Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cousins, Superheros and a Wedding.

Road trip, road trip...we went on a road trip.
To see cousins Ty and Frankie
attend my aunt's wedding!

Are we almost to Ty's house?

It's okay Owen that you have been fussing for the past four.hours.straight. 
Truly, four hours people!
We're still having fun.....right boys?

This sign of affection (which I have been seeing a lot of lately) definitely seemed to help.
Ahh...heart warming as I look at this (even if the focus is on the blanket and not the hands-boo).

After greeting each other with hugs and giggles, the boys immediately changed into a more appropriate attire.
Spiderman, of course!

Which then made them extra goofy and extra silly!

Perfect way to hand them off to the two babysitters along with their siblings and four dogs!
Yes, I was nervous...very nervous.

But, we glammed ourselves up and headed out to the wedding...nerves and all.

My brothers....oh, how they make me laugh like no other!
                My brother Andy and his wife Kady.                                             Us.                                                          My brother Keefe and his wife Holly.

Okay, onto the wedding. This was my aunt's wedding, as I said before, and she was getting married for the second time. Her first true love died unexpectedly six years ago. Well, who knew that there was another man out there in the world whom she would fall deeply in love with three years later. And three years later, get married. This wedding was not only the union of two people, but it was truly the union of two families. Beautiful, just beautiful. It was something I had never experienced before.

You could feel the love between these two families, it was overflowing!
(and they actually like each other as well)

 This picture makes me smile for many reasons.
But, what comes to mind first is that after seeing my aunt so sad for so many years, it makes me smile (big) to see her so truly happy.

beautiful wedding + fun night with my family + flawless babysitter experience = A Good Night Out!

The next morning, we woke up to rain...all.day.long.

So, we got in some GiGi snuggles

and we played in the rain anyway.
Warning...cuteness overload.

I wonder what they are talking about?

Doodle (which stems from Frankie Doodle which stems from the song Yankie Doodle) was not feeling well while we were visiting so she mostly was sleeping or snuggling her Momma. 
But, I was able to snap a few pictures of her.

She is always up for a photo-shoot even when she is not feeling well.

*Sigh*....she sure is a lovey!

And before we new it...time to head home boys...

Owen didn't even make it to the freeway before he completely zonked out! Phew!

Sure do wish we could see them and all of my extended family more often! When we got home, Jack asked, "Momma, now how many more sleeps until I get to see Ty?" 
We need to make that sooner than later, Bub!

1 comment:

Anne Wallisch said...

The "superhero" shots were fantastic. AND, Super Jack seems to have Daddy Pat's silly face down to a tee!