You might have realized by my semi lack of posting that we went on vacation last week. It was a fast, fantastic, hectic, amazing, sweet, hurried, silly, busy, incredible week that has left us mostly wiped out. As I work my way through laundry and unpacking and naptimes and “Oh lord, we don’t have anything to eat,” I thought I’d post some pictures. You don’t mind, do you?
I got this sweet shot in the airport last Wednesday morning as we waited for our plane after a quick airport breakfast. After I took this shot, I realized I was in manual mode from another photo shoot and so the quality technically wasn’t great but I actually really liked how this one came out. I also got some cute ones like this:
Then we boarded the plane – the kids’ first flights ever. The first leg of the flight, the baby basically slept the whole way and I kept MM busy reading the emergency guidelines which he seemed to think was our “itinerary” like “First we’ll use these silly oxygen masks, then we’ll set the plane on fire, then we’ll use the seat cushions for flotation devices.” That would have been an interesting flight, but luckily ours was more boring.
The second flight I sat next to BB. Since she’d already napped she decided to spend this flight being a maniac and nursing around the clock, but I did get this cute picture of her strapped into her car seat on the plane, which was a brief moment for sure! She spent very little time in the car seat on that flight.
After arriving in Massachusetts and getting a ride to my parents’ house from Dan’s parents (and BB showing her auntie that she can roll her tongue JUST like said auntie and lots of laughter and some screaming (from the baby, not us) we finally passed out from sheer exhaustion and then suddenly it was Thursday.
That night we went to Dan’s little brother’s high school graduation ceremony. It was a typical graduation, aka long and sort of boring, but not without a little excitement and some obligatory “graduate” pictures. I snapped this one of Dan, his brother and Tongue Rolling Auntie (TRA) on my cell phone, hence the poor quality of the picture.
After the ceremony we drove around town, got lost a little bit and had dessert with friends and family at a strange Dessert Bar Thing next to a biker hang out. It was truly bizarre but there was dessert and more fun times and then we went back to my parents’ house where I should have woken the baby up regardless of the hour but instead to decided to let her sleep and had a restless uncomfortable “should have nursed the baby before bed” night. But eventually morning came and all was well.
Friday we went to a couple of family parties at Dan’s parents’ house and then later his cousin’s house. It was a kind of Happy Graduation and Birthday and Wedding Party kind of day because everything seemed to happen all at once this weekend. Dan’s father turned 50, his brother graduated and his cousin got married all in the same week – and tons of people finally got to meet BB for the first time!
The weather was beautiful, the baby was adorable and we had a great time. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, an ice cream truck pulled into the driveway. Apparently the brother of the bride who was hosting the party hired an ice cream truck to come to the party for all the kids (and kids at heart). TRA’s boyfriend got so excited that he spilled a water bottle all over MM – so to make up for that, he took him over to get an ice cream cone which pretty much made MM forget about the whole thing, except for when we told everyone about it repeatedly.
Saturday afternoon some of the girls came to visit with their kiddos. It’s been a year since MM has seen these friends but the second they saw each other, it was like no time had passed. Very sweet.
Sunday was the wedding. It was really just a beautiful wedding which I could talk about at length. At the reception I got pictures of all of Dan’s siblings with their significant others. Everyone seems to be pretty happily paired off and Dan and I both just adore all of them which is pretty nice. We had a lot of fun joking about BB’s future pirate / luau wedding which I won’t go into because that would take too long and make me sound kind of strange, but trust me it was awesome.
Monday morning we had breakfast with another of my besties and I got this adorable shot of MM with her two girls. Check out his future sister in law and wife because seriously.
Afterwards we went to a Memorial Day cookout at my grandmothers and I fell off the picture taking bandwagon so I unfortunately have no pictures to show you of that but it was a blast apart from me getting sunscreen in my eye. Everyone oohed and ahhed over BB and the weather was just perfect.
Suddenly it was Tuesday morning and our bags were repacked and we were heading back to the airport for our flight home which was much like the flight there. Before we left I managed to get a picture of the kids and their meme.
A great trip that went by too fast but still left us exhausted and happy to be home. And now I suppose I should feed my children lunch, assuming I can find enough food.
I’m slowly making my way through my RSS feed but needless to say I’m quite behind. How is everyone? Anything major happen while I was away that I should know about? I promise to come by your blogs soon and get caught up!