Thursday, August 26, 2010

Second Double Wedding Weekend...


This was my second double wedding weekend of the summer but thankfully, these weddings were on separate days. However, they were in different states so that added a twist to the celebration. Friday I got off work later than expected and had to rush home to get ready to make it to Robin's wedding. She looked so pretty and it was a great ceremony. I think Robin wins for most unique song choices for her wedding. Katy Perry anyone? The reception was at Copper Creek Coutnry Club and we were able to sit outside for dinner and enjoy the sunset. Then we danced the night away. Josh Duvall wins the award for wedding dancing machine. The amount of sweat on Josh was equivalent to a high school football team. So gross yet so awesome. We all danced into the wee hours of the evening.

The Wadles!


Love these girls!


Boys being boys


Saturday morning I woke up and packed to catch a flight to Branson, Missouri for the next wedding Saturday night. Jane went down to Branson ahead of time so I was able to send my dress and shoes along with her so I didn’t have much to carry on to the plane. I basically walked onto the plane, slept for an hour, arrived in Branson, and got ready for the wedding. My dear friend Sarah, who I met at Kanakuk Kamps, got married at this beautiful chapel in the hills of Missouri. She looked gorgeous and it was so fun to see a lot of old friends. I was fortunate enough to get to stay with my best pal Rachel. We always have the greatest time when we see each other (which is not often enough). I had a great weekend even though it felt like a whiiirrrrrr. One blink and the weekend was over but I'm so thankful I was able to attend both weddings. Congratulations Robin & Derek and Sarah & Brad!

Mr. & Mrs. Brad Ashby


The Beautiful Bride and I


KKountry Girls

Monday, August 23, 2010

My Brother's Wedding Weekend part 2


Saturday was the DAY!!! After a long night without much rest (I think from both the guys and the girls) we were up bright and early to start getting ready. Thankfully, the hotel had a wonderful breakfast for us to enjoy (which allowed me time to sort of wake up). After breakfast we headed to the salon (again.. thankful the salon was in the hotel so I didn't have to be among the people looking half dead). While the girls were at the salon, the boys were out golfing. Nice priorities huh?! After the salon, Mom and I walked around the Appleton farmers market before heading back to the hotel. We met back up with the guys and had some lunch before heading to the church to finish getting ready. There were lots of laughs in the dressing rooms and we had a great time getting ready and prepared. After a few pictures in the sanctuary, we headed back to the dressing room until the wedding started.

SHOWTIME! The wedding was wonderful, the music was so very pretty, and Jon and Krista looked so happy! I think everyone was thankful when the wedding was over and they could all relax. We jumped into the party bus and scooted around the city of Appleton. We stopped at a couple parks to take some more pictures of the wedding party before heading to the reception hall. The grand entrance of the wedding party was probably my favorite part of the whole day. We all choreographed a little entrance piece to Chris Brown's Forever (don't support the artist but I do like the song). Lucky for you, someone got it on video tape so we can relive that magic any time we want to! People danced and danced and danced the night away. This wedding was one of THE most fun weddings I've ever been a part of and I'm really excited for the new sister I have. I never wanted a sister... really.. I was pretty content with being the only girl, but I'm happy to say that I'm so thankful for Krista. Finally, somebody to take care of my baby brother! :)

Me and the Brosefs


The Trosts


The Wedding Party


Mr. & Mrs. Jon Trost


The Trost/Meyer bunch


Our dear friends The Neuhrings came from Chicago


Those Meyer kids are CRAZY


Dancing Machines


video

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Brother's Wedding Weekend part 1

My little brother (who's actually not that little anymore) got married this past weekend in Appleton, Wisconsin. My family headed up north to the land of the Cheeseheads and the weekend turned out beautifully. We arrived in Appleton on Thursday afternoon and met up with his fiance Krista and her family. We all went out for pizza that night and enjoyed the company. After dinner we headed out to the Fox River mall! Yahtzee! It was a great shopping trip and that mall is wonderful. (I could probably have spent more time there but my wallet was happy with me for leaving when we did)

Friday morning I got a little time by myself while the rest of the family was picking up their tuxes and running errands. It was a beautiful morning so I was able to read outside on the hotel patio. For the afternoon, Dad and I headed over to Green Bay to tour Lambeau field. It was SO great! We got to walk through the Packer tunnel onto the field. I'm pretty sure I had a giant smile on my face the whole time! After the tour we walked over to the practice field to watch the players practice. So cool! I even purchased a new Packer sweatshirt. Go Pack Go!

In Green Bay


Dad and I on Lambeau Field


Friday night was the rehearsal and dinner. One thing is for sure, whenever I'm around the Meyer family, we cannot stop laughing. My cousin Katie and I were called chatterbox and giggleboxes when we were little and that has continued into adulthood. We spent more time at the rehearsal dinner laughing at memories than we did actually eatting. I really enjoyed the restaurant as well. The atmosphere was cool with umbrellas hanging from the ceiling and the food was fantastic. I had the Alaskan Cod and yum yum yum… it was SOOO good. After dinner, the girls headed downtown for the night, all the guys (along with Katie) hit the town and the parents closed the evening with a party on the hotel patio.

Barnes (my groomsman) and I


The ceiling of the restaurant... I thought it was so cool


Katie and I

Krista and the Meyer/Trost Boys

Friday, August 06, 2010

6 Observations.. on hold

I'm in Wisconsin this week for my younger brother's wedding so the blog is on hold. BUT, I will leave you with an observation I had this past week before I left for the land of Cheeseheads:

1) At Walmart, there was a man stocking the shelves... and as I looked down the aisle a kid popped out of one of the empty boxes. They were, you know, just hanging out inside a box at the local Walmart.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Yahtzee!

That's right. Yahtzee!! I think many would agree that the best part about playing Yahtzee is actually getting to yell YAHTZEE!!! For that very reason, Kelli and I have decided to make Yahtzee the new catchphrase. You know, like "Where's the beef?" only bigger! We're going to take over the world with people yelling yahtzee in excitement over anything and everything. Today I was in the car with my dad and I was telling him about our quest for world domination. I didn't really know if he was that interested or not because my dad has learned over the years how to listen to me without actually listening to me (I talk non stop). So, anyways, we were in the car and coming up to a stoplight. We could see the green arrow in the distance and as we got closer it turned from yellow to red. As we slowed down it suddenly changed to green and we just went right on through! My dad instantly yelled "Yahtzee!" It made my life! I loved it so much. My next quest is to get the entire wedding party yelling it and then spreading it across the state of Wisconsin and beyond. A girl can dream... and I'm dreaming Big. YAHTZEE!!