I just love weddings! So, luckily for me, a wedding just happened to be the main purpose of our visit to Colorado two weekends ago :) Getting to see my family in the mix was just a fabulous bonus!
That Wednesday, Bryce, Thelma, Austin and I loaded up our Escape and the pop-up, and headed west! Very covered wagon, don't you think, lol!
The trip itself was highly enjoyable because as much as I love my husband, it's fun to have some new faces along for a drive to which we have become frighteningly accustomed! Thelma (my mother-in-law) and I settled ourselves in the back seat and read and laughed and talked our way accross the country. Bryce (my father-in-law) and Austin occupied the front seats and enjoyed conversation and the luxury of the sattelite radio - which at any given time found its way between Christian, country, oldies, Beatles, and family-friendly comedy throughout the drive.
We stopped on Wednesday night at the Camp A Way campground in Lincoln, Nebraska.
This picture was taken the next morning, because it was pretty dark by the time we stopped!
We rose with the sunshine, well, not exactly with the sunshine, but not super late, either. Cleaned up at the VERY nice facilities, packed her all up and headed out again.
Homer & Sandra
We dropped the parents and the camper at Homer and Sandra's house in Akron, and as soon as we were settled and freshened up a bit we were on the road again to Denver to meet up with my family - but that's a whole other post in and of itself, so stay tuned, lol!
We got back into Akron pretty early in the day on Friday, and that day was spent in preparation for the rehearsal dinner and reception at the reception hall. (The hall was awesome, it had a neat little room on the back where we could have the rehearsal dinner tables set up for the smaller party on Friday evening, and not have to tear it down in the midst of the reception hall decor!)
Saturday, Austin went dirtbike-riding/semitruck-washing with the guys in the wedding party, and I spent the morning at the house chatting with the fam over cinnamon rolls and coffee :) Hoss came back in time to get cleaned up and head to the church for photos!
the groom and his parents
beautiful ladies . . . loved the bicep corsages :)
the whole wedding party
Hosser thought that the pics took a loooong time :)
waiting for the ceremony to start
exchanging of vows and rings
It was an absolutely beautiful wedding!!! Austin's Uncle Homer, the father of the groom, performed the ceremony!
It has taken me about three weeks to get all of these pics edited and this post composed, so this is where we're going to end for now :) maybe reception pics to follow at some point, but who knows :)
Thanks for reading!