Hmmmm. I just realized with 3 son in laws I'm going to have to find a way to distinguish between them. lol It was a lovely evening. Our family is not that large. So it was husband and I, easy child and her husband, and Travis. And of course the bride and groom. All of Nichole's husband's family was there and they're such warm sweet open people........and aw heck we've known them so darn long now it's almost as if we're all one big giant family anyway. Aubrey was an angel, a very chatty angel.....but good as utter gold. Her cousin from that side 18 mo old Emmie was also both darling and an angel. Well now, honestly? With all those grandparents there (including greats) they were smothered in attention and had plenty of laps to choose from. lol There was a nice buffet dinner..... and yes I made use of the open bar. The grooms dad had everyone say something to the bride and groom. We all told them how proud we were of them. But the jest of it........as Nichole's husband sort of blurted out was He finally married the mother of his children. lol Lots of picture taking.......in which actually it sort of became blurred as to who's family was who's. Which honestly, I think it both a nice and very good thing. They cut the cake, fed each other......and the grooms bro egged him into squishing a piece into Nichole's cheek. That did NOT go over well with the females in the room, which the groom immediately picked up on even while the males thought it hilarious. Well, duh. The females all knew it had been a spa day.........the cost in both time and money. He got the evil stare down but good. lol I love Nichole's husband's grandmother and aunt. His grandmother reminds me so very much of mother in law......and his aunt is just a younger version. These two kids have got the greatest support system a young couple could ever hope to have. And toward the end..........the bride and groom stood up together and thanked both their families for sticking by them, never giving up on them, for supporting them, encouraging them, and loving them through both the good and the very bad times. While Nichole's husband can grate on my nerves at times, while there have been bad moments between us on more than one occasion.....I can honestly say he is very much a part of this family. It seems, like with Nichole, his desire to change is genuine and he's working hard to make those changes. He seems to be resolving many of his own issues, which is a very good thing. I hope it continues. They are happy. I suppose in the end, that's all that counts.