Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Brookes' Wedding Weekend

This past weekend we made the trek to NC for a few different reasons.  The main one was to attend my cousin's wedding.  Brookes was getting married and because it was so close to Christmas we decided to go ahead and celebrate Christmas with my family, too.  

We left mid-morning on Friday in hopes that we would get there in time for the rehearsal dinner.  Not 10 minutes down the road the girls were already arguing and Hudson had already asked if we were almost there.  No lie.  Walker, on the other hand, was a great passenger!  

When we woke up and found our elf in the car we hoped that would help with the kids behavior, but it really didn't.  

After a long ride, we finally arrived in just enough time to change and get to the rehearsal dinner.

The kids had a blast running around and playing in the sand at Capt'n Bills.  They also love the hot chocolate bar and donuts for dessert!  Robby and I loved catching up with my family that we don't see that often.

The next morning we had Christmas!  We all passed out gifts and it was SO much fun watching the kids, but especially Hudson open his gifts.  He got some fun stuff and he was SO excited and happy with it all.  I just know Christmas morning is going to be really fun with him.  One game Handley got was Twister.  She'd been hoping to receive it this Christmas so she was really excited to give it a whirl and Uncle Trey and Sophia had fun playing with her, too!

Late afternoon we got ready for the wedding and made our way to the historic plantation where it was being held.  It was so beautiful.  They lucked out with great weather and it was the perfect day for an outdoor wedding!

We took advantage of the gorgeous grounds with old barns, twinkling lights in the trees, and beautiful backdrops to take a few family pictures after the ceremony.  

Then the kids were super excited to have their picture made with the beautiful bride and her sister who was the matron of honor.

Then they hit the S'mores station and didn't leave. I really lost count of how many they ate, but they were having a ball and loved being able to run around and play during the reception.

We also spent some time under the mistletoe and had fun with the photo props!

 It was really hard to leave the next morning and made me super sad to leave these gorgeous views and say goodbye to my family. I just don't see them near as often as I would like, but I am still very thankful for the fun weekend we had together!

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