon as Roon and my mom met, all her doubt fell away. She could see from the way we acted around each other, that we were meant to be together. Boogs liked him instantly, because he has such a dorky sense of humor.
In addition to meeting Roon on Friday, my mom also met my future in laws on Saturday. I could tell you several anecdotes about shopping, and wedding planning with my father in law, but there's just not enough time in a day. Mostly, the introductions went off without a hitch.
Since my parents are divorced, Roon didn't get to meet my dad until several weeks later. Roon met most of the remainder of my family a few weeks after Mother's weekend. Everyone loved him! My older sister, Meg, was one of the few who was not present. She had been attending school at BYU-Hawaii, and doing an internship in Washington DC, so she wasn't going to be able to meet him until the week of the wedding. If you knew my sister, you would know that she does not impress easily. She is also not one to keep her opinions to herself, or accept other people's opinions as legitimate. Nope. She would not give me her blessing until she had met him for herself. Since her earliest chance to meet him would be so close to the wedding, and she wanted the opportunity to object to the wedding with plenty of time to call it off...they had to meet over the phone.
Everyone was somber, as I handed Roon the phone.
"Meg wants to talk to you."
I think I heard the sound of taps being played...
I was not in the room for their whole conversation, but I did hear snippets of Roon's side of the conversation.
"Computer Information Systems"
"Well, I'm not exactly sure yet."
" I hear Burger King is hiring"
"I guess if that happened, we could always live in a box behind Burger King."
He said goodbye and handed me the phone.
I think I saw a bead of sweat trickle down his forehead.
"Samantha (she's one of the few that can call me that) do you know what you're getting yourself into?"
"What? You don't like him?"
"No. I was trying to have a serious conversation with him about how he was planning to support you and take care of you, and he kept making jokes. How can I trust someone who can't take anything seriously?"
"He was kidding, Meg."
He eventually grew on her, and I dare say that by the reception she even liked him.
So, the answers to the questions were:
My Mom AND my little sister met him first.
My older sister was less than impressed with him.
Are you all ready for the bonus question blowout?
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YES OR NO?
- Were Sami's shoes comfortable?
- Were Roon and Sami's rings yellow gold?
- Did Sami have a bachelorette party?
- Did Sami have a maid of honor?
- Was the backdrop made out of styrofoam?
- Did Roon have a bachelor party?
- Did we get married in the morning?
- Were the centerpieces made of flowers?
- Did Sami help make the bridesmaids' dresses?
- Did we exchange rings at the wedding ceremony?
- Did Sami and Roon have a honeymoon?
- Was there alcohol at the reception?
- Was there more than one reception?
- Did Sami pick her colors because she liked them?
- Did Roon and Sami live together before they were married?
Here's how the scoring will work. Questions 1-8 will be worth 1 point a piece. For questions 9-15, are worth 2 points a piece.
If you get them all right, you can earn up to 22 more points!
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If there happens to be a tie after all that, I will go back, and the one who answered the most questions right overall, will be declared the winner.
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