Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Our Trip: Photo Style (of course!) *edited with more photos*

The trip started off EARLY Friday morning; we left our house around 4:00 AM. We picked up Nonnie and Pa (well, they drove in front of us) and we headed on our way. (I'll leave out all of the details about how sick I was. Kinda kills the mood of the happy post!) We stopped around noon for lunch and a much needed stretch. The boys (including Pa and Daddy) played, while mommy was sick and Nonnie was maker of the lunch.

Arriving in Charleston, never seemed like it was going to happen! We finally made it around 8 pm. We all crashed. It was a long day.

Saturday, mommy and the other bridal party members were treated to pedicures and manicures. MUCH needed. (Mother of groom, Amy, ME, Sister of Groom)

We then went straight to the Citadel Beach House, where the wedding took place, to rehearse!

The rehearsal went well, and Adam met his new BFF of the trip (Kayla).

The rehearsal dinner was at Sticky Fingers in downtown Charleston. I have no photos of this. Why? I have no clue. Out of 408 photos, you would think I would have some. hmph.

The next day was D-Day (ha ha) and it started out at a fabulous little hair studio. They opened just for us, had drinks, food, and it was wonderful!!

(my hair was so cool looking! I wish I could duplicate this on my own!!)

The wedding was amazing! No photos until the reception, however, because I was a little busy... and Andy was manning Adam. As soon as the professional photos are available, I will post a link to them! :)

(This is one of our teachers from High School! It was so neat to see her again, after eight years. EEK. Did I just say 8???)

(This is the best man. Can you BELIEVE I walked down the aisle with him? He joked and said he was just going to pick me up and chuck me down the aisle. ha ha ha. He could have done it, too!)

So... we also did some traveling about. Here are some of my favorite photos:

(Paula's restaurant!!!)

(Forest Gump's bench)

(I wish this was better. Matthew's facial expression was hilarious!)

(On the boat)

(Jimmy and Diane- our distant relatives. WE LOVE you guys! Thanks for letting us stay with you!!)

And finally... we got to head home!

(The truck we saw on fire!)

And since we've been home.... Adam got a BIG boy bed (Andy's old bed), We had a party for Ashley (she leaves on her 7 WEEK mission trip on Friday), and we've done a lot of RESTING!

(Me, Ash and Carly (my newest niece! 3 months old already!!)

(Kayleigh and mommy :) )

Ok, I think that's enough for now! Enjoy!!


Amy said...

Ooh, weddings are so fun! Glad you had a great time!

Tranny Head said...

I've been to quite a few parties at the Citadel beach house . . . ah the memories . . .

Blueberry said...

looks like a wonderful vacation! i want to go down there sometime!

and bah! to your 8 years out of high school- i've been out of COLLEGE for 12!!! ;)

Kellan said...

What great pictures of a wonderful trip. She was a beautiful bride - pretty dress! I love the bell picture - too cute!

Have a good day - Kellan

Maggie said...

It really looks like you guys had fun -- yay! I think my favorite shots are the black and white of Matthew and the one of Adam in the bell - hilarious!

And Adam is big enough to be out of a carseat already?! How did that happen?! I swear, I think that we'll be in car seat land FOREVER!

Fire Hunt said...

I like the black and white photo of Matthew to, that is a good one:)

Kathryn said...

Wow! What an amazing trip! And amazing pictures! I love the pic of Adam with his head in the bell. Too cute.
And YES! Your hair was gorgeous!

Elaine A. said...

What a bunch of great pics!! I have to go back and look at them all again...

Ok, I am back!

Your Matthew gets cuter every day. Oh what am I saying? So does Adam! Such sweet boys.

Glad y'all had a great trip and returned home safely.

Super Kristen said...

I love the photos, especially the bell picture. LOL.

Yeah eight years since high school already! Trippy.

Christina said...

What a great trip! The wedding sounds awesome. Love, love, LOVE the photo of Adam with his hat on backwards - what a little stud! Lots of other great ones, too!

My Goodness said...

Sorry you were ill.
LOVE your wedding hair!!
Glad you were all able to go...looks like you did a lot of things...and the beach! Love it!

Arizaphale said...

Cool photo story. Love this living vicariously thing :-D
You all looked beautiful at the wedding. Looking forward to the professional shots!

Stacy said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time (apart from being sick, of course!). Great photos of your trip - it all looks like a wonderful vacation/wedding. Love your hair - that looks so cute like that!

Dawn said...

Wow, those pictures are great! It looks like you had a wonderful time! Favorites: The one of you, Adam & Andy on the boat, the one of Matthew in BW with the little curtain, and the one with Adam under the bell (so cute!!)

Blessings & love as you adjust to life w/o your sis. :)

buckeyemomma said...

LOL.. Hello.. your niece's name is spelled CARLI!!! LOL

Brittany said...

I know how it's spelled. I don't like it that way. lol