We took a late flight out of Portland and didn't arrive in Las Vegas until 11:30pm. When you have a 2 year old whose attitude is determined by the amount of sleep he gets, pushing his bedtime back 2 hours was a risky move! Dominik ended up doing phenomonally and actually slept the whole week like a champ. We rolled into Overton around 12:45 am"ish" and all three of us basically crashed as soon as we got there!
The next day was the day before the wedding and "luckily" TJ's tuxedo pants were insanely tight and about five inches too short. While TJ would have probably loved to rock them at the wedding, I was not a fan. So, Friday was spent running errands all over vegas...Dominik is usually not the best car traveler for long periods of time, especially when he is in and out and in and out of his carseat. So in an attempt to avoid tantrums we just bought him a million basketballs, a basketball hoop that attached to the handle above his door, and even a basketball hat. Combine that with several sippies of juice and some chicken nuggets, and he was a perfect little child (does it make us bad parents to resort so easily to bribery?). We were able to get all of the errands done and make it back to Overton by dinner time. Tommy made dinner that night too so we definitely wanted to see that with our own eyes :)
Saturday was wedding day, and a simply beautiful day at that! The weather was perfect, the kids were all happy, and best of all...Jeremy and Meressa looked great and as happy as could be! I'm so glad that we could be apart of Jeremy and Meressas special day and welcomed the newest member to our Finlayson family. Pictures outside of the temple were just perfect. The weather and kids cooperated exteremly well and I think they got some great ones! The picture of Jeremy and Meressa with all their neices and nephews was definitely a trying time, but the kids all put on their best cheesy faces and it turned out really cute. However, leave it to Dominik to start picking his nose mid-shoot and then proceed to show his daddy the booger that he was able to extract from up there. It was hilarious and I'm pretty sure it's also in every picture. Good times...good times!!!
The day ended with a beautiful reception full of dancing, good food, and great conversation. Meressa looked simply amazing, and it was so cute to see Dominik loving up on her! He LOVES his auntie Meressa!!! We are so happy for Jeremy and Meressa and wish them the best of luck as the begin their new married life together.
The rest of the week was full of rest and relaxation; just our style! We had a barbecue at the park, ate lots of food, saw some friends in Vegas, and Mike built me some fabulous decorative pieces that TJ was super excited about (there is definitely a LOT of sarcasm with that last part).
|My new decorative wall hanging/palate!!! THANKS MIKE!!!!!!|
The flight home was bitter sweet. Dominik pretty much slept the whole time too, so that was a huge blessing! We were sad to leave family, but happy to arrive at home and get things in order before we start back up with school again. Luckily we get to see them again soon!