We’re baaaaack. When I was looking forward to our Seattle trip, I had all the plans to keep posting here, all of which fell through. Now after such a crazy week, I am officially back to blogging, and have so much to say.
So much to say for another day, that is. I’m flat exhausted. I sincerely thought we’d be back to a pretty normal schedule yesterday, with my oldest in Pre-K by 9am. And then I woke up at 8:45 and had to change the plan, again.
Sometimes for your own sanity, you just need to go with the flow. So there have been few posts in this week, plus too much TV time and not enough vegetables. But the trip is certainly memorable in a lot of ways.
I have so much to share with you about traveling with kids under 5, about how not to lose your mind as a mom when disaster strikes, and about what to do when your kid gets hurt in another city. But those things can wait. For today, I’ll just share some pretty pictures and the highlights.
First and most importantly, my brother is married. What a GORGEOUS wedding. A beautiful location, so much joy you would think you would explode, and yummy food besides.
Also we really managed to have a pretty smooth travel experience. (Right up until our misadventures in baggage claim – more later.) My boys were just thrilled to be on an airplane – four, actually. By the way, I’ll say it again: I have so much love for Southwest Airlines.
We were absolutely spoiled by our family and friends, who fed us, gave our kiddos gifts, took care of our kids with open arms, and hosted us warmly.
And I made it through things that scare me – dealing with an injury, driving by myself in an unfamiliar city, surviving traffic and overtired kids. Not things I want to relive necessarily, but things that make me a little bit stronger.
Anyway, here are some of those moments.
Driving at dawn to our airport three hours away.
Just happy to be here.
We sure do love us some Southwest.
The wedding venue at sunset the night before.
Just gorgeous decor.
For the record, my awesome brother and his amazing bride told me I could actually wear these during the wedding. I opted for heels for the ceremony and sneakers for the dancing. But seriously – how am I so lucky?
Charcuterie goals. This isn’t even the whole table, guys.
Do not adjust your screen. Yes, my sister-in-law is straight out of a wedding magazine.
Hello genius guest book idea.
Don’t be fooled. This is my brother trying to keep his composure before his bride walked down the aisle. I won’t show the following pictures, but just know. It was the sweetest moment, and there was not a dry eye in the room.
We found an amazing children’s museum that is part of a passport program for another museum we are members of, so we were able to get in for free! It was super cute.