Thursday, May 06, 2010

A Steece Wedding Weekend! WOO HOO!

First things first...this man is a SUPER-Papa!!!!

My dad watched the quads all by himself from Thursday evening to Saturday morning! (Not to mention- he was sick and the kids were sick!) Just think about that for a second...4- almost 3 year olds, and one old Papa- all by himself! Talk about a strong and brave man! I was nervous about leaving---not about the kids, but for Dad's mental well-being. These kids are TOUGH! But he did such a great job. Dad is always there in a heartbeat if we ever need help. Aunt Ashley and Cousin Carter came over to play on Friday and Mom made it out on Saturday morning. We are just SOOOOOOO thankful for all your help and love you all so much. Don't know what we would do without you guys.


So we had a WOOOOONDERFUL weekend, celebrating the marriage of my brother-in-law, Dan, to his beautiful bride, Dani! It started with a 9 hour drive from our house to the wedding festivities.

ROAD TRIP! WOO HOO! Ed and Jess came along for the ride...

On our way down south, we broke up the trip and spent the night in Austin. CHILD-free and CARE-free! ;) YIPPIEEEEE!

After a long, early morning drive, we finally arrived at Chachalaca! This place was amazing!!!

Just arrived and hugging on family and friends that we hadn't seen in a while! (Jess, me, Nance, Kate, Beth, Meg)

The kids are never too far from my mind...saw these 4 birds down by the water and immediately thought of my little flock back home...probably driving their Papa bonkers! ;)

We had the rehearsal dinner at Chachalaca and it was perfect! (not to mention- the food was amazing!)

How cute are Ed and Jess? LOVE them.

Joe's Minnesoooootah fam! Don't get to see them enough! Brad (Kate's bro), Meg, Ryan, Beth, and Pete

So glad that Paul's brother, Steve (on the right), made it all the way from Illinois! Such a sweetheart---I loved watching these two Steece boys playing together all weekend.

Me and the guys (Ed, Dan- the Groom, and Joe)

Adorable Dani (the bride) and her cute cowboy boots catching up with sweet Nancy (who traveled from California!)

Meg, Kate, Jess, and Nancy

Me and Molly

Jason, Joe, and Riley

Took some pre-wedding pics the next day...look at these handsome Steece men! Ed, Joe, Dan, and Dids

Me and my best man ;)

The "Suz Hair Salon" was in full service---had SO much fun doing Kate and Jess's hair for the wedding!

The Dudes

The Steece Fam (excited about Dani joining us!!!) Ed, Paul, Kate, Dan, me, Joe

Great ceremony and on to the *FUN*!!! First Dances:

The beautiful bride and groom with Beth, Meg, Brad, Ryan, and Pete

Ed and Jess

Jason, Molly, Dan, me, and Joe

Ed and Joe---cracking up because Ed was mistaken for Dan about 50 different times over the wedding weekend.

Me, Riles, and Molly

Tracys and Steeces

Crazy cousins!

Steve and Dids

Joe, Suz, Ed, Jess


We didn't have at all ;)

Dani Steece---my new sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dan and Dani---I am SO proud to be your sister. Dan, you welcomed me into your family with open arms and I couldn't have asked for a better brother-in-law (you AND Ed). I love you so much..SO SO MUCH. Dani, girlfriend, welcome to the Steeces!!! I'm BEYOND excited to have another partner in crime. ;) tee hee.

The love you have for each other is absolutely beautiful...the love you have for your family is truly touching...and the love you have shown to our children has been a pure joy to experience. Thank you for letting us be a part of your day and your lives. May God pour His richest blessings upon you and your new life together!

We cannot wait to make years and years of memories with you guys! :)

Love you,

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Marianne said...

What a beautiful post! Looks like y'all had a blast! They (or really, every couple pictured) make a beautiful pair!

1. LOVE the new 'do.
2. Where is the multi-colored maxi dress from?
3. Where is the black dress you wore to the wedding from? I love them both!!!

Did Papa survive the wee ones or has he put in a request for a month's long vacation ;)

Elyse said...

What fun! Congrats to Dan and Dani! What a beautiful wedding!

cat said...

Wow, your dad is one amazing man. Glad you had such a great time.

Nicole said...

Awesome pics!! If you don't mind me asking, where did you get your dress? Am on the hunt....

Stephanie said...

Holy cow..your dad is amazing!!
All the pictures looked so beautiful and you all obviously had a BLAST!!
Girl, I dont even know them and I amlost teared up reading that last part!
Such a lucky and beautiful family!!!

Jess said...

What a beautiful couple and family!!!

It looks like you had a weekend full of love and fun!

Unknown said...

wow! SUPER Grandpa!!!

Looks like an awesome weekend and wedding! what fun! We get our first childless night next weekend for a wedding also! SOOo looking forward to it!!!

PS...Happy Birthday this weekend, too! I remember your bday is right around mine (reminded on facebook)

Elizabeth said...

Looks like you everyone had a wonderful time at the wedding!
Love you!

The Cochran Crew said...

Love the pics! Love you!!!

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