Friday evening...wedding rehearsal. Grandma being seated by her escort, Ty.
My cousin, Tarah, got married this past weekend in Bolivar, Missouri. We packed up and left Friday morning so we'd make it in time for rehearsal Friday evening. Our handsome Nixon-Man was the ring bearer! He had lots of practicing to do. :)
Ty and Bowen (I'm not sure how this happened but Ty ended up in a LOT of my pics? Lucky you, Ty :))
Ebby Lee loves her some Brynn so she was SO excited Brynn was there. I was busy coaching Nixon down the aisle...so I couldn't take any pics of him practicing. Let me say...ALL day Friday Tab and I talked about how Nixon acted like he didn't feel that well and he was a little warm. (Remember this...it's important later.) But...we didn't want to worry anyone or make it a big deal.
After rehearsal, we walked two blocks to the rehearsal dinner at this tea room down town.
Nixon pretending to be like Ty.
The Slaughter 5
Big girls got to sit together
All the guys in attendance...except James. I'm sure he was too busy.
Right before this pic, they announced there were tornado warnings for Bolivar so we should all dismiss before the weather got too bad. We were all staying in a hotel so we decided to head to my aunt's house and wait it out in her basement. Yikes! I tried to keep it under control, but I was so nervous. I lead the ladies into the closet and we waited safely for it to pass!
This is everyone BEFORE the tornado sirens went off.
Beautiful bride, Tarah, with Bowen
So glad Friday night ended up being thunderstorms ONLY!
Wedding Day!!! The bride, groom, flower girl, and ring bearer...Nixon's doing pretty good right now.
Then this happened:
He did NOT feel good! He couldn't take it any longer. Bless his heart. I had to wake him up at 1:45 because the wedding was starting!!
Handsome B in his wedding attire.
Tori, Tarah's sister, looked so cute.
Next up...Ellie & Nix
He couldn't do it...it was no ring bearer or Tab goes too. So...Tab opted for no ring bearer. :(
I felt so bad, (Sorry Tarah & James!!) but I knew he didn't feel good. He had fever and had been so good ALL weekend.
Camden arrived!! Jared and Kelly were driving over late Friday night and were going to hit the storm head on so they stopped a couple hours out. They met us at the wedding Saturday. At the reception, Nixon perked up a bit. Maybe because there was ice cream?? It was such a cute reception with all of my favorites...snacky foods, ice cream, AND the best wedding cake!
My table...Whit, Linz, Ebby Lee, Jared, and Paxton
The grandparents with ALL the grandkids
...With the props
Nixon, Ebby Lee, and Camden being silly
A pic of the entire crew
My brother and his sweet family
Our party of 5 :)
My mom and her two sisters...so much fun!
After the wedding festivities, my aunt and uncle had a bbq dinner for all the family. The weather was PERFECT!! It was so much fun. We played wiffleball. The kiddos ran around and "explored" the back yard. It was a great night!
Watching the big kids play
I'm not sure Bowen got enough attention this weekend. :) ha! Tori and Morgan took care of that.
Me & Ebby Lee
Uncle Tim even built a fire because it got chilly.
We left the next morning to go to my mom's house for a few days. On the way home, we stopped at an Urgent Care to get Nix checked out and the poor guy had an ear infection (and the doctor thought maybe a virus on top of that). Poor Guy!! He never complained once about his ear hurting. Crazy!! But...Monday morning he woke up feeling SO much better. Other than my ring bearer skipping out on his job, it was a beautiful wedding, gorgeous bride, best cake ever, and lots of fun time with the family. :)
Congrats Tarah and James!!!