Monday, November 29, 2010

Vacation in Nebraska

Ok, it wasn't just a vacation. It was celebrating Thanksgiving with Nick's family and his sister, Amber's, wedding! It worked out perfectly for us to be able to come back in one trip and have both big occasions.

We had fun on the road - we had to, it's 11-12 hours... but we had podcasts with us and enjoyed many sing-alongs with songs on the radio to keep ourselves entertained.

The beautiful landscape of fall colors kept us entertained too!

We stopped in Norman, Oklahoma for a break from the interstate and rode down Main Street and saw the Sooner Theatre. It was a cute and quaint main street although I hope the Oklahoma Sooners LOSE to Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship Game this weekend! ;)

A rural scene in Norman, OK.

The Bride and Groom to-be lookin' sharp at their rehearsal dinner

The proud big brother and his sister :)

Amber getting her hair done for the wedding - she's always beautiful and looked extra stunning on her wedding day.

ALL dressed up! I love the flower girl in this one, admiring and imitating Amber :) Isn't she the cutest in her little dress matching Amber's?! She absolutely loves Amber and will miss her when they move to the St. Louis area this week.

Catching a breather between the ceremony and reception. We didn't get any ceremony photos since we were in the wedding but it was a beautiful ceremony. Amber and Zach didn't see each other before she walked down the aisle and it was a priceless moment to witness them gaze at each other for the first time on their wedding day.

Father-Daughter dance

The parents of the bride and groom had a special dance. They've been long time friends and I love this one of them laughing together on the dance floor.

The cakes! Cupcakes (amazing flavors!), Norwegian Wedding Cakes (which Diane also made for my wedding, SO good!), and the raspberry swirl groom's cake.

We also got to catch up with great friends, Bart and Maria.

Dollar dance with the beautiful mother of the bride (Diane)

Well done, Charlie and Diane :)

I got a dip at the end of my dance :) love that girl!

It was a beautiful day (although a bit chillier than our 70 degree Texas weather right now... :)) full of love and laughter. The dance floor was the place to be all night and it was a great ending to a wonderful weekend of celebrations. Congrats to Amber and Zach and on a wonderfully planned wedding!

We made the trek back yesterday and now we prepare for our work week tomorrow (a 3 day work week for me... yes!) and laugh looking back at fun/funny memories from the week we enjoyed with friends and family in Nebraska.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

amber was a beautiful bride:) sounds like you had fun! i miss you and still can't believe you are turning into a Texan...haha:) call me sometime...let's have a date!

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