Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wedding Weekend

Last weekend we headed down to visit family and be there for David's brothers wedding! It was so fun to be around family and such a blessing to be at the wedding.

We arrived Thursday night shortly before the twins' bedtime. We ate a delicious late dinner, and then started our bedtime routine. Luke and Abbey couldn't help but be enamored by this gigantic bear at Poppa and Grandma's house. I get that. I was kinda enamored by him myself.


It became even more fun when Daddy tossed them on it...



The kids went down without a hitch (praise Jesus) and we all slept great. Dave's parents took us out to a tasty breakfast the next morning and then we came back home to play.

It took awhile for Luke, Abbey, and Omar to all warm up to each other, but before long they were all buddies...

...I see a Dog in our future.


Our niece Evelyn was so incredible with Abbey and Luke! They just loved playing with her and she was so sweet with them.



Friday night was the wedding (11/11/11). Here are ALL the cousins on Dave's side of the family:



Words nearly escape me when I look at that picture. God has been so faithful to our family.


The wedding was beautiful...


...and thankfully Luke and Abbey were pretty good - for being 19 months old. Dave stood as resident Best Man, and they were a little distracted by that. I just kept shoving goldfish crackers in their mouths and saying "shhh...yes, that's Daddy up there...shh..." =).


My little family...


We went over to the reception for a bit and then had to head back to Grandma and Poppa's to get the Littles to bed at a decent hour.

Some of the cousins spent the night at Grandma and Poppa's too, so the next morning there were kids playing everywhere, and Abbey and Luke were loving it!!


After a fun morning of play, our little family piled in the minivan and headed home. Dave and I kept saying during the drive that this felt like somewhat of a milestone trip. It was the first time we've ever stayed somewhere else and felt like we relaxed so much since having kids. It's hard to take babies outside of their normal environments, routines...etc, and this time our kids seemed old enough to adjust quickly and enjoy themselves, leaving us to sit back and watch them. A GREAT time was had by all.

7 comments:

Lauren said...

Sounds like fun!

Jen S. said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! Yay! :)

Ann said...

Awwwwwww! What a fun trip!! Family rules!

Suzanne said...

Yay for a successful trip! Don't you love when things (the kids) actually cooperate with the plan? :)

Laura said...

I am glad that David got to be there for Peter! Evelyn is a great kid and it is very cool to see her with her niece and nephew. =)

Jennifer said...

It looks like ya'll had so much fun! Clay's cousin got married that same night too. And I LOVE the family pic :)

Hope ya'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Lacy said...

I'm glad your trip was a success! It is SO hard traveling and getting out of the "norm"!! This is wonderful that they adjusted so well and that your family was able to have such a great time!