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Now it goes without saying that I’m really excited about the wedding next weekend (duh). Aside from the fact that I’m marrying my best friend in the whole world, I’m super thrilled to see some of my West Coast family too. My brother and sister-in-law (check out  her blog: pearls & such)  live in Washington near my mom’s side of the family.

With the entire country between us, we don’t get to see them as often as we’d like, but we’ve been lucky enough that between holidays, graduations and weddings, we’ve been able to see them once year for the last 3 years. Next Wednesday evening, they’ll be flying in!

Now, I think I’ve mentioned before how generous they are, but they’ve definitely put the icing on the cake for me this year because they’re bringing me a surprise guest to my wedding. My godmother Aunt April will also be flying in on Wednesday.

 Aunt April, Brother, SIL and Uncle Bill (who still can’t come, boo!)
at WSU college graduation in 2008

Initially, Aunt April had not thought she’d be able to come, but my brother and his wife were able to fix this. It was supposed to be a surprise when they showed up for our joint bachelor/bachelorette party next week, but a little birdie accidentally forgot and told me about a month ago. I had been keeping it a secret, thinking that at least the Mister could be surprised–turns out he was in on the secret all along too. Now that it’s out in the open that I know, I just have to impatiently wait until they get here.