long story as to why - but this morning garrett and i decided to go to church with krystal. it will never happen again, after the events i'm about to share. i almost got up and walked out at one point.
so we're sitting there on our little side row pew & the meeting starts. (don't forget that garrett makes me laugh. so much. uncontrollably at times.) well - we start singing a hymn & garrett sings LOUD. and he sings parts. and the hymn we were singing had fancy parts in it. the first verse i just nudged and or elbowed him to pipe down. i was a lil' giggly, but maintained composure. i don't think he even knew what i was nudging him about (oblivious much?)
keep in mind here that i know i don't have a good voice. i'm not a loud singer unless i'm alone in my car. he apparently does & enjoys sharing his talents with the WHOLE CONGREGATION. as a child, i used to have hateful thoughts for the loud singers in church and would constantly make fun of my mother when i felt she was singing too loudly. so - a little warning about his love for singing might've helped.
so - when i start covering up the page so he can't see, he steps it up a notch. louder singing & fancier parts. yes, he threw a few extra in there! we both start laughing. and laughing. and laughing. and keep in mind that there are people around us & that its quite obvious that he's laughing because he'd stop bellowing in the middle of words. so. we're still laughing & shaking and the song is over. sacrament prayer starts & seeing as how we're adults who know better, we try to knock it off. which only makes us laugh even more.
it didn't work. garrett then started doing soothing breathing techniques in the middle of the prayer & i about lost it. i snorted. while trying to contain my laughter. for the whole room to hear. (this is about when i wanted to get up and leave)
i wish i could say that the snort whipped us into shape, but it didn't. we laughed more. he couldn't look at me for the better part of the meeting. i had my head down & would just shake. i'm pretty sure that krystal hates me now. we definitely didn't stay for anymore meetings, as i was mortified. i will never go back to that ward, as i don't want to be known as the snorter.
at least now we're home where we can laugh ourselves silly & not be totally irreverent. i'm sorry dad, it wouldn't have been your proudest moment of me.