Hi guys! Today I'm finally getting around to sharing some snapshots from my family's trip to Colorado a couple of weeks ago for my cousin's wedding! Please forgive the quality of some of the photos- my old iPhone can only do so much!
The above photo was taken on our ride from the airport to our hotel. I honestly can't get over how gorgeous Colorado is. Despite my Aunt and her family living there pretty much my whole life, I had never managed to visit before. I'm so glad this lovely occasion finally brought me out there! Our first night we spent some time with family and then hit the hay- it was a long day of travel.
My mom and I were both determined to keep up with our exercise routines when we were on our trip and headed out for a walk near our hotel the morning after we arrived. I was (breathlessly- altitude, whew!) noting all the pretty birds native to the area, and then thought I saw a bunny. But that was no bunny- it was a prairie dog!!! My mom and I proceeded to squeal like idiots for a full 5 minutes at how cute these little guys were, making ourselves completely obvious as tourists. Apparently the folks of Colorado don't appreciate the damage these cute little dudes can do to their land and houses, but we still thought they were adorable!
After the museum we headed over to visit with more family and friends. It was so nice catching up with my relatives and hearing all about what they've been getting up to lately.
The wedding itself was at a gorgeous country club with those gorgeous red rocks as the backdrop to the ceremony. The wedding had all sorts of gorgeous details like the amazing wooden place cards my cousin, Joy, created. She's so incredibly talented, it blows me away! I managed to save the day when the bustle on my cousin's wedding dress broke (I knew my time working at a bridal boutique would come in handy someday!); cried my eyes out during the father daughter dance (as usual. Sigh); and danced my butt off. As you can see, my family couldn't get enough of our T-rex poses, so here we are, at it again, in formal attire. We crack ourselves up :)
After the wedding, we headed back to the hotel, said goodbyes to our extended family, packed, and got a few hours of sleep before heading back to Seattle first thing in the morning the next day.
All in all, it was a wonderful trip and so nice to see all my family together- especially for such a joyous occasion!
Til next time!