I knew I had a million things to do at home. Well there were several reasons why I should stay home. But my mom said, “Kristen. Are you going to remember a weekend you spent at home getting things done. Or a weekend with your cousins”
I realized I needed to live life! And have some gosh darn fun haha.
Andrew was at his dad’s house celebrating Christmas, so off to Chicago I went!
My older cousin, Erin, left at 6am, while My cousin Maggie and I took the Megabus that left at noon. The trip actually went by really fast
. I worked on all my christmas cards, which will have this picture on the front of me and Andrew.
We got in town around 5:45. Jill and Erin came and picked us up at the bus stop. And then it was to her house to get ready, eat a ton of popcorn, and head out for dinner and drinks!
We obviously had a blast!
After dinner, we headed to The Irish Oak. Which is the perfect little irish pub, but also plays so good dancing music if I do say so myself haha.
We also got a picture w/ the bouncer who bought us a shot…
And glow sticks. Like I said- An Awesome bar! haha
After a LATE night out on the town w/ lots of dancing and drinking. We might have slept in till 11 and had the tylenol bottle handy……
We did eventually make it to get pizza and downtown for shopping! We even found some pretty awesome legos and took several pictures for andrew
Last night, I attended the wedding of Nicole and Alex. I lived next door to Nicole and her family for 15 years, and we are all very close. They are like my second family.
This picture was taken at my brother’s wedding. Pam (nicole’s mom) is in the blue and is my rock. She is has been there w/ me through so much. And Olivia (nicole’s little sister) in the white is my little sister. We moved in next door when she was just born.
I love them so much and I miss that I don’t live next door to them anymore 😦
on Saturday, the ceremony was held in a beautiful church
Nicole and Alex were absolutely beautiful
You may now kiss the bride
I didn’t take many pictures at the reception. Im totally bummed about that. Im still using my mom’s camera. Maybe santa will bring me one *hint*hint* haha
But I did get a picture w/ Pam
And a picture w/ Alex (Nicole’s younger brother)
And then we danced. For hours!
It was so much fun and this morning I woke up w/ a LITTLE BIT of a headache haha. But I did make it to the gym and Andrew is back from his dad’s. I really had a good weekend, and I just realized how lucky I am to have such a great group of family and friends
Question for you:
What is your favorite part of weddings?
-I love watching the groom when he first sees the bride, listening to the vows, and dancing 🙂