This past weekend brought blessings upon blessings to our family and our new baby business! On Saturday, we got to spend a few hours with our Athen’s All-Local Farmer’s Market family, but on Sunday (and here’s where things get crazy) we packed up and headed to the East Texas Wedding Extravaganza Bridal Expo. After a total of about 2 hours and 41 minutes of sleep (during which the baby woke up TWICE), we jumped into our packed vehicles and made the half hour drive to Tyler.
I’ll tell you this: having a food truck means you never run out of options for something delicious to eat. Zachary grabbed fresh kolaches* from our leftover stash on Saturday, and I got about half of mine down because I was so anxious about the dreaded Tyler health inspection we were expected to pass before we were able to commence with the cooking for the day. Long story short: we passed without issue and wondered why they have such a terrible reputation. The lady was extremely kind and helpful. I may be in the minority here, but we have really enjoyed working with the Health Department in Tyler.
Once we got the go-ahead, we were able to complete a lightning fast set-up during which the number of times I called Zach some variation of “honey,” baby,” and “sweet man” surely exceeded 100. (It’s a nervous habit, and I’m working on it.) As we stepped back for that moment of ultimate satisfaction wherein you survey all the hard work you just did while sweat pours down your sides, Zach points to the mobile toilet vendors next door and says “We should have bought potties.” He’s a man of few words most of the time, but he sure has a knack for always picking the right ones when he does have something to say! We’re quickly realizing that the amount of labor involved is intense. There’s so much that we didn’t bargain for (good and “unexpected”).
Holy cow! When the figurative “doors opened” (no literal doors opened for us, as we are frugal in as many ways as possible, and elected to purchase the outside “discount” spots 😂) and that event began, we were flooded with people. We spent an amazing 4 hours serving up samples of cake, punch, and chicken salad and talking about the many ways we can support couples and their families on one of the best days of their lives. At the end of it all, we were honored to be able to come up with a ton of opportunities to partner with couples to do what we love!
We can’t wait to take you along on this journey with us. Like truly, can’t wait! There’s so much more I need to tell you. I’ve referenced about 8 things that probably make no sense to you in the past few paragraphs, but I’m working on a post to remedy that. I want to introduce you to the family that Zach and I are humbled to call our own, but if I’m being really honest: I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity for our first post to be named “We Should Have Bought Potties.”
For now, a diaper is calling and I must go!
(Also, I recognize that the number of references to potty-related things is exceeding the maximum for a post not solely dedicated to something potty-related, but I’m afraid that just how my life tends to go much of the time.)
* Note to self: Teach my fellow East Texans about kolaches and why there should never be any leftovers from a day out in trailer. Sooooo good!