Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cassie's wedding

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Last Friday our adventure began. Okay, most days of trying to get 5 of us out the door is an adventure, but this one was more ambisious than usual! My cousin Cassie was getting married-- in Colorado Springs-- and we were ALL going!

We woke up at 3am, dressed, ate a very quick breakfast, and were on the road by 4:15. We were so blessed to have my aunt Sharon and cousins Haley and Kelsey traveling with us. Their extra hands were priceless! The airport and plane ride were relatively uneventful (thank goodness!) and we were landing in Denver by 7:40 local time. We were then picked up by Scott, a close family friend, and continued to my aunt and uncle's home in Colorado Springs. We had lunch and visited until our rooms were ready at a local inn called The Hideaway. After some rest time, play time, (a trip to a local ice cream shop for Eli and Ruby) and settling in, we attended the rehearsal dinner. It turned into a very late night as the day ened in altitude sickness for me, bloody noses for both kids, throwing up by Eli, and plenty of grumpyness all around.

Saturday involved helping with some last minute wedding set up, playing on the on-grounds play set, a short hike, and a fishing trip for Eli, Ruby, and Jason with the groom's uncle. After some quick, post-fishing clean up, we emerged from our room. The photo above shows the Main crew in front of The Hideaway.

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The outdoor ceremony began just after 4:00 and lasted about 15 mins-- the highlight of which was watching the bride and groom's son walk down the aisle with his plastic dinosaur! After the ceremony we were free to walk the grounds and enjoy some appitizers. Ruby chose to play on the playground with a boy named Mccail while Eli chose to fall asleep on some chairs (between the time change and his ear infection, he was very tired!). Babysitting was provided during the reception, so we left all 3 kiddos in capable hands while we enjoyed our dinner. The kids had a blast playing with other kids and having lots of movie time!

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After we picked the kids up from the sitter, we all went back to the room to get ready for bed. Soon there was a knock on the door by Cassie. She hadn't felt that she had gotten to talk to us much and wanted to see us again before we left for the airport in the morning. It was incredible to see the look on Ruby's face when the bride came to the door. It was the same look she had the first time she saw Cinderella at Disney World. I told Jason that that was the day Ruby was going to begin planning her own wedding. Of course, she's now decided she wants to have a red wedding dress-- just like Cassie:)
The next day it was time to leave already. It was a quick trip, but we were so blessed to be able to share Cassie's wedding day with her (in more ways than one!). Cassie and Mark were married on Aug 14, 2010. Jason and I were married on Aug 14, 1999. Our Grandma Alice and Grandpa Bob were married on Aug 14, 1948.

1 comment:

  1. I love your cousins red wedding dress. That is so unique. And I absolutely love how you were all married on the same day. What a great way to honor your grandparents.