Tuesday, June 2, 2009

boots scootin boogie

Forgive me, I couldn't post yesterday. I was in a daze. You'd understand.

We traveled 850 miles in 4 days, which spanned 4 states. We were fueled by gasoline and grande lattes. We played hard. We ran out of steam on the way back-somewhere between Iowa and Minnesota.

We got to see the barn with a fresh coat of paint. It sure is perdy. Doesn't the white pop against that deep blue sky. Can't you feel how peaceful it is there? It is.

freshly painted barn

Then off to Nebraska. Seems as if we were the only ones going thata way.

country road trip

When we {finally} arrived, we were greeted by familiar faces. Sister arrived from Colorado, Mom & Dad Niez from North Dakota and Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles from South Dakota and Nebraska. We were quite the bunch, let me tell you.

Before we knew it it was time to head for the church. We clean up pretty well.

sissy

hubba hubba

Weddings, oh I love weddings. They are a big deal. They are special and personal. They tug at my heart strings, I always get choked up. I told Hunkaroonie while we were getting ready in the hotel, "I love love love weddings. Ours was the best day of my life, it wasn't flawless but it was perfect. But honey, I'd never want to do it again." As I sat in the church waiting for our soon-to-be cousin to walk down the isle, I could remember the feeling. That feeling. All eyes on you, don't trip running through my head, stand tall, don't slouch, wondering if it would be OK if I could kneel down and cry like a baby*, hands shaking as I carried my heavy burnt orange rose bouquet, dad crying at my side, {future} husband crying at the alter, and the love I felt from the family & friends on either side of the isle. Yeah, that feeling. Pure overwhelming. Love that you can see and feel. That's why I love love love weddings. And I couldn't be more happy for our cousins Nick & Sarah.

The reception and dance were E.N.T.E.R.T.A.I.N.I.NG. We almost got escorted out of the dance by security.

security

We drank too much, got our dance on, made fools of ourselves and enjoyed every last minute of it.

I'm lucky to have married into such a wonderful & loving family (oh and an entertaining one as well).

family wedding

*cry like a baby b/c my dreams were coming true

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