I had been really looking forward to this wedding. A night away with my husband (and Julia of course). A chance to wear a dress I hadn't fit in to for the past 2 summers. And a fun evening with our extended family. I had specifically requested that we give ourselves plenty of prep time so that we could get settled in our room and I could actually do something with my hair and make-up for once (we seem to have a record of rolling into weddings last minute over the past few years). Ha! Funny how these things work out.
Julia had a dirty diaper at the end of our trip and was NOT happy about it. So I ended up crawling into the backseat to keep her calm until we arrived at the hotel. To speed things along I changed her into her dress as we pulled into the parking lot. Then we grabbed baby and bags and headed into the entrance ...
... where we promptly ran into the bride and other guests taking photos. Not only did we get busted for showing up to a wedding 2 hours late, but I was wearing jeans, a shirt tagged with spit-up and whatever make-up remained from early that morning. Oh hello family we haven't seen in 10 months!
We rushed through a few quick greetings and headed up to the room. Soon after, we got a phone call that our family was up for photos. I think Jon and I got dressed and were back downstairs in 15 minutes. Ergo, I wore a ponytail to a wedding. *cringe* But at least we made it.
I don't remember too much of the evening. After several nights of little sleep I was leering into zombie-state. I do remember the bride was gorgeous.
|Jon's brother-in-law, sister, the lovely bride (amazing dress!), me and Jon (fresh from the hospital).|
|My SIL Rachel and I.|
|Cousin Maddy, Aunt Juliann and Cousin Lizzy.|
|Cousin Holly and Cousin Aviel.|
|Post wedding brunch - such a fabulous idea!|
|Cuddling with Nonnie.|
|We also had a few stray gifts for Jude's birthday, like this cool puzzle from Uncle Jared.|
We came back home first thing Sunday morning. Jon's boss had called over the weekend and asked him to come into the office that afternoon (Yes, he really did. We later found out Jon's doctor didn't clear him for work until several days later). So I don't have anything poignant to post about Mother's Day this year. Jack did bring a few goodies home from school for me. This was my favorite:
I just love things in his own words. Funny though, not sure what I cooked him in the "new kitchen." I can't even make smoothies in there without a countertop!
I did decide to treat myself to something special on Mother's Day - a 9pm bedtime. After all the sickness, hosptial visits, traveling and celebrations, sleep was one thing this mama desperately needed! And still do, goodnight!