Friday, May 7, 2010

Crickett's Beach Wedding

This last weekend we traveled down to Navarre Beach on the panhandle of Florida. Crickett, Scott's sister had a beach wedding there and Scott, the kids and myself were all a part of the wonderful occasion.

The kids and I traveled down early Thursday morning so we could arrive in time to help with some of the wedding preparation. I was pleasantly surprised that they all traveled so well and we only made one stop during the 6.5 hour trip and that was for gas, a bite to eat and a potty break. The kids enjoyed napping, singing songs and coloring in their coloring books. They only got antsy during the last 45 minutes and truth be told I was too!! We could see the beach and yet we weren't there yet, so it was hard to be patient!!!!!

The house we were all staying in was gorgeous and we got to work as soon as we arrived helping with cupcakes (ok, so was really tired and ony tackled shaking sprinkles). That afternoon we went to the pool which was REALLY cold and then came home to find the little bird you see in the first few pics inside the house. The poor bird flew off the couch and straight into the sliding glass door. The boys moved him outside and eventually he flew away.

Friday was packed with bridesmaid happenings including a trip to the nail salon, the rehearsal and dinner, and finally an evening of making all of our bouquets. Surprisingly, flower arranging was A LOT of fun!!! Scott arrived that evening just in time to help keep the kids from ruining the flowers!

We were slightly afraid of rain on Saturday, but fortunately the weather held out. It was super windy and a little overcast, but all-in-all I would say it was perfect. The wedding was beautiful. Scott's cousin and I played a flute duet- except I was eating so much of my hair because of the wind, it often was a solo for Beth!! The children behaved pretty well and did a decent job of standing up front. During the unity song, Lydia screamed the song Jesus Loves Me (not the official unity song), but thanks to the wind, I think there were very few of us who heard her. The reception was hosted by the "Chuck" Wagon (the Chuck Tinney Philly Cheesesteak Wagon, that is) and everyone enjoyed the food. The kids were well entertained playing in the sand and Lydia enjoyed making her "snowballs". As you can see from the sleeping pic of Lydia, they were worn out!!

Scott and I were able to catch the bride and groom leaving the beach house and headed for their cruise- Harbin chased them down the road, reluctant to let his Aunt Crickett go without him!!

We finished up the weekend with a trip to the small beach in the neighborhood (these are the non-slideshow pics) and because of the rain we ended up leaving a bit early.

Enjoy the wonderful pics and CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. and Mrs. Adam Ceccotti!!
The mom.

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