post thanksgiving craziness…

thanksgiving came and went, and then things got exciting around here.  michael was off work for 5 days (!!!), so we got a lot accomplished.  thanksgiving night we got all of our christmas decorations out, put the tree up, and hung the stockings.  we saved the decorating of the tree for the next day.  this was the first year that leslie has really been old enough to help put the ornaments on.  she loved it!

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once the decorating was taken care of, we moved on to making some christmas gifts for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and a few other people we just happen to like a whole lot.  i decided to do salt dough ornaments this year, and it was so. much. fun.

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after a full day of ornament-making and painting, we started getting ready to head south for timmy & mary’s wedding.  it is amazing how difficult it is to travel with 2 children!  i think it took us (and by “us,” I mean “me”) an entire week to get everything organized, packed, and loaded into the car.  on thursday night, we were finally ready to begin the drive to birmingham.  eight hours later – after a dinner at mcdonald’s, projectile vomiting, a serious diaper issue (like, up the back, ruin an outfit serious), and a few miles of britney spears style driving-with-your-baby-not-in-a-carseat-just-so-she’ll-stop-crying-please-god-just-for-a-minute – we arrived at net & bob’s beautiful new house.  it took us about an hour to unpack, get leslie back to sleep, feed lucy, set up the pack & play, and finally fall asleep…and, of course, 5 hours later it was time to get up again.  

friday night was the rehearsal dinner.  michael’s aunt leah did an awesome job decorating the place, and everybody had a great time.

img_3208aunt erin & katieimg_3222somebody just told timmy that the wedding is tomorrow!img_3228she is my mini-meimg_3240i’m pretty sure aunt leah could make a dungeon look inviting with enough christmas lights and candles.img_3245katie & aunt leahimg_3259roro snuggled with lucy…it’s a favorite thing of hisimg_3272this was a huge dog made of black & white fake carnations. leslie loved it. it was weird.

after a mostly sleepless night, we woke up saturday morning and got ready for the wedding.  leslie was so excited to see mary & timmy get married.  okay, she was mostly excited to see mary’s dress, but still.  it was an awesome wedding, awesome reception, and awesome get-together at net & bob’s house afterwards.  when mary walked down the aisle, leslie said “she’s GORGEOUS!” loud enough that the entire church full of people heard her.  she has not stopped talking about mary’s “gorgeous wedding dress” since we came home!  we were all exhausted by the end of the day saturday.  except for lucy.  she stayed awake until 3am.  sunday was not pretty.  but saturday was great…

img_3274especially the funfetti groom’s cake!  leslie approves.img_3295uncle will is sillyimg_3312after the wedding festivities, we put our nightgown on and terrorized homer for a while.

the trip home was less eventful than the trip down.  leslie caught up on her ‘little einstein’ and ‘tinkerbell,’ lucy slept, daddy drove, and i…well, i didn’t really do much.  we got home about 12:30am, and everybody went right to bed.  it was so nice to be back in our own beds…until i woke up at 3:30am with a stomach virus…and then again at 4:00am…and 4:30…and 5:00…you get the point.  i lost count after the 8th time.  but now everyone is well again and we’re looking forward to all the craziness that will be christmas!  falalalala!

 

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