So the medals part of this might be a little misleading, but I couldn't find anything else that rhymed, so bear with me.
I'd first like to issue a very hearty and happy congratulations to Tom, as he became a National Qualifier in the weight throw this weekend. This was his team's first official meet of the season, and he threw far enough to hit the provisional mark. He is the first athlete in the history of Aurora Track and Field to qualify for Nationals at the first meet. He's currently ranked 3rd in the nation!! There's a difference between the provisional mark and the automatic qualifying mark, so maybe I'll explain that more another day, but for now, we are all so excited and proud of Tom for all he's accomplished. And to think that almost 2 years ago he was in emergency surgery and not able to walk for 3 months! It's amazing where some determination and a lot of hard work can get you!!
On to the petals part: Yesterday I met with our florist to review arrangements, bouquets, etc. Right now, all the bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and flower girl wands are decided and done for. She's also making us a fantastic card holder that I'll be able to post pictures of soon, along with some sort of arrangement for the seating card holder/area thingamajig. When the weather's warmer, we'll be taking a trek down to Wilder Park to see what decor, if any, is needed. I know there is a permanent arch, but it's usually grown over with ivy, so we'll have to suss it all out.
Overall, a very satisfying weekend for both of us!