Thursday, August 28, 2008

What Happened in Las Vegas

So we have been back from Vegas for a while and I haven't even wrote anything about our trip. First off we had a WONDERFUL time. We left out of AR on Monday August 4th to go to Vegas..... we had a layover in Dallas that wasn't too long. We were heading back to our gate in a hurry Dallas after getting some food to eat and I don't know what happened..... My feet went out from underneath me and I fell right on my butt in the middle of the airport!!! It hurt so bad but all I could do was laugh. I was so embarrassed. So the trip was not starting off the greatest.
When we got to Vegas airport things starting looking up. Even though my bum was numb. We got our bags off the carousel and headed toward the shuttle when Deric spotted Iliza Shlesinger, from Last Comic Standing. Well Deric got her attention and we got our picture taken with her. Did I mention that Deric is practically in love with Iliza so he was on top of the world!

After we told Iliza good bye we headed to Tahiti Village, where the Bidwell's own their timeshare. We met up with Linda,Jerry, the Terry's and the kids. The very next morning we all headed out on a bus tour to the Grand Canyon with a small stop at Hoover Dam.

The rest of the week we just either hung out at the condo or went down to the "strip". We did see a really cool magic show that all of us went too. We gambled a little but didn't win anything.... we almost broke even. One day Kim,Brent, Deric and I went out in the morning to gamble and take a gondola ride. We had a great time doing that.

We also went down to Fremont Street for one evening. Here are some random pictures of our wonderful trip to Vegas!!!

Jerry and Linda with the Terry kids, Nick, Nikohl, and Nate

So Brent had to eat at Fat Burger when he saw that there was one on the strip! He couldn't resit himself, he had to get the King Fat Burger.... by the way that is a pound and a half of meat!!!

And YES he ate it all!

We can't wait until our next trip there!! Thank You so much Linda and Jerry!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Congrats to Jen and Blake

So it has been forever since I had blogged anything. So I thought I would start out with telling you about my big sister's wedding.
Jen's wedding was at 6:30 July 26th.The week of the wedding went pretty smooth. We didn't have to do much because the reception hall did the set up and clean up. So all we had do is get the little details together and get the church decorated. Jen and I had to go to Quincy, MI on Monday to go for my first dress fitting and Jen's last fitting. My dress was a little to big and we wanted to change skirt a little so we had to go back on Friday to pick up all the dresses. I didn't go with my mom to pick it up so we just hoped and prayed that it was going to fit. It did and I could breathe freely in it! Thursday we all went to get our nails and pedicures done. Jen's other bridesmaid Mellisa got to Mom's house on Thursday and our cousins from Chicago came in Wednesday. So needless to say the party had started.
Picture of us at the nail salon... we took the place over. Jen's new brother-in-law's wife...Katelyn joined us for her first pedi ever!!

This is Syliva and Stef our cousins from Chicago.. the party starters!

On Friday morning is when our decorating business opened. Jen had great ideas on how she wanted the front of the church to look. She had a group of us working on these ideas. This what the pew markers looked like.... yea I did all the bows. Jen did everything else. We decided we were going to start a wedding pew marker business when we got the first one done. They looked very professional.

The ceremony was beautiful the flowers the church the message... it was so wonderful. Our uncle Scott married Jen and Blake. He made it even more personal for the happy couple. Jen's flowers were awesome. The prettiest flowers I have ever seen in my life. She had a florist from Sturgis, MI do them. She found them at a bridal show.
So I don't have many pictures of the ceremony... I was kinda busy holding Jen's 20lbs worth of flowers! Deric took some but he was a usher and didn't have much time to take any either. But her pictures from the photographer should be up soon. His web site is Peter is a close friend of Jen's from Bethel, he was so much fun and took many pictures. He is so good and very easy to work with. He lives in Southbend area so if anyone is in need of wedding photographer I can get you the hook up!
We did all the pictures before the wedding so we had lots of time to get all of them in. Also we headed out to the golf course to get some action shots out there!I am sure those will be quite the wedding pictures. Yea, we got some crazy looks from the old guys trying to play golf that Saturday.
But here are some of us getting ready. Yes, I did all the hair for the wedding and Jen did all of the make-up for us girls. Overall, this was probably my favorite trip home. It was so nice to get to stand up with my sister on her happiest day of her life. And I didn't mess up on my speech so that made the day even better!