Three Kids

Three Kids

Friday, October 15, 2010


Like I mentioned in the previous post, our trip was very busy, but it was fun! On Friday morning the guys went to get their tuxes. Justin's mom gave me a break from the girls so that I could go run. Then we ate lunch with Kathryn in our room, and then it was nap time ... a much needed nap time. The girls did not sleep well on Thursday night, so we ALL needed a nap. The girls both slept for about 3 hours. I slept for about an hour, which was huge for me. I struggle to sleep/nap, but I felt much better after that.

Friday night was rehearsal. The wedding rehearsal, ceremony, and reception were all at our hotel, so that made things easier with the girls.

The bride with her bridesmaids ...

Kathryn and I

Uncle Darin and Jordyn

The 4 of us

Jayla and Daddy

Aunt Tracy and Jordyn

On Saturday morning, I went with Kathryn and one her sisters to get our hair done. Justin's mom and grandma also came too. Then we met up with all of the other bridesmaids and Kathryn's family for lunch. We had a great time, and then we headed back to the hotel to get ready! :)
Getting ready to put her flower girl dress ...

This is one of the only pictures I took of Kathryn ... she looked absolutely beautiful!
A few pictures before the wedding of our girls ...

This is Justin's cousin, Meggan. She had not met Jayla yet (and hadn't seen Jordyn in almost a year), so we were glad she could spend some time with the girls. Jayla loved snuggling with her!

Jordyn did great as a flower girl! She had practice at Aunt Kandi's wedding in August. Ha! She did great at both weddings. Jordyn and Hannah (Kathryn's niece) walked down the aisle together, but Jordyn saw Jayla at the back of the aisle and got excited and shouted "Jay Jay" and stopped. Hannah kept on walking, and then Jordyn didn't know what to do, where to go, and she didn't recognize anyone. Surprisingly, she never cried. (she did at rehearsal when that happened) Justin and I were both trying to get her attention since we were standing up at the front of the aisle, but she couldn't see us. Justin walked back to help her get down the aisle. We were proud of her that there weren't any tears!

We tried to get a picture of the 4 of us ... Justin's aunts (Tracy and Sherri) tried so hard to get both girls looking. Ha! We all got a good laugh - Jordyn would look and smile as soon as Tracy would snap the picture. After about 8 attempts we gave up - but, the pictures still turned out cute! :) I know the photographer got one of us all looking.

Our last attempt - ha!
Kathryn and MyselfJordyn loved the frosting on the cupcakes!
Darin and Justin
This picture makes me laugh because Jordyn is totally tugging at my dress trying to get me to hold her.
This is Justin's cousin, Molly, and her husband, Chad. Molly helped out with Jayla during the ceremony - Jayla got in some good snuggle time with her ... and Molly was brave enough to change one of Jayla's horrible diapers! (We owe you!) We were so thankful to have such wonderful help with the girls!!!

A little dancing with Uncle Darin ... Jordyn was super tired, but she LOVED dancing. A couple of times she grabbed my hand and led me to the dance floor. She was so funny!
We had to take a picture of this ...
This is how our night ended. We just let the girls sleep in the corner, and it worked out great!

We ate breakfast the hotel on Sunday and watched Darin and Kathryn open some of their gifts. Then we took off for the airport. We didn't have a direct flight on the way home. We flew from Detroit to Minneapolis and then to SF. The girls did well on the flights home, but Jordyn was starting to get impatient towards the end. I mentioned in an earlier post that she made everyone on the plane laugh when we landed in SF by shouting, "Yay, I made it!"

We had a great trip, but we were of course thankful to be home as well and get our girls back into a routine.

One last picture of Jordyn ... playing the "Elmo pad" (Ipad) at the airport. She has a monkey game that she loves - she plays Memory, counts, and puts puzzles together on the game. It's so fun to watch her!

Justin and I are so thankful that we have such wonderful sisters, brothers, sister-in-laws, and brother-in-laws. We are very honored that we have been a groomsman/bridesmaid in each of their weddings. (I think we are pros now!) We feel so lucky and blessed to continue adding such wonderful people to our families!

One last quick Thank You to all of the family members who helped us with the girls. With Justin and myself both in the wedding, we had pretty busy schedules, and everyone jumped in to help with the girls. I know my parents wanted to be there to help with the girls, but since it is harvest time, it wasn't easy for my dad to leave the farm work. So again, thanks so much! :)

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