After a 16 month engagement, my sister Lisa married the love of her life, Ryan Small. Quinn and I left to help on Wednesday and spent an awesome and busy 5 days in Indiana. Our travel plans had us scheduled for a 4 hour travel day on Wednesday, but with bad weather in Chicago the night before, our flight was cancelled when we arrived at the airport. Just a note to all you travelers out there, the Internet doesn't always have the most up to date information when it comes to airlines...just an hour and fifteen minutes before our flight, the web said our flight was on time yet upon arriving at the airport, the flight had been cancelled the night before!!! Anyway...after a long 10 hour day of travel, we arrived in Indianapolis happy and excited to get the weekend started!
Thursday the family started to arrive including my grandparents (Nonna and Papa) and my Auntie Nancy and her husband Logun. After a busy day of making sure we had enough wine to meet the Italian side of the family's needs (no, we're not alcoholics, but wine is crucial for any Italian celebration), people started showing up at the house! Quinn was in his glory from this point on because there was always someone there to play with him, pick him up, laugh at him, and clap for his new favorite skill...climbing staircases!
Nonna was just as happy about holding Quinn
as Quinn was about reading his book
Papa (Great-Papa to Quinn) loved blowing raspberries on Quinn
Quinn Loved Climbing the Stairs...so proud of Himself!
Quinn Loves Ice Cream Like His Nonna and Mom!
Friday seemed like an absolute whirlwind! After getting in a quick workout we were in a mad rush to get cars loaded and head down to Greenwood from Lisa's house in Fishers - about a 45 minute drive. I was so exhausted that I don't remember sleeping, driving, or waking up! It was a big day though with Lisa's rehearsal and the lingerie shower that my mom and I were hosting for Lisa! Such an exciting way to start off the wedding weekend...
Quinn Looked Quite Dapper in His New Tie for Rehearsal Dinner
Lisa, Quinn and Me
Auntie Lisa and Quinn
Quinn and his cousins Corynn and Anna
Mom and Me
Lingerie Shower Table
Bridesmaids at the Lingerie Shower
Before you knew it, Lisa's big wedding day was here and the weekend was more than half over! Although it was supposed to be a terribly stormy day, the weather held out and it turned into a beautiful day for a beautiful bride! Lisa was such an amazing bride - laid back, calm, and well organized!
Quinn was all set for the big day!
Lisa was Gorgeous as ALWAYS!
and Anthony was alright too =)
Mom with Her Girls
The Bridemaids with the Beautiful Bride
Flex those Back Muscles (if you got em!)
Us Cotton Girls Got Guns...
Although the wedding was beautiful, the reception was the BEST! All of us on Lisa's side of the family put together a secret flash dance for her and she was so surprised! I'm waiting to get a copy of the video of it and I'll post that too! The fun didn't stop after the flash dance...Brad and I cut a rug all night as Quinn slept on different peoples' shoulders =) There was just too much excitement in one weekend for that little guy!
The Happy Couple - CONGRATULATIONS Lisa and Ryan Small!