|Self-portraits are awkward. Much like us.|
|The Cousin's Daughter, and Adorable Flower Girl|
|Nebraska Cornfields. Check out that sky!|
"I want to see you again later this week," The chiropractor added as the blogger stood up from the adjustment table. "Your back is a mess!"
|Colorado Mountains: Meteorological Irony|
Last week, my family was lamenting how sad we were that none of us could make it to my cousin, Andrew's wedding this last weekend. I'd paid all my bills for my paycheck, checked my bank balance, and decided I could afford the gas to get there as long as I could impose on the generosity of my aunt and uncle (who are two of the most generous people in the history of ever). My mom then decided that my sister had to come with, as it would be the first time all six of my grandpa's grandchildren would be together (when we were little, the youngest hadn't been born yet).
The drive was long, and my sister and I stopped off in Centennial, Colorado, to see my best friend, Lauren, who took us to Cafe Rio, a restaurant that was a cross between Qdoba and Pepperjax. I got the Salmon Taco specials, and Lauren also convinced us to try their Mint Limeade. It was so refreshing after an eight hour car trip. On our way out, we also sampled their horchata, and a shot cup of it was just enough. It was heavy, but that little cup was perfectly delicious.
Afterward, we headed down to Monument, where the rehearsal dinner, and later the wedding, was going to take place. It was a beautiful hotel, and the wedding was taking place in the back under a gazebo. There was a great view. My sister and I had a great time catching up with our cousin, Ann, who'd come up from Florida, leaving her husband and their two sons at home. We also caught up with the aforementioned generous aunt. Aside from being tired and nursing a headache from lack of sleep and a long drive, I enjoyed myself.
|(L-R) Ann, Andrew, Kiri, Weston, Julie, Me|
|Britney, the lovely Bride, and my uncle Jim (Her father-in-law)|
|I could get used to this view. For seriously.|
|Makeup is Serious Business.|
|Photo by Ann|
|Andrew and Britney|
|The joining of two families.|
|Viva Creative Wedding Choices!|
|Back L-R: Andrew, Joe, Danny, Ann|
Front: L-R: Me, Grandpa, Kiri
We haven't been to Sainty in almost ten years. Not since we lost our beloved grandmother in January 2004.
February 23, 1928-January 1, 2004
December 4, 1915-August 2, 1986
I was so glad to be home last night, in my own bed, cuddling my own cat. Jane wasn't happy I left her, but she was happy to have me back, as she's kept in view of me the entire time I've been home.
Welcome to the family, Britney, we're completely insane a lot of the time, but we're glad to have you with us.