Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Wedding for Mother's Day Weekend

This past weekend was a whirlwind trip to Indiana for Matt's brother's wedding. The original plan was for Matt to go alone and me to stay here with Benjamin, but after one week of being separated already this year, we decided we would rather do this trip together. All in all, it was a good trip, but it was BUSY! We arrived late Thursday night and spent Friday mostly in the hotel, which was good for Benjamin's sleep recovery. Then my parents came up to our hotel and stayed with Benjamin while Matt and I went with his parents to the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Saturday was wedding day and while it was tiring, it was so fun to see my boys all dressed up. Benjamin ruled the dance floor at the reception and had a great time dancing with everyone. We had a fun Mother's Day lunch at the Cheesecake Factory with Matt's parents before going to the airport to fly home. I must say, it almost didn't feel like Mother's day. In the past, this has been such an emotional day for me either because I didn't have children and wanted them, or last year, because I was finally a mom. I am looking forward to enjoying my gift from Matt sometime soon as it involves an afternoon off with Starbucks coffee and a good book. Ahhh!

Matt and Benjamin on the plane - He did SO well this trip!
My sweet boy asleep in my arms on the second leg of our flight up. He NEVER does this, so it was a precious 45 minutes.
Being silly at the hotel
My handsome boys
Waiting for the wedding to start - we had to leave as soon as the bride walked down the aisle because Benjamin was upset that daddy was up front and he couldn't go to him.
Matt and his mom. She was absolutely stunning in her dress!
Benjamin and his Aunt Christa
The bridal party wore aviators into the reception and Benjamin was giving them a try
So cute in his little suit!
Dancing with Grandpa and Grandma
Benjamin walked right up to Chrissy and held his hands out to dance. Too cute!
Dancing on the dance floor - we had a little incident and had to chance him into his jeans. :(
Dancing with Mommy
I had such a great time dancing with both my boys - no pictures of me and Matt though unfortunately

These moving walkways were the best entertainment for our layover in Detroit


G & H said...

Great pictures!!!!

ChristaD said...

Cute pictures. I had a great time this weekend. It was great to see everyone and spend some time with Benjamin.

After seeing Scott with him I am even more sure that he will make an excellent father. Only another month and a half. I am not sure whether I am ready for this.

Hope all is well, and thanks for posting the pictures.

vehementflame said...

derful pictures- I love the snuggle one of you and Benjamin on the plane. so cute. And I can't survive a day without my husband so I know how you feel!!!

Teal said...

I love a little man all dressed up!!! Benjamin is so so cute! ps- you all are quite the travelers of recent...