We spent 13 days on the road and in hotel rooms, but we really and truly had so much fun. The trip started off with a three day trek through southern Ontario then we crossed the border and drove through Michigan, Illlinois and Minnesota. We added North Dakota to that list on the way back. They were long days, but the kids did well and I didn't have to drive, ha!
It's unreal how far we went, I have to show you:
This was our drive home, from Moose Jaw. The way there we stopped in Winnipeg for six days.
The location was just gorgeous. Outside, surrounded by trees, gardens and lovely water features. The bride was stunning and the groom as handsome as can be! I'm so happy for them.
Her dress was made of beautiful lace and had an open back. It fit her so perfectly...she looked so gorgeous:
After the ceremony we enjoyed the most delicious dinner in a perfectly decorated white tent:
All of my boys looked so handsome:
photo courtesy of Don Weixl (aka hubs awesome uncle! be sure to check out his site and to book him if you're in the Vernon/Okanagan, BC area)
Our kids were asked if they could make a ring box out of lego. They thought a plane made out of lego would be more fitting...it was perfect! (Mad is holding it in his hand in this photo).
After the wedding festivities were over, we played tourist in the city we used to call home, Winnipeg. How funny is it that we visited places and ate dinner at local restaurants that we never went to in the five years that we lived there?!
We tested out Unburger, which turned out to be absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend it if you are ever in Winnipeg.
I of course rocked my Hudson's Bay Company jean jacket to dinner...it was the right thing to do, ha!:
We not only played tourist, but we also took advantage of living a hotel life. Which meant hitting the pool as often as possible:
en route to Moose Jaw, somewhere in SK
If you've ever lived in Saskatchewan then you'll know that the winds can be constant and strong....my hair stayed pretty much just like this the entire time we were there! ha!
the family watching my BIL preparing to take off!
That night we had an awesome time celebrating his achievement at the mess. Goodness, they had fun! Again, I wish I had pictures of everyone dressed to the nine's that night, but alas, I've got nothing.
The drive home was long, so long....we just couldn't wait to get home....
Now our focus turns to enjoying the last couple of weeks of summer vacation and prepping for the upcoming school year. I also have Blogpodium coming up (which I'm super excited for).
Time to get serious! ;)