Happy Monday!! The weekend is officially over and the kids are back in school. Hope everyone a great weekend. I'm glad to be back blogging. I've missed you all dearly! I'm slowly but surely making a dent in the posts that have piled up in my Google Reader.
Anyways, this weekend was one of the busiest and most fun that we've had these last few weeks. My cousin and one of my good friends tied the knot this weekend. I was one of the bridesmaids. I had a ball. Starting with Friday night at the rehearsal.
I got to meet the other bridesmaids and ended up making a few new friends. I saw some of my other family members that I hadn't seen ages because we all have our own families and are spread out. One of our cousins even flew in from Texas to serve as a groomsmen. I thought that was really sweet! The bishop who officiated the ceremony was hilarious!
I enjoy ministers who can let their guard down and be human. And my uncle catered the rehearsal dinner since it was his son that was getting married to my friend. Let me tell you guys, he can throw down in the kitchen! My uncle never disappoints when he cooks. We had two different types of herb chicken, pasta salad, a fruit salad, rolls, cakes and more. It was delish!
Saturday was the big day. Everyone was super excited. The other bridesmaids and I enjoyed the luxury of having our makeup done by a professional makeup artist! Talking about getting pampered. I had false eyelashes for the first time and loved them! I had never tried them before because I have long lashes and usually just add some mascara to give them a fuller and thicker look, but I think I'm hooked.
|My beautiful mommy and I. Don't mind the glue gun.|
I loved my makeup and will be calling on her again. I loved our dresses. The coral color complimented everyone's skin color. What we didn't love were how uncomfortable our shoes were. But beauty is pain right? Anyways, the wedding was simply beautiful and we all teared up during the ceremony.
|Don't we look gorgeous?!|
The reception was a blast. We had some laughs, danced till our feet hurt and enjoyed a lovely dinner. It was just great watching as both families came together and really bonded. I'm looking forward to bigger and better family gatherings in the future. I always thought of the bride as family and now she really is family! Amazing how God works!
Yesterday, I missed church because I was beyond tired from all my dancing and celebrating. We slept in for the first time in ages. The Mr decided to treat us for dinner and grilled some hot dogs and his famous Ranch burgers! The burgers were was sooooo good. His Ranch burgers are favorite with my side of the family. Any time we come down for cookouts they're always trying to talk him into making them.
There was another highlight to our weekend too. I found out my younger sister and her husband are expecting again! We're all super excited about this blessing. We loss my niece this past February and are overjoyed that God has given them a second chance and parenting. I know that they're both a little worried and scared this time around considering all that happened with Baby Hayden, but I know God has a plan in this. I can't wait to find out if I'm going to have another niece or a nephew. Maybe both!
What was the highlight of your weekend?