Sunday, May 31, 2009

Whirlwind Scorcher of a Weekend

I loved getting away the latter half of the week. It's not all the time I get to miss work on a Thursday AND Friday and it really was a great break.

A big big BIG thanks to Erin and Tom for watching our fur baby for us this weekend. I hope he wasn't too much trouble!

Thursday morning our flight left at 6:50am. We got about 3, maybe 3 1/2 hours of sleep before we had to wake up and leave to catch our plane. We were tired. I am strangely cheerful at the oddest times. When most people would be quiet and grumpy for being up insanely early, I'm rip-roaring and ready to go. And I'm sing-song silly about it.

Ryan's not terribly fond of flying. He started out the morning with a good 2 hour snooze on the plane. While he slept I made this. Attach it to a chain and it's a necklace.

After an uneventful flight we got into Phoenix at 7:50am, grabbed our luggage and hunted down the shuttle to the rental car facility.

By 8:45am we were practically at the hotel the Alexander clan would be lodging at for the weekend, but we were starving and drove a little past to treat ourselves to a breakfast of a yumbo yack. Mmmm. Don't have those out here. At least that I've seen.

I hadn't showered for the day yet so I hopped in the shower and got ready and we waited until everyone else got there. Ryan fell asleep. I watched TV.

I saw a girl on the plane earlier that day with THE cutest haircut: a really steep a-line with a fairly long front. I wanted that haircut. At least I started entertaining the idea that I did.

Then Ryan's fam got there and mom had pretty much the same haircut but much shorter! That's it, I want it cut. Especially in that heat. After lunch, Mom and Sarah and I went in search of a salon to do the deed. This is what I ended up with.

It seems to be my sassy springtime cut! Remember last years'?

Thursday night was a pool party and simple dinner with Rinda's family then a quick look around the reception location and a quick set up of tables, chairs, and other hanging decorations. I didn't help much, but I cheered them on.

Friday morning we had to be at the Temple by 9:15am so I woke up at 6:45, showered, woke everyone else up, and got ready.

The sealing was beautiful. The sealing room was gorgeous and they were so cute. Lots of happy, beautiful tears and smiles. Oh my gosh, her dress! It was soo pretty. It was a custom made gown that looked like it could have been an old 1930s gown. It was gorgeous and suited her perfectly.

We finished up Friday with a luncheon at a mexican food place {delish!} and a reception later that night. The garden where the reception was held was amazing! A little oasis in the desert. It was actually a very casual reception. Strawberries adorned generous slices of silky cheesecake and chilled pound cake. That's it! But it was so perfect. Oddly, I didn't take my camera with me and have no pictures.

We got home around 11pm, maybe a bit later, and we all crashed.

Saturday morning Ryan was up and ready before pretty much everyone. His dad walked out of his hotel room and Ryan commented on his clothing choice:

To be fair, Ryan was dressed first. So either Ryan dresses like a 50-year-old man or his dad dresses like a 27 year old. You can decide for yourselves.

After lunch and an adventurous drive to an indoor swapmeet, we sadly said our goodbyes and headed back to the airport. Ryan was very sad we had to leave before anyone else.

We made it home safe and sound, albeit really tired and later than we expected.

I love weddings!


Heidi said...

yay welcome back! love the hair! it has to be one of my favorite styles, but the last time i went to get it done, they cut it WAY too short (this past august), so i won't be doing that again for a while. you look gorgeous though!!

Becka Dietrich said...

That really was a whirlwind. I LOVE the haircut, super sassy!

How did your skirt come out?

Micah and Melinda said...

I am loving the skirt and its looking like someone is loosing some weight your face looks slimmer in you pic... ugh I need to worship at the gym more! Love the hair and the beaded nest... I need to be more creative like you (my her-O)

exclusive_remedy said...

Hey! I love that haircut! I had a similar one a while back and loved it! Now I am trying to grow my hairs out and it is hot. Also, I can't believe Ryan and his dad wore the same thing. Just goes to show the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. :) I miss your guts.

Chase said...

Now I don't read blogs constantly so when I read the line about thanking your friends for watching the baby, I was blown away that Ryan could be a dad. Then after scrolling through a few pages and not seeing a single picture of a baby I deduced that you must be talking of the dog. By the way, Caitlin is pregnant and being induced sunday.