Monday, October 31, 2011

milk and tacos

Leaving is such a tricky thing. I wasn't ready to say goodbye to family. But I was ready to get back to Marshall the minute I left him. So you are sad to go, but excited to get back. 

You know what I was really sad to say goodbye to?
Until we meet again, December. I can't wait.

I boarded my Southwest flight, received my free complimentary adult beverage in honor of Halloween, and finally made it back to Philly a little after 11 p.m.. It felt good to be back. Back with the hubs. I wish he could have been there. But we have a lifetime of attending weddings together! And all this wedding-ness made me reminisce about our wedding.

I love love.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

stillwater for a few more hours

Warning: There might be a lot of pictures of Jett in this post. He tends to make sure he is the center of attention, and all we really do is just watch him.

After being so exhausted from a night of dancing we woke up, said our goodbyes (the newlyweds were also saying goodbye so we all got to experience that day after awkwardness, I love it) and got on the road.

On our drive home we made a pit stop in OKC so that I could have a lunch date with some friends. It was killing me being in Oklahoma but not seeing any of my sweet girls.
I even got to see Kiner!
I just saw her and Cathy in New York a few weeks ago, it was weird seeing them so soon again!

We said more goodbyes and headed back to Stillwater. My Aunt Debbie flew in for a few days to stay with my Papa so that my parents could go to the wedding, so we needed to get back.
Have I mentioned that my parents got a dog for my Papa? She is a Westie rescue and Papa named her Gracie Jo, after my Grammie Jo. So sweet. She is a little mangy but she is such a lovable dog and keeps Papa company and that's what matters.

Jett came over to hang out.
We had a tea party. My mom was the waitress. Jett kept drinking the water in the cup and then dumping it on the carpet. Hey, if it keeps him entertained, then who cares!
He loves his Mia.
And his Auntie
Have I mentioned how much I love being with family? Philadelphia is fun. But it's not our home. We need family around us. 

I'm looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with my brother Eric and his family in Virginia. Those 3 kiddos of theirs need a good dose of their Aunt Heidi and Uncle Marshall. I miss seeing them growing up! Why do we all have to live far away? Why does airfare have to be so expensive? Why can't we have our own private jet? So many questions.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Tower Wedding!

About the time the OSU game started was about the time the family needed to start getting ready. So like the good friends that we are, we walked right into their hotel room, kept them company, and made sure they had food in their stomachs and drinks in their hands!

We also put ourselves to work. Ironing, doing hair, accessorizing, and even sewing last minute buttons!
Once they were all out the door heading to church it gave us a chance to get ready ourselves, and of course continue our pre party. 

 The gorgeous bride and I minutes before she walked down the aisle!

 Mother of the Groom looking stunning!

 Grandmother of the Groom Betty Tower, and Rhonda

 If only this wasn't blurry. That face is priceless!

The ceremony was in the old church that the bride's dad used to pastor at when she was growing up. Sooo personal. It was a quick, sweet ceremony and we were out the door! Those are really the best kind.

The reception was out in the country at a family friend's home. A beautiful ranch with a stunning view. While it was a bit chilly, it was such a perfect location no one even cared!
The name cards!

 First dance.

 Shout out to Betty Tower! She is a devoted follower of this blog and one stylish lady! Love her!!

 Groom Matthew and I being normal.

Beautiful bride!

 Matthew and Momma Lynn

Love my family! 
 The newlyweds will be living with this guy, JESUS, for a week when they get back from their honeymoon! I'm not sure who is the lucky one here. Jesus is a pretty cool dude.

 It got cold and Matthew busted out these hats for his groomsmen!
 My dad's head was cold so he put a napkin on his head, so Matthew lent him one for a bit.

They had cute pictures of them when they were little.
 This is a maybe 3 years after we met the Tower family!

 Betty and Larry Tower!

Because Marshall couldn't be there (stupid optometry school) we took a picture so we can photoshop him in. One of these days he will be there for the special events!

 Later into the night, after the dancing got going, Halloween costumes were busted out!
 I am a firm believer that costumes make anything instantly taken to a different level.
Fake tat sleeve.
 One beer left.
We had lots of fun. Great wedding. Amazing people to celebrate. Such a fun night!