Monday, February 16, 2009

Randy and Bernita get Hitched!!!

Kory, Emme and I drove down to Indiana on Saturday for Randy (Kory's dad) and Bernita's wedding. It was on Valentines Day ( sweet!) in Watseka, Illinois. It's about a 4 hour drive from Madison.
We met Kalli and Nate who flew in from Portland and Kacey and Tony down there. Kacey and Kalli had already been helping Bernita a lot with the wedding. She appreciated them so much. They were her georgous bridesmaides :)
We got down there about an hour before pics started. So Kory showered and got ready while I helped curl the flower girl's hair. Kacey and Kalli did Bernita's hair and make-up and she looked absolutely stunning!!
I hung out with Nathan and Emily while everyone else went to the church for pictures. It was nice to just relax for an hour and half before going to the church. When we got there - we enjoyed the chocolate fountain...Yummy!!! Then headed in for the ceremony. Everyone looked beautiful. Kory was also a groomsman.

Emily was a little stinker during the ceremony, but Tony and Nathan helped me keep her corralled! ha ha It was funny. She is such a "star". She loves when people look at her and smile at her. She just glows and gets so excited. She is learning to say "Hi" to everyone and of course people think that is so cute. Uncle Richard even took her for a while and she didn't get mad or scared or anything. She's so good with people she doesn't know.
I didn't get to take a lot of pictures, but here are a few from my camera:
Here is Em with Aunt Kalli and Aunt Kacey

Here is Grandpa Randy with his oldest grandchild (Nate) and his youngest grandchild (Emme)-- although she won't be youngest for long!! Aunt Kristen is due in 5 weeks!!!

The bridal party

Bernita walking down the aisle

During the ceremony (I had to sit in back with Em, so my pics are from far away!!)

Here we are at the reception. Nate played his guitar while we ate. It was SOOOO cool! He rocks!!!

Kory had to join him on the drums!!!

Emme was rocking out with her aunts during the music played by her godfather :)
Here is the bridal party table
Emme says it's 8pm, I haven't had a nap and I've been a good girl all day. I want my mommy and I want to go home...NOW!
After we cleaned up the reception hall, we headed back to the hotel. We put the munchkin to bed and then we all went into Kacey and Tony's room. We continued the partying until after midnight. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard. We decided to do some prank calling that night...sorry for those of you that received our drunken calls. It was quite amusing to all of us though!! You know we love you :)
Oh! I forgot one of the best parts - during the pre-ceremony pictures the Kalli, Kacey and Kory decided we couldn't have their Dad's wedding without their 2 siblings - Kristen and Kurt. So Kory drew these "lovely" pics of them. OMG! They were hysterical. So at the reception we hung them on a post by our table and even introduced them when Randy walked to each table to introduce everyone. It was so funny.
Randy & Bernita - thanks for having us. We had a great time and were so happy to be a part of your special day. We wish you many years of love and happiness!!!


kristen said...

looks like i missed out on a good time!! thanks to kory for that beautiful drawing of me! i wish i could have seen kurt's too...hopefully they kept them! what fun memories!

Randy_Bernita said...

Thanks so much for coming and being a part of our beautiful wedding! We certainly appreciated all the help even before the ceremony and thanks for taking the pictures. Teresa, looks like you will have to be our family-designated computer helper-outer! was really awesome hearing you and Nate playing at the dinner. Love you lots!