Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Hey bloggers! Sorry it's been a little long since my last post. I am officially back from my cousin's wedding in Wisconsin; land of good beer, German food, and cheese. We ate (a ton), visited with family, danced, ate some more, and left with a content heart and great stories.

Most of my parent's families are scattered through the Midwest and there are a lot of people to miss when we said our goodbyes. Did I mention I have a HUGE family?

The bride, my cousin Sarah (back from Afghanistan), is one of my 27 FIRST cousins. You read that right! This is easy to do when my dad is one of nine. I'll be perfectly honest when I tell you I don't know how many second cousins I have nor do I know all of their names. I can basically point at a kid and guess who they belong to. It's a blast, crazy at times, and takes forever when you are trying to say goodbye. Eventually you just have to walk out the door because you aren't going to hug everyone, and sometimes you'll hug the same person twice. Easy to do when everyone is together and we are pushing 70+ (approximately)

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We were up at 4am Friday to catch a 6:30 flight. Jonathan and I flew to WI with my parents and youngest brother, John. Needless to say Jonathan's ability to sleep anywhere came in handy when we were at the airport at 5 am.

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After checking into our hotel in Janesville, WI we headed out to try some of the local grub. Jonathan was a little too excited about the bratwurst, cheese curds (not cheese sticks, but little balls of cheese), and local pale ale. I am pretty sure it was a heart attack waiting to happen.

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This is an image of an excited husband. Milwaukee's Best tall-boy and a cookie I bought with an inch thick-icing cow on it. I wish I had a photo with Jonathan and the black icing all over his teeth. It was hot. ;)

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I haven't lived in the Midwest for a while, but Jonathan made sure we took a picture of a farm. (not like we don't have farms in Alabama or anything)

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Finally the wedding... Sarah and Brayden are an amazing couple and both are currently serving in the Navy. They went months without seeing one another being that they were deployed at different times. I cannot imagine how hard that was for them.

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It was an amazing and very long weekend. (My poor cousin was about to pass out she was so tired.) Jonathan and I left the reception at 10, but from my understanding the party lasted until the wee hours of the morning. I wish I had more pictures of the reception, but we had to show off our awesome dance moves to the fam. Needless to say my aunts LOVED him, especially because he was pulling my different relatives out on the dance floor with him!

The only time Jonathan flinched was at the end of the trip when we told him he had to name each person present. It was like the record stopped playing and he just looked at me. HELP!


  1. I love weddings! So much fun that your hubby likes to dance-mine can't stand it!

  2. Wow! That really gives the phrase 'big family' new meaning... It must be fun though?
    I cracked up at the pic of your airport sleeper, as my brother in law does exactly the same thing... anywhere!
    I'm so glad you had a great time, and you look stunning in the wedding photo.
    :) Flick

  3. Wow! What a great time. It is definitely wedding season. My best friend is getting married the last weekend of May - in Cabo. I am in her wedding. The following weekend is my brother's wedding, thank goodness it is local. My husband, daughter, and I are all in the wedding.

  4. oh my goodness gracious... your family is gigantic!!! that must be so fun! love the pictures; such a beautiful couple!

  5. I love big fam's and weddings, they are always such a riot!!!! I love the hugely *icing'd up cow cookie (is that even a word!!?!) I want one!!

    Cute pics, great looking couple you are :D

  6. Haha Jonathan was a dancing machine! Good times. Can't wait to visit!!!


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