I'm going to warn you right now that this is photo overload - and I even narrowed down the photos to the favorites/most fun. I took over 400 photos on this day and am sharing about 40 with you :-)
As I mentioned in Day 1, everyone slept in (some more than others HA!). At about 11:30 or so, my brother and his boys came to our room. May 7th happens to my nephew's birthday and he happened to turn 13 - May 7th is also the big wedding day! I didn't want him to feel left out so I had brought along cupcakes, candles, birthday hats and gifts (we also celebrated Papa's birthday - the boys had been waiting to sing happy birthday to him for weeks!).
My sister-in-law, Lynnette, was in charge of the decorations for the reception and met us at the restaurant . . .at which time Darryl and I found out that she needed our help. Of course, we are always willing to help (in other words, we weren't about to tell her no - if she needed help, we wanted to be there for her!). Our original plans for the afternoon had been to go swimming, give the boys baths and get to the wedding about 30 minutes early. Instead, we went back to the room, gave the boys baths, got ready and left to help set-up. We were very thankful for my parents willingness to get the boys ready and bring them to the wedding for us.
The rest of the day was the wedding so I'm just going to post pictures - some will have explanation, some won't :-)
Polen Farm in Kettering, OH and I can see why Alicia fell in love with this place when she saw it the first time.
And this is my "money shot" - I knew it when I took it - this is the one I'll be putting on my wall :-)
It really was a beautiful day. I wish that I could have gotten a photo of the boys with the bride and groom and also with us and the grandparents but it wasn't meant to be. I also wish I had gotten a photo of the boys with the whole wedding party but I didn't realize that they were taking so many more photos after the wedding . . .oh well. I have some great photos that I'm proud of - next time there is a family wedding I'll be more pushy with getting family centered photos HA!
Day 3 of vacation will post on Wednesday - tomorrow will be a great "Too Cute Not to Toot" post :-)