A little back story: Brent first worked with Mark several years ago when we first started dating. One day the three of us went to lunch. I would like to preface this with the fact that a) Brent and I were barely dating, we were like 3 months in at he most and b) this was only the second time or so that I had met Mark. So, we are at lunch and all of a sudden this guy says, "You know, when you guys are ready to get married, I'm certified to marry people. I only do this for my friends but I wanted to offer." Okay, so that's not an exact quote but it's pretty darn close. At the time Brent and I just looked at each other and laughed. I thought Mark was crazy, seriously. After lunch we got in the car and laughed, very nervously, about the whole deal. In the end, Mark was right and low and behold, three years later we took him up on that offer, as you can see here. So friends, let me warn you, if you meet Mark and he offers to marry you to the person you are with.... he sees something. So you'll need to decide, just give in or run like the wind! It's funny to hear him talk about it now because he did say at dinner, "It was just so obvious." I'm glad he was right.
So this night when we found out that Mark accepted the offer where Brent works, I can honestly say I'm not sure if I was more excited on my wedding day or this day. As we waited for Mark and Darla to arrive to begin our celebration I was pacing and jittery and I couldn't wait for them to get there so we could open the champagne.
Needless to say, dinner was wonderful. We shared so many laughs and great food, it was just so much fun. I'm really looking forward to the year that's ahead for all of us and I hope that the infectious nature of happiness and success continues to spread to my circle of friends and out to the world!