Yesterday I finally got all of my wedding pictures uploaded, cropped, and on Facebook! That’s a record for me recently. I still can’t believe that it was over a week ago that we left for TX and now we are back in the swing of things at home. I definitely wish we had more time to visit with Betsy and the boys. It was so so good to see them and of course, I gained a sister-in-law!
Originally we were going to leave super early Thursday morning since it was a 16 hour drive but with Hurricane Isaac we were going to hit heavy rain in Little Rock. So we decided to leave Wednesday night and drive all through the night. Call us crazy but it worked out awesome! It was 9:30 before we hit the road and I drove until 5am. Not sure how I managed to drive that long but I think it was adrenaline. The kids slept really well until about 3am (I think) and then Emma woke up first. Hudson woke up probably an hour later but they were both good. My awesome friend Tracy had given both kids an art box/lap desk that is so stinking cute and the kids LOVED them! I’ll have to take a picture so you can see. It was the best gift ever! George took over around 5am and I slept for about 2 hours. Then around 9am we stopped in Rockwall, TX at a Chick-fil-A for a long stop. The kids had fun playing and Hudson had a major poopie problem so I was thankful he still had a pull up on from the night.
We ended up getting to New Braunfels which is where the wedding was at around 1:15pm. We had a nice big room and we were above a conference room which was perfect with the kids until we started having an ant problem. Yep, that was not cool and then we got moved to a smaller room but it happens. The other big issue was George and I had only had couple of hours of sleep and George had been really sick to his stomach the whole trip. Well of course with the kids you can’t exactly sleep so we got unpacked and let them play in the room.
Then it was my Uncle Arnold’s birthday (he went with us) so I wanted to take him out to dinner. It ended up being 8pm before we went to dinner so we were absolutely exhausted and the kids were wearing down fast. But I was determined to take him to dinner. We went to a really cool place called Grist Mill which was only 10ish minutes from the hotel.
For some reason my stomach was feeling funky and I could hardly eat. I was also falling asleep at the table so we tried to eat quickly and leave. Around 12:30am or so I woke myself up moaning & groaning and sure enough I had a FEVER. Ugh! I rarely get sick and the one time I need to have lots of energy, I get sick. My stomach felt horrible and my temp was almost 102. I was so upset but luckily I had packed plenty of Ibuprofen and Tylenol so that helped a little. I ended up with a stomach virus & spent most of the next day in the bed. George still wasn’t 100% either but he took the kids swimming and to Target to get me stuff. Not fun at all. I was determined to make it to the Rehearsal dinner that night even though I was a zombie! So glad I went though.
After the rehearsal we all headed over to Cucino’s (I think). It is an Italian restaurant and even though I could hardly eat, what I did eat was good! I was so upset that I couldn’t eat and have any wine. At least I was feeling better. After we ate Lauren and Hunter presented the wedding party with some gifts. Hunter got a new monster truck which he was ecstatic about. That was the perfect gift for him! Lauren gave Emma a beautiful bracelet, necklace, earring combo. She loved it! She was so excited to wear them with her flower girl dress. Here you can see the bracelet…
We went back to the hotel after that and went to bed. George and I felt so much better the day of the wedding and we took the kids to Landa Park and rode a train and fed some ducks. That was a lot of fun but we had to get back early b/c Emma was getting her hair and make up done at 2pm. She loved that of course!
Emma and I had rode separately and then George, Hudson and Arnold came later with Betsy. I was worried that Hudson wouldn’t put his suit on but as soon as he walked in the door he said he wanted it on! He was so excited and actually liked getting dressed up! Both kids were absolutely adorable and I was a proud momma.
I also snapped a few other pictures before the wedding. I think Lauren did an excellant job on all of the decorations and favors. Such a laid back yet beautiful Texas wedding.
Here’s Lauren with Chandler
The Groom’s cake
I’ll post more wedding pictures next. Almost time to get Hudson from school!
Didn’t Lauren do a great job with the decorations?? I LOVED it all! Check back in a day or two for the rest.