Friday, August 28, 2009

Where I've Been...

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!

13 comments:

C said...

Oh my gosh. The little one is adorable!!! So glad you guys had a good time & glad to have you back!

Katie said...

I think it is fine that you got caught up in the wedding and forgot to take pictures! That says the wedding was a success!!

How cute is that little baby???

Lindsey Carver said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I am terrible about taking pictures too. It's so true that you just get to enjoying yourself and totally forget to get documentaion of said enjoyment!

Thanks for the ideas! They just finish redoing this WalMart too, although it was already a super WM. There is a brand new one on the other side of town, so this older one got a spruce up in hopes of competing with the new one. Yeah right! The new one has a sushi bar!

Jorden and Kristin said...

Those beach pictures are great!! If you didn't take wedding pictures it means you were totally enjoying yourself and thats what matters! I just went to a wedding and took tons of pictures but probably not for the right reason. (bad i know!)

that stinks you ended up having to go to the ER. and especially stinks that you had to wait :( I always feel so bad when people come into our ER to be seen and have to wait 2+ hours! (or more!)

glad your back on here!

New England Girl said...

Awww, it looks/sounds like you guys had a wonderful time! minus the ER visit and all. :) Love the photos... that little one is so cute! :) Glad to hear you're back!

Kristen said...

ahh too cute!!

SnoWhite said...

I'm so glad your back and have been enjoying the last few days of summer. I'm feeling that crunch too -- all the students are coming back.

Hope you have a blessed and fun weekend canning/etc.!

Lucky in Love said...

I've missed you too my friend! I've been MIA lately on reading but I am getting caught up :)

And yeah for friends in Ohio getting married! Friends in which you must drive through Cleveland to see :)

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Love the pictures! :)

Jenny.Lee said...

Love the pics! Sounds like a wonderful trip minus the ER visit of course.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hey there girlie! I have missed you like crazy! It looks like you had a wonderful week. Poor little pumpkin with the infection. He's such a cutie pie. I would LOVE to see the video of FD and your brother. I'm sure it would be terribly entertaining!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! We have family here tonight and while they rot their brains watching The Love Guru, I am catching up on my Reader. At least I'm sitting with them, right?! ;)

XO*Tricia

Brittany Ann said...

We missed you, too! But I'm glad you had so much fun! The wedding sounds fun, and your husband sounds like a great MC!

Taryn said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about the little guy's infection! Glad he was ok?

Glad you had fun too- before the not so fun ER visit though.