So I now have a SISTER. I begged my parents for one of those every Christmas and it only took 28 years to make it happen. Couldn't have picked a more wonderful woman to call family. It was a delight to meet Jess' friends from childhood, college, and Seattle and learn more about this amazing woman that captured David's heart. I am already itching to get back to Seattle to spend more time with the happy couple.
I'm not going to say traveling with the two littles was easy. Let's just say when I finally sat in my seat on our flight out I was sweating through my fleece. We purposefully selected seats at the back of the plane and were able to carry on all our luggage for the weekend but I'm not going to lie, as we walked past each row of passengers they had an equal look of pity and relief as we continued down the aisle. Can't blame them. I had a baby strapped to my chest in tears and a toddler trying to climb into several passengers' laps. We looked ridiculous I'm sure. Oh, and security was downright comical. I had a separate tub for my breast milk which had to be taken and tested and we took about five minutes to tear down the stroller and car seat and get all our items on the conveyor belt. SO MUCH STUFF.
All was worth it to be there to celebrate Dave and Jess. Now let's begin the photo dump.
I apologize for the lack of photos from the wedding. Since Chris was the best man and busy taking care of the bride and groom I was corralling Lakin and consoling Ben who had a major meltdown right after Jess came down the aisle. Thankfully he calmed down soon enough to come back for the final vows and ring exchange. So I had a baby in the Bjorn and one running back and forth from the dance floor and the snack bar. Speaking of dance floor, Lakin tore. it. up.
As for her walk down the aisle, she did me proud. The Dora fruit snacks promised to her also deserve a shout out. Just the right amount of cuteness and comedic relief.