Sunday, May 17, 2009

John's Wedding

We went to Dallas this week to my nephew John's wedding.  We had lovely weather and a beautiful wedding.  Thursday we drove from home and checked into the motel.  The kids went swimming for just a bit.  COLD water but they loved it. The we took off for the rehearsal dinner.  I had printed out lots and lots of maps and directions to every play we planned to visit!  And those maps came in quite handy.  We really had very little finding any of our locations and maybe a bit finding our way home a couple of times.

The rehearsal dinner was at a Mexican food restaurant in downtown Dallas called Mattito's.  It was good and a great place for a gathering.  Loved it when people stood and told stories and gave toasts.  Thank you, Molly, for inviting us!

Friday morning we got up and went down to breakfast.  As we were eating Travis called and he was there at the airport!  At 8:30 as opposed to the 10:15 we were expecting him.  Apparently he got to the airport EARLY so they asked if he wanted to get on the earlier flight.  Poor guy - he had never flown before in his life.  He was so scared and excited.  Anyway, we got him picked up, went back to the motel, picked up the others and headed to Cleburne to check out some travel trailers.  Found some, but did not buy.  Debating it still.  Came back to the motel, went swimming.  BRRRRR!  But boy the kids had fun - all of them.  Showered and got ready for the wedding.

The wedding was held in downtown Dallas at Marie Gabrielle.  I took some photos there but did not capture near enough.  However, I know I can check the photographer's site later and see or purchase more.  The wedding was beautiful.  Simple and elegant at the same time.  The bride was beautiful, the food was good, the music was fantastic!  The wedding was held outside and the weather was a bit warm but not too bad.  Of course, for us Panhandle people it was humid and warm but probably not for those from that area. 

Pictures of John's rehearsal and wedding.  We left the wedding a bit early as we had tired kids and wanted to get back to the hotel.  It took us one and a half hours to get home due to a wreck on the highway.  I have never sat in traffic that long in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area even when we lived there.  So glad I don't live there now!

Saturday we were flying home.  Mike, Kathleen and boys were staying to go to the Rangers game and driving the truck home Sunday.  Our flight was at 3:30 so the plan was to take us to the airport about 1:30 so the kids could get back to the game.  We put all of our luggage in the truck and did not have to take anything but my laptop, camera and purse!  What a way to travel.  It was raining and I was really afraid we might be delayed.  Nope.  Took off in time but all we saw were clouds.  Part way in the flight we hit a bit of turbulence.  Now let me tell you, I had Ross on one side experiencing claustrophobia and Travis fearing crashing.  Which one do I talk to more?  Funny!!!  Now.  But the plane made it fine of course.  And we got off in Amarillo with drizzle and COLD!  Fifty-four degrees.  That was a jolt.

I am still tired.  Guess I will be better tomorrow.  OK, back to real life and cooking dinner.  I am sure there is something missing here but will tell you more later.

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John's Wedding

We went to Dallas this week to my nephew John's wedding.  We had lovely weather and a beautiful wedding.  Thursday we drove from home and checked into the motel.  The kids went swimming for just a bit.  COLD water but they loved it. The we took off for the rehearsal dinner.  I had printed out lots and lots of maps and directions to every play we planned to visit!  And those maps came in quite handy.  We really had very little finding any of our locations and maybe a bit finding our way home a couple of times.

The rehearsal dinner was at a Mexican food restaurant in downtown Dallas called Mattito's.  It was good and a great place for a gathering.  Loved it when people stood and told stories and gave toasts.  Thank you, Molly, for inviting us!

Friday morning we got up and went down to breakfast.  As we were eating Travis called and he was there at the airport!  At 8:30 as opposed to the 10:15 we were expecting him.  Apparently he got to the airport EARLY so they asked if he wanted to get on the earlier flight.  Poor guy - he had never flown before in his life.  He was so scared and excited.  Anyway, we got him picked up, went back to the motel, picked up the others and headed to Cleburne to check out some travel trailers.  Found some, but did not buy.  Debating it still.  Came back to the motel, went swimming.  BRRRRR!  But boy the kids had fun - all of them.  Showered and got ready for the wedding.

The wedding was held in downtown Dallas at Marie Gabrielle.  I took some photos there but did not capture near enough.  However, I know I can check the photographer's site later and see or purchase more.  The wedding was beautiful.  Simple and elegant at the same time.  The bride was beautiful, the food was good, the music was fantastic!  The wedding was held outside and the weather was a bit warm but not too bad.  Of course, for us Panhandle people it was humid and warm but probably not for those from that area. 

Pictures of John's rehearsal and wedding.  We left the wedding a bit early as we had tired kids and wanted to get back to the hotel.  It took us one and a half hours to get home due to a wreck on the highway.  I have never sat in traffic that long in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area even when we lived there.  So glad I don't live there now!

Saturday we were flying home.  Mike, Kathleen and boys were staying to go to the Rangers game and driving the truck home Sunday.  Our flight was at 3:30 so the plan was to take us to the airport about 1:30 so the kids could get back to the game.  We put all of our luggage in the truck and did not have to take anything but my laptop, camera and purse!  What a way to travel.  It was raining and I was really afraid we might be delayed.  Nope.  Took off in time but all we saw were clouds.  Part way in the flight we hit a bit of turbulence.  Now let me tell you, I had Ross on one side experiencing claustrophobia and Travis fearing crashing.  Which one do I talk to more?  Funny!!!  Now.  But the plane made it fine of course.  And we got off in Amarillo with drizzle and COLD!  Fifty-four degrees.  That was a jolt.

I am still tired.  Guess I will be better tomorrow.  OK, back to real life and cooking dinner.  I am sure there is something missing here but will tell you more later.

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