What a weekend! A cousin of mine got married which brought family in from afar for a great weekend! People that I rarely see these days but love dearly just the same as I did back when we all lived within a five mile radius. We had one night for a short and sweet cousin night. We are missing four in this picture but here we are oldest to youngest. (I always thought it was pretty cool to be the oldest.) Such sweet memories with them over the years! Looking at this picture gets me sappy on all kinds of levels.
I also had a chance to get together with a few old roommates which hasn't happened in about five or six years. Again, some people who have left a huge imprint on my life were not able to be there but it was so good to catch up with the ones that were!
We also happened to have a family Christmas planned for the weekend. One we would not had made it to if it hadn't been for the wedding.
Summer really wanted seconds on jello but she had a plate full of other food that needed to be eaten first. So while the other kids finished and played she diligently sat and ate all by herself. And eventually got distracted by something, never finished her food, and never got her jello.
And then Santa came for a visit! Our kids really had no clue about Santa up until now. Sawyer is still obviously pretty clueless but Summer is a new fan! Well, as long as she doesn't have to sit on his lap that is:) We especially liked Santa's shoes. He had a stroke awhile back which probably explains the new kicks:)
Saturday morning Danny and I went on a little morning date to my dear friend Katrina's new coffee shop! It was quite delightful and now I have two places to go when we are there!
Saturday evening was spent helping with the rehearsal dinner. I really enjoy preparing and serving food and so doing that along with some of my favorite people made for a great time!
After all the guests were served it was time for the rest of us to sit and eat. We dished up our plates and went to a back room in the facility we were using and found my dad using a high chair for a table! It got to job done I guess but it made the rest of us chuckle!
Sunday left us with some very tuckered out kids. Sawyer was in no nap hyper mode. We realized we had left his snuggly blankie thing in my mom's church bag so we made do with Summer's extra pair of pants from the diaper bag:) It did the trick and he was out in about 2 seconds flat after that!
We made it home with just one minor traffic delay. Very tired, but a good tired. Now to rest up for all the other busyness this month has to offer...