Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A trip in pictures

We set off from AL on Wednesday and met up with Davis in Hotlanta. We went to lunch with him and Lori and then played at the park for a little while. We rode the MARTA to the airport and met up with Mom, Granny and Tyler for the flight to WI. The flight was uneventful and we made it to Racine with no problems. We had pizza from the restaurant where my cousin Carrie works and it was delicious!
Thursday we ran errands with the cousins and my aunt and uncle got out SOME of my cousins' Barbies and accessories for Ellie/my mom to play with. Keep in mind there were 3 girls, each 2 years apart so they have A LOT of Barbie stuff. Ellie/ my mom was in heaven. Note in the second picture how all the Barbies are dressed and lined up. (Ellie can not dress Barbies yet)

On Friday we went to the 4th of July parade. The weather was awesome. We had on sweaters when we left the house, but our spot was nice and sunny so it warmed up quickly. That night when we were watching the fireworks it did get kind of chilly. In between the parade and fireworks was the wedding rehearsal and dinner. Both were very nice.

Tyler was great about letting E sit on his shoulders to get a better view.

And so was Carrie. I love the pigtails in this shadowy one. Happy 4th with Granny
Happy 4th with Mommy
Some time in between all the rehearsing, Uncle Ralph got out my cousins' collection of Beanie Babies and Ellie was in stuffed animal heaven.
My uncle Ralph is in a band and they practice in his basement which is where we stayed. So every day (and night) we got a little drum solo.

Friday night- rehearsing her flower girl gig.
The big day.... I love this picture. Didn't she make a precious flower girl?
And the profile is just as cute.
The headband came off as soon as the posed pics were over. It was sticking her. I think this shot is really cute too. She was picking clover flowers and trying to make a chain out of them with my mom. Unfortunately, she picks them so close to the bloom that there is never enough stem to hook them together.

E was a dancing queen at the reception. This was taken before anyone else was even dancing. I'm not even sure if there was any music playing. When we were setting up on Fri night, she got so mad because people were putting stuff on "her stage".
Tyler made a great partner.

Every so often, she'd come back to the table to get her flowers and dance with them a while. It was almost like she wanted to make sure everyone remembered she was the flower girl. Hilarious!
Posing with the bride, my cousin Jessica.

Giant soccer ball at The Chancery where we had lunch with the newlyweds on our last day. In true WI fashion, we had Beer Cheese Soup topped off with a huge soft pretzel for dipping. Yum!

Last hugs for Baby Josh. What a cutie!
Digging potatoes with Davis. He and Lori picked us up from the airport and we stayed at their house last night. Our plane got in at 7:30 and I didn't want to drive all the way back to AL in the dark. Doing it today was hard enough. I am wiped out. I need a vacation after my vacation. I guess a trip to NC will have to do.

All in all it was a good trip. No major problems (aside from Ellie's tummy trouble on the plane). And to top it all off, we are officially home owners as of today.



AWESOME pictures! E in the flower girl dress and the field of flowers. It's precious! Blow it up and frame
it - it's a keeper! ;-) And you both looked like you had a wonderful time, and the bride was beautiful! See you in a few hours!
B and A

The Smith Boys said...

Barbara - I thought the same thing! What a beautiful picture!

Lisa Lou Hoo said...

She is a beautiful flower girl. Have to agree with the other two about that picture of E in the field of flowers! It was good to see you guys today!