Labor Day Weekend 2015

Labor Day Weekend 2015

Monday, December 9, 2013

JUNE - Logan and Marisa's Wedding!

Well we made it to NH! It was a long day of travel for Rae and I including planes, buses and cars! Whew! Thankfully we were able to make all of the connections we needed (keep in mind that we opted to fly stand by 24 hrs earlier than our actual flights so there were no guarantees). I think having a cute little baby really helped my end game.  Once we got to Portsmouth (around 7PM) we were immediately picked up and driven to dinner at a great sushi place! Couldn't have planned it better! But once dinner was over, we were wiped. So it was back to the hotel for a night of sleep.  The next morning I found my littles hanging out on the patio of Grandma and Grandpa Reilly's hotel suite (BTW: we were spoiled rotten with our hotel suites!)

The view of the harbor area. The boat down there is what we went out on for the rehearsal dinner Friday night.  

A panoramic for you all.


I think Lucy and Keller made fantastic flower girl and ring bearer; or as they said "princess" and "prince" ;)

A little snack on the steps pre-ceremony.

Family shot - I look awkward :P

This turned out cool huh?! This was me sneaking back into the ceremony to get at least one pic. 

The kids did fantastic walking down the isle; however, since they are toddlers, an hour long Catholic ceremony just isn't something they are willing to sit quietly through. So the four of us hung out just outside the doors.

Piling sticks to make a "fire".  They also searched for worms under rocks.  

Me and my little man :)

And me and the Princess Lucy!

Post Wedding - Pre Dinner

They were pretty exhausted. It was hot and they were asked to do a lot.  So after the wedding I headed back to the hotel for naps with the three kids while most people headed to the reception for cocktails. I was happy to fall on the sword though because this momma needed a little break too!

They napped for 3 1/2 hours! I had to eventually wake them up because we were already cramping in on the actual DINNER! Hilarious right? Most days I hope for at least 2 hours...

Mother - Son dance (Janet & Logan)

This is our good friend Paul.  He helped Rae get to sleep on time while the dance was going on :)  It also freed up mom and dad to be able to enjoy a dance or two together before we had to take the kiddos back to the hotel. 

Until Next Time...

Saturday, October 5, 2013

JUNE - Mom & Rae head to NH

Finally, a post I can write a little more about.  So as the older ones and dad drove out to NH; mom and Rae were lucky enough to have a flight booked.  (Originally we thought I would be taking a summer course and would not be able to travel until Friday before the wedding - as it turns out, I didn't take a course though and actually could have driven...but we did get a super cheap flight so no complaints here!)  Anyways, since the above story was true; I really didn't want to spend a whole Thursday just hanging out and missing my family and all the fun in NH.  So instead of waiting to check in and head to the airport on Friday morning, I decided to pack little Rae up and myself and head to the airport on THURSDAY morning.  Thanks to 24 hour online check in options and small flight change fees, we were able to fly stand by on flights out of MSP and Chicago on Thursday and make it to NH in time for dinner. Don't get me wrong, it was a LOOONG day of travel (over 12 hrs) but when its just you and a breastfed baby, life is pretty easy.  We also ran into some relatives at the Chicago airport on our layover.  

She was meant to travel!

Our adventures included automobiles, planes and a bus! All we would have needed was a train to cover ALL of our basis!

Until Next Time...

JUNE - They made it to NH!

Well, they made it safe and sound and on a pretty decent time schedule. They arrived in the early hours of Thursday morning. 

I'm not 100% how this came about; however, Gpa Bob and Gr. Uncle Jeff decided they needed to travel down a kid's slide.  There is even a video.  If I can figure out how to get it loaded; I will add it to this post!

Until Next Time...

JUNE - Hi-ho Hi-ho it's off to NEW HAMPSHIRE we go!

So, as I mentioned in the last post - the older two kids, Broghan, his parents and his grandma all packed up in our van and headed out from WI to NH on Tuesday.  I can't personally comment on story-lines here or anything; however, I think many of the pictures of self-explanatory.  Most of these are from when they stopped for lunch and then when the got to Niagra Falls! Mom over here is a little jealous since I've never been there but now two of my kiddos and my husband have! :P  

Until Next Time...