Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I was a little too busy the day before and the day of to take pictures, but I am including some of the pictures from the rehearsal and wedding taken by the photographer, Mary Lashbrook. You can look at her other photos here.
The rehearsal was at Talon and the dinner was supposed to be at Jacobson Park where we'd eat Fazoli's and play wiffle ball. It poured that day, so we moved it all to church and it turned out great! Here's some pics of all of us playing ball.
The wedding was at Talon and it was the most beautiful day! The clouds looked like cotton candy and there was a cool breeze throughout the ceremony. At one point, this flock of geese flew in V formation over the ceremony and it was just breathtaking looking over the lake. The wedding was so personal and so unique and it's just so obvious how much they love one another! I just absolutely loved it and cried through the entire thing! It was so great to look over and see my amazing husband on the other side and it reminded me what a lucky woman I am to have married such a wonderful man 5 years ago.
I will say that it was unfortunate for Jen as she stood in an ant hill for the entire 40 min ceremony. At one point, I looked over and she had approximately 15 red ants crawling all over her legs and through her toes. Yikes!
This second video is during the song and the unity art done by Amy Cranfill. You can see the geese about 35 seconds into this video.
We did however make a tiny pit stop at the original KFC's Sander's Cafe. We grabbed a full bucket of chicken with all the sides to take onto our vessel. It was delicious, the water was cold but great, and the sun was shining without a cloud in the sky (which means we all lathered on the sunscreen to prevent sunburns or tan lines right before the wedding!).
The other thing is that we couldn't leave until around 2 PM on Friday because Mark had to work. Keep in mind that the graduation was Saturday morning. If you're not aware of the location of West Point, it's in New York. It's over a 12 hour drive. We got into our hotel between 2 and 3 AM, slept for literally 4 hours, then woke up to drive to the graduation.
After the graduation, which went from about 9 AM-2 PM, we got right back on the road and followed behind Em and Chris all the way home. We got home Sunday morning at 5 AM. If you're keeping track, that's 52 hours with only 9 of which we weren't driving. I can honestly say that I have never been more tired in my entire life.
Was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY!
Would we do it again? IN A HEARTBEAT!
But let's just pray that we NEVER have to do that again!
Chris on the Jumbotron receiving his diploma
(He still doesn't know we're there!)
Daniel and Mark at graduation
Grandma got to come see Daniel graduate.
I love this picture!
Daniel filmed and edited a trailer of the boys' time on the AT.
I'm not sure why, but my computer cuts part of it off and makes it hard to see all of the words. You can watch it here in full format.
Allie, Erica, and Em
Jen, Diva B, MJ, and me
taking the bus over to the game
All of us with Mr. Redlegs