My sister got hitched yo! :) Tara and Arthur finally tied the knot! Woot Woot! Took ya long enough guys ;)
We went to CC the beginning of June to visit and attend my little sister's wedding. It was a crazy week! We were there helping as much as we could..with my five kids I'm not sure how much help we really were, but hey, we tried :) We all had little jobs to do-my girls loved being part of helping:) I was happy I was able to go out with my mom and Tara one night for a dress fitting and to pick out her jewelry. She looked stunning in the dress-it was a gorgeous gown. And the jewelry we helped pick out was perfect! We also went out for appetizer/dessert that night at Applebee's. I really enjoyed going out just us girls :)
One hiccup in the week: Two days before the wedding I broke my freakin pinky toe...that cramped my style. Seriously ouch. I couldn't put pressure on it at all the first day. I was hopping around like a dummy. By the wedding day, I could walk like a normal person, with just a little limp so that was good, but it was still not cool. The night before the wedding I helped Tara's best friend, Nicole, put on a small bachelorette party(tastefully done of course:) for her and it was lots of fun(I'll make that a separate post:) and then the next day the three of us went to get our nails done, which is something I still laugh about...the place wasn't the best(okay, it was cuh-rap) and Tara's facial expressions were a RIOT. She always makes me laugh that girl...
Then it was wedding time! Tara decided to do the wedding in my parents backyard which was a beautiful setting. My mom ordered tents/chairs/plants/lots of stuff to transform the backyard into a lovely wedding. It looked awesome. Tara got all dolled up while we all scrambled to finish last minute decor and food. And it all came together and it was beautiful ceremony. My mom worked her booty off. I don't know how she pulled it off so quick but she did..there was a moment in there where I thought she might just fall right over, hahaha. But my Mom is one tough cookie and held it together and did it! :)And of course my dad, Joey, the bride herself(her and my mom planned the whole thing-we were just the worker bees:), my brothers and the girls were all a big part of helping it come together as well. And Ella was a beautiful flower girl and Ammon was the cutest ring bearer I've ever seen:)We weren't sure what Ammon would do, but he did exactly what he was supposed to. Phew! :) The food, music and company was perfect. And Tara and Arthur looked like a smashing couple if I do say so myself.
Tara, we wish you and Arthur the BEST in life. We love you! Enjoy these pics from their special day..
Beauty sleep for the bride to be :)Not sure she ever knew I took this pic? She knows now!! Whahahaha.
My mom isn't going to love that I'm posting a picture of her butt. But I like this pic. My mom, the energizer bunny...
And the ceremony begins...(these pics courtesy of our friend, Erica)
Ella was nervous in case you couldn't tell:) I don't think she looked up but she did a great job!
Stud. He worked that aisle like he owned it.
This picture is hilarious. Joey totally making plans back there like a mischievous little elf...planning his revenge.
Total Tara moment :)
Cutting the cake. And I'll admit I was surprised that they fed each other nicely. Arthur was luckier than I thought he was going to be :)
My family(well except Austin who couldn't attend)
Crap, I just typed "s"s instead of "w"s in the word aww!!!!! That would've been a reeeally BAD typo!! LOL right now...
HANDSOMEST ring bearer award right here.
Me and my sissypoo. Doesn't she look beautiful? I just look tired or something:)
Total craycrays. I don't even know what the heck I'm doing. Tara looks funny though.
My sweet girlies.
My little beebee. Deep in thought. Wondering who in the heck are all of these people.
The flower bouquet was breathtaking.
The cake was simple and elegant. Love the flowers on the front. It was muy delicioso too.
Cute pic of the bride and groom when everyone was gone. Enjoying some tent time ;) Wasn't the tent so beautiful? The little puffballs and lights were so pretty.
That's an inside joke :) Okay, I'll tell you about it whether you care to know or not:) A few days after Joey and I were married, we were all watching the wedding video one day with our family. During the part where we ran out to our car, we noticed Tara throw the rice at Joey with all of her might. I mean, ALL OF HER MIGHT. It was hilarious. She had a lot of pent up energy or maybe she just hates Joey for taking me away from her? Hahahaha :) She really socked it to him! Anyways, Joey got her back. Not with quite the same force still...but I think they're good :) We'll call it even now.