Today I am thankful for memories of sushi night at Nick & Jenn’s wedding.
If it is true that when you die there is a mini highlight reel of the best moments of your life, this is definitely one that I’ll be excited to re-live. I’m not sure that there are any pictures from that night, but the memories live on in my head. In the meantime, here are the pics from that week that I could readily find…
One of the nights before Nick & Jenn’s wedding in Turks and Caicos we stayed up a little late and drank maybe a lot but not too much, and had a great time shooting the bull in the pool long after every normal human being had gone to bed. While I was pretty sure that sushi was one of the most disgusting foods in the world Nick and Jenn wanted to prove otherwise. Fortunately for me I had just enough alcohol to make trying sushi seem like a good idea. Next thing you know I was eating sushi and my life was forever changed!
Seriously though, this is one of the iconic memories I have of Becky and I hanging out with Nick and Jennifer. It may be weird, but I usually have one or two iconic moments of pure happiness with my friends that stick out more than others (Steve and mai tais in Hawaii, Becky smiling while on the Athabasca Glacier hike) and these memories always bring huge smiles for me. This moment with them was absolutely perfect in my mind. We were all in a great mood, we were all totally relaxed, we were all totally plugged in and present with each other, and we were just flat out having fun. Every bit of memory and ounce of emotion tied to that night are nothing but pure bliss. We had so much fun that it has been cemented in my brain as one of those very special moments that I will hold on to for the rest of my life. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve had a lot of fun as a group both before and since, but that night just sticks out for its perfection.
Tonight while I was driving to Dubuque with Lee (our new Eau Claire Manager) we were trading fun stories from our past and at some point this one came into my brain and brought a huge smile to my face. Ever since then it’s popped into my brain every so often and I can’t help but smile and remember just how much fun that night was.