Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It’s finally here!

It’s finally Uncle Ryan and Aunt Kristie’s wedding weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve been planning for this for what seems like forever, and have been busy making our predictions of what the day would look like!

Abby’s prediction was an outdoor wedding under an arch with 14 guests…

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Emily’s prediction was that Kristie’s dress would have hearts on it, Uncle Ryan would have a super long neck, and their bridesmaid would stand in the middle with hot pink hair…

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We’re still trying to figure out Ben’s prediction (his inner artist hasn’t emerged yet…)

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Mommy’s prediction (with the help of the Weather Channel), was that she would need a fan and some cold water for the outdoor ceremony… That one was actually VERY true!

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On our two day road trip to Chicago, Emily found this special rock at a rest stop that she gave to Uncle Ryan and Aunt Kristie as a special wedding gift…

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When we arrived at the hotel, we found awesome welcome baskets that Mor-Mor had made for everyone! There were delicious snacks, activities, last minute necessities & even toys in ours! She is AWESOME!

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The girls were so excited because they got their OWN room to share with their cousins! Abigail  even made a “name plate” for their door so they could find it!

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It was hard waiting for them to arrive that first night, but we kept ourselves busy…

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Most of that time was spent snacking in Mor-Mor’s room… She had quite a spread of snacks for everyone!

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They were happy when they finally arrived though, and they spent most of their time playing in the halls, playing ipads, and swimming together!

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Ben even had a friend that weekend, and kept calling Ty “my boy”!

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Shortly after we arrived, Mommy took Uncle Ryan, her cousin Steve (who Ben loved hanging out with ALMOST as much as Uncle Ryan), and Ben to the tuxedo shop to try on and pick up the guys’ suits for the wedding…

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Uncle Ryan’s nerves were already on board, so it’s a good thing Cousin Steve is an EMT… He even taught Ben how to take Uncle Ryan’s pulse to see how nervous he really was…

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Uncle Ryan was so brave and went right in when they called his name…

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Ben, on the other hand, wasn’t as interested in trying on his suit…

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But, he did it in the end, and everything fit!

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Check out those handsome guys!!!

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Back at the hotel, we could see how fun this weekend was going to be just by checking out the difference between Mommy’s and Uncle Ryan’s refrigerators…

If you couldn’t tell, this one was Mommy’s:

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And this was Uncle Ryan’s:

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Daddy was happy our rooms were adjoining so he had a “cool” place to hang out…

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Mommy & Daddy took Uncle Ryan, Steve & Ryan’s friend, Chevy, out to the Beer Market for some drinks to unwind before the weekend got super busy. They had a blast together!

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Cousin Steve shared his “outline” for the weekend with us… At least HE could read it and knew where he was supposed to be & when!

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The next day, we spent some girl time getting ready for the wedding by going and getting our nails done with our cousins!

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We’re ready now! Bring on the wedding!!!!

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