Monday, September 1, 2014

A Great Weekend


We returned last night from our whirlwind trip to Minnesota for my husband's nephew's wedding.  Ah young love, isn't it so special?


The gorgeous couple, dancing their first dance as husband and wife.  They are gorgeous inside and out.  We adore them both so much.  I promised myself I would not cry, but when the groom saw his wife to be he wiped a few tears from his eyes, boy that got us all started.


  The morning after the big event the lovely couple made themselves available at the hotel to talk to everyone before they left.  They are rock, solid young people.....oh I could cry just looking at them.   They spent a lot of time with Little Buddy, and that just warms my heart.


Little Buddy had the time of his life.  At the hotel they had automatic doors!!!!!  Oh my goodness he walked through these doors and back again about 50,000 times on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday morning before our flight back home.  He was in HEAVEN!!!!!!  Who needs an amusement park when you have automatic doors?  I hope you can see this video as it is the first one I have ever loaded on my blog.  Shot with my phone, actually all these pictures were.


He went swimming in the hotel pool with his Aunt Barb on Saturday morning.  We tried to tire him out so he would get a good nap in before the wedding.


He walked in and out of those doors  a hundred times with his Aunt Deanna, they had a great time together.

At the wedding he walked all over the beautiful golf club where the service and reception were held.  When I asked him what he liked to do at the wedding he replied, " a walk a walker outside on the grass." And he did that a lot.  But I actually think the best was dancing, this boy loves music.  He dances in the car in his car seat and he can really move those arms while I hold him on my hip.  His face started to crumble after each song was over.  Finally later into the evening we had a slow song or two, he held on tight, put his head on my shoulder and almost fell asleep.  Then he reached for his Dad and stayed there until we left.  He was the life of the party.  I had better watch out when he is ready to go to college...........

Our flight was long, and delayed for quite a while at the airport, but he did manage 45 minutes of napping on my lap, isn't that the cutest picture ever?

Thank you Minneapolis for beautiful weather, cooler temps, gorgeous flowers, and fun with family.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Sorry that video isn't going to work, but you can get an idea of Little Buddy walking through those doors just from the bit it shows.

46 comments:

millefeuilles said...

I'm so glad you had such a heartwarming time with your family, Meredith! That little boy of yours just keeps getting more and more adorable!

Stephanie

Pammy Sue said...

That last picture is so sweet! I can imagine how you felt inside while looking at him. ♥♥♥

That's a good-looking couple! Best wishes for a long and happy marriage.

Teresa Kasner said...

What a neat trip for you and your guys! That young couple just look like wonderful people. Bravo and congrats to them. LB looks like he was the life of the party and good for him that he napped on the plane ride home. What a nice time! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Nana Go-Go said...

I could watch that Little Guy all day! Love his Thomas the Tank Engine t-shirt! My two used to absolutely love Thomas. Lovely post, Meredith. I LOVE weddings.Thanks for sharing. xxx

Christina said...

Oh wow, what a weekend you all had! Little buddy looks like he's had the time of his life. I would just love to meet him and experience his bubbly happiness. Mine are loosing that young child cuteness fast :( Cx

kathy b said...

THey look like an amazing couple! Lil Buddy is the best. So glad he caught forty winks. Minnesota rocks, I love that state. My sis Michelle lives in St. paul area.

Happy labor Day..you are a hard worker at home and at therapy

Shirley said...

It may have been a hurried trip, but the looks of the bride and groom, plus the little guys face makes it all worth while. He is so precious and growing so very fast. I wasn't ready for the kids to be back in school, but they are. Take care. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

CJ said...

Oh that dear little man, how sweet he is. I love the picture of him asleep, he must have been shattered. The bride and groom sound delightful, I'm wishing them much happiness. This was such a lovely post Meredith, I can feel the happiness. CJ xx

linda said...

What a lovely couple they look so good together, I'm so glad little buddy had such a great time walking through those doors he looks like a sweet little angel fast asleep on your lap.

Ingrid K. said...

Hello Meredith,

What a lovely weekend you had, I'm so glad! A wedding is always a special occasion, what nice photos you took! Haha, little Buddy and the automatic doors, how brilliant! :) It's great that he loves music and dancing, oh, and I so love that last photo of him napping on your lap. What a sweetie!!!
Enjoy your week ahead!
Hugs, Ingrid xx
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Gracie Saylor said...

So glad you had a good trip, Meredith! :-) I love all you photos and watching LB enjoy his automatic doors in the little movie you posted! Best wishes to your nephew and niece for a long and happy marriage! xx

HollyM said...

I've had the joy of attending a few family weddings. They are so special. They seem like a wonderful couple. And little buddy looks to have had the time of his life. He just beams.
How see the is in that last picture.

RedSetter said...

How heart meltingly lovely. I am so glad you had a great time at the wedding and Little Buddy is such a star.

Hope you had your nice new foundation on....!

Pradeepa said...

Congratulations to the young couple. Glad you had a wonderful weekend with family. Little Buddy looks charming as ever. Love that video of his walking towards the doors.

Karen said...

LB is so precious indeed. I love seeing pictures of him, he has so much joy, they always make me smile. I'm glad you had a nice weekend, Meredith.

soleillucie said...

Have a nice week! Vive les mariés!
Lucie

Susanne Tyree said...

How nice that your time with family during this wedding was a good visit. The bride and groom look very happy and they make a beautiful couple. The video of your little Buddy played just fine on my pc. He sure looks lively and found some fun in those automatic doors. At that age it doesn't take a whole lot to entertain someone that age. I find the same thing with our little H. One day I got a piece of bubble gum and spent over an hour entertaining him just by blowing bubbles. He wanted more but my jaws just couldn't take it any more, lol. Looks like he got wore out by the end of the day, so much excitement.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Lynne said...

Looks like a super weekend Meredith!
There's nothing like a wedding to reconnect with the family. I love the picture with Little Buddy and the Newlyweds. Precious!

Babajeza said...

Quite a program. I'm happy to hear you all had a lot of fun. Hugs, Regula

Kris said...

He melts me too Meredith! I think he is luckiest boy!!!! Beautiful, and so lucky to have you for his Mommy. Looked like a lovely little getaway! The young couple is so handsome together!
XO Kris

Teresa said...

Congratuations to the new couple! They look great together. So happy. It is so nice that they spent time with all the guests the next morning. Very caring couple. You can just see the joy on LB's face when he was going up to the door. That last pictures is beautiful!

Yarn ism said...

Hi Meredith, what a lovely weekend you had...I just can't get my eyes off Little Buddy, all his pics are so adorable..I enjoyed walking through the doors along with LB..

Love,
Sabrina

Linda Gilbert said...

That's a great post Meredith. What a lovely visit. It us so inspiring to see Buddy making such wonderful progress x

mamasmercantile said...

That little man just melts your heart, adorable pictures. The first dance was a dream, they looked beautiful...young and in love which is what its all about.

Gillian said...

Isn't it lovely when they just fall asleep? Glad you had such a good time at the wedding. They look like a really nice couple.

Dee said...

That boy has the sweetest smile. It just melts your heart.

I always loved when Stephen fell asleep while we were holding him. That's the best "parent feeling" in the world. That's a level of trust and love you'll get no where else.

I think because you have two bigger boys, you know just how special and fleeting those times are. :-)

Betsy said...

What a wonderful fun filled weekend you had. My goodness a lot was packed I to those few days! The pictures of your little guy just melt my heart. I can imagine the fun he had with those automatic doors-as fun as a trip to Disneyland! Your family all look like such loving and caring people who have embraced him with their entire hearts. Including the beautiful bride and groom.
Blessings,
Betsy

Jennifer said...

Aww, he's such a sweet little boy. It's so nice to see the way your whole family has taken him right into their hearts. I'm glad the wedding was good, they look like a very nice young couple and I wish them all the best.

Carla from The River said...

A true blessing of a weekend. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing. It makes me smile of all the love going around!
Carla

kristieinbc said...

I'm so glad your weekend away was such a wonderful time. It's no surprise that Little Buddy stole the show. :-)

Vera said...

What a beautiful picture of LIttle Buddy Meredith. Looks like everyone had a fabulous time. So glad the trip went smoothly for all of you.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Precious, priceless and heartwarming is all I can say to this beautiful post Meredith. Such a lovely couple, I wish them all the best, it gives you faith in our younger generations❤️
xoRobin

Amy at love made my home said...

Buddy sure doesn't hang around does he!! He goes so quickly. What a beautiful bride and groom. I hope that they have a wonderful, long and happy marriage. xx

elns said...

Such a lovely young couple! It's nice to know they are just as good on the inside as the out. I love that photo of LB sleeping in your lap. Nothing sweeter. I love that he likes music AND dancing so much! I had a nice little vision of him doing some car seat boogying. :)

Annie Cholewa (aka knitsofacto) said...

That is one cheeky grin the young fella has!

Helen @ Woollybluebells said...

Little Buddy looks so happy! Glad you had such a lovely weekend, it sounds like a wonderful wedding :)

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh I love young couples!! So much magic in their photo!!! Glad you all had a lovely trip and Little Buddy looks like he had the time of his life!! What a doll!!! Happy week to you pal! Nicole xo

moonstruckcreations said...

LB looks in his element! What a fabulous time you had, I think I would have had tears in my eyes too.

Helenxx

EMMA said...

Goodness me - Little Buddy sounds like he's got an endless supply of energy, how do you keep up with him!

Judy S. said...

What fun photos of what looks like a fabulous weekend. LB sure looks like he had a blast! I'll bet he keeps you hopping! Congrats to your nephew and his new wife, too.

Willow said...

There is so much adorableness in this post I think I am going to overdose on cuteness! I could see the video :)

Anita said...

Super gorgeous pics!!! Had to laugh about Buddy going through those doors millions of times....typical boy. lol Congrats to the newly weds. It's pretty cute knowing what a great adventure married life is and that they're about to start theirs.
Cheers, Anita.

Astri Bowlin said...

The video worked! and it is so cute. He is the most adorable little guy ever. Glad you had a good time at the wedding.

Hannapat said...

It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time at this wedding and surrounded by beautiful people and family. It also sounds like the very gorgeous little Buddy had a ball and yes it made me giggle about the doors as little E was the same one year, funny how these simple things can be so amusing. We often say that they would be happier playing with the boxes the things come in than the actual toys, well maybe not so much these days! Love the cute video xoxo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my goodness, Little B looks so happy. And what a lovely couple. So glad to hear you had a great trip. The video clip works -- I can tell he is having fun and wants to go again and again. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Toni said...

Okay--the picture of Little Buddy with the happy couple might be the cutest picture EVER!!!!