Monday, June 20, 2011

The Rom Com (Family Vacation Part 2)

I could sense that something was wrong. My mom's boyfriend, Carlos, was talking in a hushed tone. I picked up the word, "Uncomfortable."

Oh boy. He had finally had it. He couldn't take us anymore. We were crass and awful people, and he wanted out.

"What's wrong?" I asked my mom next to me.

"Nothing!" My mom said a little too quickly and loudly. "Nothing at all! Why?"

I looked at Carlos' face. It was tense. I looked at her. "Did I do something wrong?"

"No! No, sweetheart, everything's fine!" My mom said emphatically.

Carlos had caught wind of my worry. "Oh, no, no, Kristy, don't worry, nothing is wrong. It is not you," Carlos explained.

It was not me.

Hmmmm.

I looked around at the other suspects.

My son was rubbing the face of his apple on the table and then eating it.

My husband was calculating the right moment he could go interrupt one of his favorite lead singers at a nearby table and get a picture of him (Roger Clyne). You see, here's the proof:


My husband, Roger Clyne (from The Refreshments and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers), and my brother

My brother was nearly single-handedly finishing the pitcher of margarita on the table.

My niece was looking for hungry, skinny dogs to feel sorry for. We found one. See, look:


But he was too cute and peppy looking to feel sorry for. (Look closely - there is a small Chihuahua peeking at us on top of the restaurant roof.)

Suddenly, Carlos began to speak.

He had a speech. It didn't take long to realize that something exciting was about to happen. He was going to propose!

But, no! There would be no proposal and some long, boring engagement.

There was to be a WEDDING on our resort balcony THE NEXT DAY! My mom was getting married!

Much hugging, kissing, and shouting occurred. Carlos is a smart guy. He knows that we are a family that loves excitement.

Sure enough, the next day, on the balcony of our hotel room was a simple and touching wedding ceremony with only the most important people in our small family.

It was just the way they wanted it.

(Well, except for Parker attempting to break out in a hockey game in the middle of it all and then force loud burps.)

But, besides that, the love was in the air.



Our family has blessedly grown by one.

23 comments:

Jennifer Kay said...

Dang, what an AWESOME surprise!!! Those are the best kind...

Natalie said...

Awww what a great surprise for your family!

StephanieinSuburbia said...

Oh I love this! I mean, I loved my wedding, but it would be so fun to be like "surprise, marriage time!" How exciting. Glad you like him, too!

Jessica said...

How exciting!

I would have been worried at first too that something was wrong because my kids were being annoying. Glad it turned out to be good.

Mommy's Paradise said...

What a great surprise. Were you the only one who didn't know or did Carlos and your mom keep it for themselves? Congratulation to both of them.

Eva Gallant said...

How fun! Congratulations to the newlyweds. And the last photo is especially nice.

Amy said...

Ok, I am all caught up on your Mexican get-away, and may I say that you people are HA-LARIOUS! Parker (fake) poo-pooing in the elevator had me in stitches! And that picture as a teaching tool...BRILLIANT! I am so stealing that!

Also, the irony is not lost on me that your mom married a guy named Carlos...in Mexico. I'm assuming that he did in fact travel there with you guys and this relationship just didn't form in between searching for nicorette & and dead fish excursions.

Seriously, though....Congrats to the happy couple! That's awesome!

Glen said...

That is deffo the way to do it! great

I am Harriet said...

Holy Cow! That is pretty cool!!

KDC Events said...

Awe what a great surprise and awesome memory!
Denice

Kara said...

How exciting! What a wonderful way to tie the knot - no fuss, just family. Congrats to the newlyweds!

Cam said...

wow! that's awesome! congrats to your mom!!! how sweet. :)

TV's Take said...

YAY! How fun! I love when Mom's of a more mature age find love. Helps you feel good about them growing older. Congrats on your new addition.

jess said...

How sweet and fun! Congratulations!

Clipped Wings said...

Oh, how beautiful. I love the photos, especially the wedding one of all of you. Best wishes to your Mom and your new Stepdad!

Amber said...

Oh yay what a wonderful surprise.

Tenille @ Help!Mum said...

That's absolutely brilliant, what a fantastic surprise. And Parker serenading and all! Congratulations to Carlos and your Mum.

Katie said...

I just love a good wedding story! Surprise, unannounced and seemingly last minute weddings! There's nothing better!

Sarah said...

Looks like so much fun!

Victoria KP said...

What a great surprise! Congrats to your mom & Carlos!

Jessica Anne said...

How romantic! A surprise wedding on a vacation, fantastic! Congrats to your mom and Carlos and to you!

Suniverse said...

Now THAT is a great vacation.

Love [and burps] were definitely in the air. Congratulations to your whole family!

Anastasia said...

How sweet! Congratulations to your mom!