Monday, August 15, 2016

A Wedding Weekend to Remember

We had a whirlwind weekend that started and ended with a 3.25 hour trip to our hometown and back. My sister was getting married and we were excited to be back on our old stomping grounds. The timing was especially sentimental for me as this was the same weekend my hometown has their fair and carnival. It was an annual end of summer tradition for us growing up and school always started the next week.

With all the wedding craziness we were unable to actually make it to the fair and carnival. Maybe next year.

My siblings, their families, and my parents all live in my hometown so we are always guaranteed a good time when we return. We had a rehearsal dinner on Friday evening followed by an outside supper. On Saturday morning my father and I took Payton to pick sweet corn in a local corn field. She is a country girl hands down and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the country before the wild ride of wedding festivities started.

Despite Payton rarely taking naps, we were blessed that she chose this day to take a nap. Riley also took 2 good naps as well. The ceremony and reception started late in the evening and would go well into the night and we wanted her to rest before that.

The ceremony and wedding were an absolute blast. The reception was held in my sister's back yard and the scene was so cozy and intimate. She had a dj and our kids danced the night away and ate their fill on cake. Payton said the dancing was her favorite part. Mine, too.

The next day we wanted to take Payton to the fair before leaving town but, after arriving, we found out it wasn't open until the afternoon. So, we went to the park instead.

After another round of cake, we all loaded on the vehicle and headed back for home. I would love to say our kids slept (because they were desperately behind on sleep at this point) but they didn't. It was a long ride home with crabby, tired babies. I did snap some gorgeous pictures in the ride though.

I love living in the Midwest! The views are awesome. We are taking a quiet day today as I try to get caught up on laundry and we all get some rest in.

I hope your weekend went well!

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