Last Friday, we headed up north to attend the wedding of two of our good friends. The wedding was held on her Grandma's farm, overlooking the fields. It was a beautiful location. And, across the field, you could see the farm that my mom grew up on, where I spent many childhood days visiting my grandma and grandpa. The bride and groom were blessed with no rain that day (the first day without rain in many days there). It was cool and overcast, but it made for a comfortable day. I was a bad girl and completely forgot to take any pictures. Seriously, I have about 8 and none of them have the bride and groom in them. I get so caught up in enjoying the wedding that I forget to get my camera out. Oh well, you'll just have to believe me when I say that the couple looked fabulous.
While at the wedding, we got to spend some time with our friends from Ohio. They just got engaged and so it was great fun talking to them about all of their wedding plans for next summer. It's a bummer living so far away from them, but we always have a blast when we're together.
The fabulous dude and my brother held the MCing responsibilities for the evening. They did an amazing job. They had funny pieces of advice to go along with pictures from the bride and grooms childhood, trivia for guests to answer, and an archery station where guests could attempt to pop balloons to get the couple to kiss (the bride and groom are both avid hunters and love archery so it was fitting). They also re-wrote the words to "I'm Still a Guy" by Brad Paisley to tell "The Story of Cassie and Ry". It was hilarious and the crowd absolutely loved it. I might try to get the video of them singing it up here sometime next week.
On Sunday after the wedding, I headed home with my sister, her hubby and my nephew to spend a few days with them. I was there until Tuesday and we had loads of fun. We went for walks, played games and spent some time at the beach. I did manage to take a few photos there.
On Tuesday after supper, we loaded ourselves up in the car and drove three hours back to my place. They stayed here with us until last night. We did some shopping (thanks for the birthday gifts, sister!) ate lots of food and had a play date with some friends. Unfortunately, the end of H's vacation at Aunt Lucy's was ruined by a trip to the hospital to get treatment for an infection. Poor baby boy was not impressed with the waiting time (nor were Auntie and Mommy).
After the trip to the ER was done, we ate some dinner, played for a few more minutes and sent them on their way. It was a busy week but it was great. I am really just trying to soak up the last few days of "summer vacation" before I really get back into the swing of things at school.
I hope you all had a great week ... I've missed you all!