Tuesday, March 24, 2009

And we're back...

Well, we had a great trip, but boy did it fly by! We left here on Wednesday after work and drove about 6 hours before we made a pit stop for the night. Then we finished the drive on Thursday. We got there just in time to have lunch with Garet's dad and his fiance, Barbara. Then we went on to Garet's mom's house to have dinner with her and one of Garet's sisters.

Friday we had plans to go on a hike with Garet's dad. We hiked beside the Potomac River, it was a beautiful day - just a little chilly! Here we are on the hike:

Friday night we went to the rehearsal then to dinner. All of Garet's sisters were there with their husbands and kids. Did I mention Garet had 4 older sisters? and 11 nieces and nephews - with 1 on the way! It was so great to see all of them again!

Saturday all the siblings and the families got together for lunch, then it was off to the wedding. They got married in a cute little chapel. Here they are, officially Mr. and Mrs.
After the ceremony the photographer wanted all the family to hang out so she could get some pictures. I wasn't able to get one of the whole family (since I was in the picture) hopefully I'll get to see the photographers picture! Here is one of Garet's dad, Barbara and all the sisters: Merideth, Adriane, Kim, and Karen.

Man I look short! Garet's dad and Barbara were standing on a step, Garet and I were on a shorter step - really, I promise I'm not that short!

We had such a great time! It was so good to see all Garet's family, and all the kids! I can't believe how fast kids grow! Makes us want to move closer so we can be more of a part of that. Garet and his sisters have a pose that they try to do whenever they are all together. Here it is:

They are in order from youngest to oldest. I love these pictures!
Sunday we got to enjoy 11 hours of each others company :) Although I got to sleep for probably 3 hours of that trip! What a long car ride! We made it home around 5:30, which was perfect - we unpacked, started laundry, ate dinner, and got to sit for awhile before hitting the bed and starting a new work week!


Amanda said...

That picture of Garet and his sisters is hilarious. Now if he could have magically stretched his own arm out to take that picture it would have been perfect.
Glad your back!

Meghan said...

Awww that's a fun pic! Glad you guys had a fun time, and from what I can see of your wedding outfit you did a good job packing!