PA TRIP MEMORIES [Part 2]

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You can find part 1 here.

I mostly relied on my iphone to capture memories during my stay in Pennsylvania. It’s low maintenance and perfect for on the go snapshots. I do wish I would pull out my canon more often though.

I’ll just dive right into the photos:

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Lots of special times helping my little brother with his homework in the evenings…

I miss it now.

Perfect opportunity for a cup of coffee after dinner too.

Below is the proof that I made a delicious pizza dinner for my family. One was a whole wheat, cheese stuffed crust, and the other was cauliflower. (Trim Healthy Mama friendly) Both were amazing, and I don’t mind saying so.

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My husband hadn’t joined me yet, but that night was still fun. The fall weather was still lovely to enjoy eating outdoors.

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The two smallest offspring chatting. Kyler and Karissa are too cute for words.

They both bring so much happiness to my auntie heart. Their chub begs to be hugged.

They are both over the one year mark now. They grow out of the infant stage so fast!

Note, Kyler’s “dirt magnet” shirt.

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Below is a rare sibling selfie.

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More Kyler selfies!

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My sister Beth with her cargo aka her baby girl. Ha.

I only snapped a few pics of the day my mom and sister’s cleaned my engaged sister’s house.

Below is my other sister Di, with her baby.

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And the reception tent was up on Wednesday!

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Backyard pizza to feed the crowd in the evening.

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I know we have sunsets in South Carolina too, but I saw so many stunning ones in PA this time.

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Kyler selfie:

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The backyard tent scene.

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And then my best friend showed up at long last.

2 weeks and 3 days to be exact.

I love him. ❤

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Wedding prep requires all types of work: even porta pot relocation.

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These twp drove all over the place to find mums for the wedding. It was such a neat miracle how it finally all worked out.

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Below: my sister is a hot mom+ my friend. 🙂

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Two of my favorite babes. You can see some decor happening in the back.

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And finally, rehearsal. It was cold and rainy but it happened!

James’s and Lori’s rad, sound techy guy/ DJ.

Marcus did a great job!

Below: just me being comfortable in my new hair. A few weeks before the wedding, my stylist gave me a blond ombre.

New is good.

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Rare times back at Mom’s house before the crazy rush of wedding festivities.

Below: just practicing our tie tying skills. Ha

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I was so impressed by my little brother’s skills. He found a tutorial on YouTube the morning of the wedding, and the result was a smashing knot.

Below is a blurry selfie.

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Suited up! 😉

I went with my sister for her early hair appointment. 6 am came too soon, but it worked out.

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Look how adorable my nephew, Kameron is in his little outfit.

And then it happened. I’ll add that it was extremely cold and windy. Those little moments of calm and sunshine were heavenly.

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One of the giant balloons for their unity ceremony popped. A little unfortunate, but it gave everyone a laugh.

Plus, two become one, right?

The pastor said, “I don’t know which one is flat, but it works!” Ha!

Below: Husband and wife for the first time!

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I mentioned the weather appropriate menu in the previous post. Hot soups and cider hit the spot!

Below: props to my sister, Beth, for organizing and heading up all the work involved in the decor. It turned out beautifully.

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The groom with his sister and my friend.

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I had to snag this pic of the two siblings having a moment.

Weddings are always an emotional time of change and letting go for the family.

But of happiness too!

Welcome to our family, James. You are a perfect addition. 🙂

You made Lori one happy woman.

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The kind of exhausted crashing that happens after a huge event= cleanup.

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Nephews have a way of making exhaustion look cute.

The photos below perfectly sum up the Sunday after the wedding. I battled a sinus cold after being in the wind, so it was cozy sweaters, socks, blankets, leftover food, hot tea, family, and Netflix.

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Curious baby girl.

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I arranged the leftover wedding flowers into a bouquet for my mom.

Before we headed south, we stopped in at my sister’s house to say goodbye and play with the boys. The pic below is a very rare sighting of man and cat.

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Poor baby Kyler was teething and fighting a fever while we were there.

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Puppy love

Cabob and I got to take a ride on the old family four wheeler. It was the perfect way to get a good dose of colorful fall in the north.

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With Kameron.

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A little windblown maybe. 🙂

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We took Mom and my brother, Jared to Chipotle and Sweet Frog before we left too. Two favorites.

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I thought I packed light, but my shoes said otherwise. I wore every pair except my tall boots not pictured.

Tuesday, we headed to D.C. where our early anniversary vacation began.

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