Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Washed Out Wedding

Last week we traveled to Alabama to witness my one and only son tie the knot. 

The whole week we were there was a whirlwind of wedding agenda and family busy-ness.

We got to see Toby's parents and his Omie (grandmother)....

We took a trip across the bay to Daphne to see Lucas and his home.

 His home was even nicer in person than in the pictures. I was impressed.

We ate lunch at the Original Oyster House. Emily was out celebrating her last days as a single woman with her friends so she didn't join us....


Rain was in the forecast for the day but we all silently had our fingers crossed that it would dissipate or pass us on by. No such luck. 20 minutes before the outdoor wedding was to begin it came a downpour chock full of thunder, lightning and wind.

All the parents of the bride and groom were out in the covered RV carport setting up for the reception. We tried to move everything toward the center of the carport but the wind and rain persisted until everything was drenched...including us.

We ended up making quick arrangements to hold the wedding inside of the home.

The bride and groom took it in stride and just went with the flow.

The ceremony was nice. I can only imagine what I'm going to look like in the family wedding pictures. I seriously looked like a drowned rat. Memories were definitely made that day!!

Cutting the cake. I can thank my dear hubby for these photos. I was so busy with idle chat that I missed them cutting the cake. My sweet man knew those pictures would be important to me and took it upon himself to capture those moments while I mindlessly chatted away....

More memories from our trip....

Me, Lucas's dad Frank, Lucas and Skye

A selfie at the beginning of the trip...before everybody got tired and cranky!

Bo photo bombing
One of the highlights of our trip (for me) was our morning walk with Bo. There happened to be a section of wooded area close to the room where we were able to unleash Bo and let him run his energy out freely. I'm pretty sure it was private property and it was definitely inhabited by a few prostitutes and drug addicts but what the hey, we ain't skeerd.

I loved that our room window faced the woods. Made me feel at home. :-)

I took this picture of the bride and groom while they were having their professional pics made.
 The property was beautiful. Emily's family are very nice people. Behind the home was a huge pond (which looked more like a lake to me and Skye) which the wedding was suppose to take place until the rain made it's entrance...

Toby and Frank chatting before the rain

Lucas and his dad, Frank

Bo said this is the most boring car ride I have ever been on.

Although I had hoped for a really good time, for whatever reason this trip was exceptionally draining for me. I really didn't get to spend as much time with Lucas as I had hoped either.

The wedding was nice though and I certainly wouldn't have missed it for the world.

All that said, my home looked like a GOD when we pulled into the driveway. I was ready to get back to my normal routine.

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