May 31, 2017

Our Trip to Colorado

My cousin, who is 9 years younger than me, got married over the weekend. Her and her husband (so weird saying that!) live in Colorado so that's where the wedding was. We've always been really close and I was thrilled to be her matron of honor. Just for fun, here she was as my maid of honor almost 11 years ago! :)

We left right after school last Tuesday and drove an hour to my mom's house where we met my aunt and Grandma. We then drove another six hours, which got us on the other side of Omaha around 10:30 pm. We stopped and slept at a hotel for the night.

Wednesday morning we got up at 7:30, ate some breakfast and headed out for the day. It took us about seven more hours to get to Boulder. My aunt has a DVD player in her van so we watched three movies in the two days of traveling. I also had printed out a fun travel scavenger hunt and a map to keep track of all the states we saw on license plates. Kyla loved that!

We stayed in a five bedroom air b&b, which was really nice. After we got there we ordered some pizza and had it delivered and got all our stuff unpacked. Later that night we went over to the church to drop some things off. We didn't end up getting to bed until about 10:30, which was actually 11:30 our time.

Thursday morning was spent at the church getting things ready. Then in the afternoon the bridal party went and got our nails done. Kyla came with us and thought she was so special getting her fingernails and toenails painted. :)

My mom and step dad had gotten into town that day so they took Kyla for the night because we were having a bachelorette party for my cousin. It was pretty low key - dinner, drinks and back to her apartment. The food was awesome and it was nice to be able to visit with everyone. We all had to travel to get to Colorado so everyone was pretty tired so a low key night was perfect!

How gorgeous is she?! Kyla gets her love of unicorns from Kirsten! :)

Friday was a busy day. The wedding was outdoors so we had tents set up and spent most of Friday getting tables and chairs set up and then getting all the other little details finalized. Friday night was the rehearsal and then dinner.

Saturday was wedding day! It ended up raining during the ceremony so we moved it under the tent, which we were expecting and planning for anyway. But shortly after the ceremony was over it stopped raining and it was beautiful out so we got some awesome pictures with the mountains in the background. There was karaoke and yard games. It was the perfect day!

I didn't get many pictures of the wedding day, but I had to share this one of the bride and groom heading off on their honeymoon. She was seriously the most gorgeous bride I've ever seen!

(Picture credit to another bridesmaid, Bekah.)
We headed out for home bright and early Sunday morning at 6:00 am. We drove the entire way that day and got home at 10:00 pm (lost an hour on the way). I did not sleep well at all while we were gone so I was excited to be in my own bed!

All that driving and Kyla did not complain once. Not one time! She handled all the traveling, the late nights, all the time spent getting things ready for the wedding, like a champ. Oh, and she rocked the whole flower girl thing. She took the whole "throw the flowers" thing literally. She threw those flowers and it was the cutest thing I've ever seen. Then she sat through the entire ceremony like this...

I need to take her out and get her something special because she was awesome the entire trip!

We're very happy to be home, but we miss Kirsten and Brad (and those beautiful mountains) already. We hope to go back and visit as a family soon!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like it was a beautiful wedding! Glad it all went well.