A crashed motorcycle and a wedding.

On June 6th, Jenn and I rode up to Hiawasee for our friend Megan’s bachelorette party.  It was hosted by her maid of honor, Alicia, at Alicia’s beautiful lake house. We had such a great time relaxing and lying out by the lake while getting to know some of Megan’s other friends.

View of the lake from the house and the dock.
View of the lake from the house and the dock.
Some of the girls on the dock.
Some of the girls on the dock.

Jenn and I headed out on Saturday afternoon. There are tons of bikers (motorcycle bikers, not cyclists) that ride through Helen to the mountains, and we passed several. One caught our eyes. A man between 62 and 65 years old was sitting on the side of the road dressed in biking gear, no bike in site, and it wasn’t a rest area. We decided to u-turn and see if he was alright. When I rolled down the window to see if he was ok, he turned to answer, and we could see blood all over his face. That was enough for us to decide to pull over and call 911. Then we brought him some water and asked him what happened. His name is Tom, and it turned out that when he took a turn, he caught some gravel, and he and his bike went flying down a 35 foot embankment, jumped off his bike in midair, and caught several branches on the way down. Then he climbed back up the hill and was sitting there waiting on his buddy to show up, which he did while we were pulling over to help.

Since I’m such an extraordinarily accident prone person, I’ve made a little first aid kit with neosporin, bandaids, foaming wound cleanser, gauze, coban, tape, bug bite stuff, benadryl gel, etc. So, I grabbed the kit (ok, it’s more of all that stuff thrown into a little Lancome bag) and ran down the road. We got him blood-free and bandaged up. He had a very bruised face with cuts all on it, cut up fingers, and what looked like a broken hand. And that’s just what we could see when he took his gloves off. He also said his chest was hurting.  His bike was so far down the steep embankment that when his buddy went down the hill to turn off the bike, we could barely see him through the branches. The sheriff and the EMT finally showed up and took care of him. It was an interesting delay to our ride home.

Tom, on the side of the road after we cleaned him up and the EMT arrived. See all the trees on the hill? Yeah, they smacked him on his way down.
Tom, on the side of the road after we cleaned him up and the EMT arrived. See all the trees on the hill? Yeah, they smacked him on his way down.

Megan and Ed were married on June 20th. They had such a sweet, beautiful wedding. They looked fabulous, as did their wedding party. They wrote their own vows, and there were few dry eyes in the church when they finished saying them. I think I enjoy attending weddings more now that I’m married than I ever did before. It’s a sweet reminder of how much you love your spouse and how special your relationship is. Seeing another couple get married reminds me of how God blesses us with a person that He specifically made to be our partner, best friend, and perfect compliment throughout our lives. It just means more to me now that I’ve walked the aisle and said “I do” than it ever could before.

Sweet Ceremony
Sweet Ceremony
First wedded kiss!
First wedded kiss!
A beautiful evening for a wedding!
A beautiful evening for a wedding!

Tom and I had a great time hanging out with Jenn and Justin at the reception, and getting to chat a little bit with the newlyweds! We are so excited for Ed and Megan. They are such a sweet couple, and they absolutely adore one another.

Megan and Ed's first dance.
Megan and Ed’s first dance.
We handed out programs and did guest book duty together. So glad Jenn and I were paired up!
We handed out programs and did guest book duty together. So glad Jenn and I were paired up!
Jenn and Justin
Jenn and Justin
Us!
Us!
Goofs
Goofs
Gamma Phi's singing for Megan at the reception!
Gamma Phi’s singing for Megan at the reception!

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