How in the world is it already almost the end of May? I seriously can’t believe how fast this year is flying by, especially since this coming weekend is Memorial Day and also the start of our European adventure! But we’re getting ahead of ourselves, so instead let’s talk about how great of a weekend that we had this past weekend celebrating my cousin and his new wife. Of course, I’m linking up with the always amazing Biana!
When Chris and I were invited to the rehearsal dinner I thought that we would be ok just leaving work a few hours early in order to get to the rehearsal dinner, but Chris and I had a few errands that we needed to run before our Europe trip so we decided that a day off work would be the perfect day to kick off our weekend. We woke up at a decent hour on Friday, ran our errands, and then headed to College Station for the rehearsal dinner.
We spent the afternoon hanging out with my parents before we all got dressed and went to Luigi’s, an Italian restaurant in College Station for the rehearsal dinner. It was so much fun to see family members and to start the celebration for the couple of honor! The wine was flowing, along with some liquor as well, and we all had a really good time! The bride and groom and all of their friends headed out for some more fun after the dinner, but us old people just headed back to my parents house, where we still managed to stay up until midnight just talking about anything and everything.
We woke up early Saturday morning to get a walk in before breakfast and the start of our day. Unfortunately it was quite toasty outside so we didn’t get a very long walk in, but we did manage to peak into one of the houses that was being built in my parents’ new neighborhood. Please tell me I’m not the only one that loves walking through houses as they’re being build!
Later on that day Courtney and I headed out to get some pedicures with a friend before the wedding. I forgot how much I love pedicures (although I also kind of hate the whole cuticle thing) because it had been maybe years since I’d gotten one. It was long time coming, I know! After pedicures we got the boys and grabbed some Torchy’s for lunch before heading back home to relax and get ready for the wedding!
One of the things that my sister and my mom and I always talk about before we have big events that we’re all going to is what we’re going to wear. When my sister said that she was going to wear the same dress that she wore to Easter, I totally didn’t think anything about it, until she literally walked out of her room wearing the same exact dress that I was wearing! Luckily my mom and I are about the same size, so I was able to borrow one of her dresses to wear to the wedding. What can we say, great minds think alike, and Courtney and I kind of had our own little version of “Who Wore It Best?” or “Bitch Stole My Look.”
There was a chance of rain and thunderstorms all day and my cousin and his wife had an outdoor ceremony and reception planned, so all of us were praying that it wouldn’t rain on their big day. All of those prayers must have worked because the weather held off, there wasn’t a ton of sun which kept the temperature down, and everything turned out beautifully. My cousin’s wife was stunning, and you could just tell how incredibly happy they were the whole time at the ceremony and the reception.
After they said their vows, we spent the rest of the evening dancing the night away and catching up with old friends and family. They had a live band at the wedding that played a great variety of Texas Country music and classic country as well, so Chris and I loved being able to break out our Aggie Wrangler dance moves again! Before we knew it, we were all pretty tired and ready to head back home to go to bed. We seriously had the best time at my cousin’s wedding, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness together!
We all slept in a little bit on Sunday morning, and then spent the morning relaxing with my parents and sister and her husband and all the puppies before we headed back home to get some things done around the house. It was back to the usual Sunday routine of laundry and blogging, but no grocery shopping since we’re not going to be in town long enough to really eat a ton. It was the perfect way to end a great weekend! Now I just hope that my two days of training will fly by so that we can be on our way to Europe sooner rather than later!
Do you love wedding weekends? Do you have any routines that you get done before an out of town trip?