Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Home Sweet Home

The only thing sweet really about being home was seeing Deuce~ We had such a wonderful vacation and now I am suffering from post vacation blues! We got to see both our families and it was such a great time both in Fargo, ND and in Bayfield,WI.
We even had a great time doing the drive inbetween the two cities because we got to spend it with Mikaela!

Part 1 of our vacation...FARGO!

Brooklyn traveled well. We weren't the family with the screaming child that everyone dreads to sit next to on the plane! She pretty much slept the whole time....

Here she is on her first airplane ride!

We totted her around the airport in a Baby Bjorn....Thanks Miss Amaya! Brooklyn loved it!

Just for you Melonie...I snuck a picture of Brett even getting good use from it...

What a good Multi-tasker my hubbie is!

We started our vacation in Fargo.... Brooklyn finally got to meet her Stephenson side of the family! She just loved her cousins!



Michael was soo good to share his Moose and Monkey with Brooklyn, which she took a great liking too....


Auntie Rhonda and Auntie Mikaela were so sweet to throw a Baby Shower for Brooklyn.

It was a diaper shower and Brooklyn was blessed to have such wonderful presents from everyone. Her toosh thanks everyone!!!!
Here's everyone from the shower.....

Brooklyn got to meet so many people and I even got to see some people that I have never met before. It was sooo nice to finally put faces to the names! We had a wonderful time....thanks again to Rhonda and Mikaela and to everyone that came.

No trip to Fargo is ever complete without Video Games...


and now Chuck E Cheese!





Here's Brooklyn talking with Grandpa Mike about getting big enough so she can play Skee Ball too....

We even got to take in a baseball game while we were there...Here's Michael scoring a run....

He's gonna make millions one day playing ball! Make Uncle Brett proud!!!

We also got to head out to the lake to see Brooklyn's Great Uncle Jan and Great Aunt Linda...




Brooklyn got to have her first boat ride.


Safety First with the lil ones!!!!

These are just some more pictures of Brooklyn enjoying her time with
Grandpa Mike....

Uncle Jamey and Daddy...

Auntie Mikaela....

Auntie Rhonda and Marcus...

And more of Auntie Mikaela and her Cousins Marcus and Michael...



Part 2- Bayfield

After spending time in Fargo we headed straight east to a small lil town in Wisconsin called Bayfield for my Brother's Wedding. Bayfield is such a beautiful town nestled along side Lake Superior.

We spent a few days there visiting with family and enjoying the town. Everywhere we walked and went we saw someone we knew that was there for the wedding. Of course we couldn't miss the red scooter and big helmet (Andro) driving thru the streets....

Here's Uncle Andro holding Brooklyn for the 1st time...I think it might even be the 1st time for him to even hold a baby...


Then Brooklyn started squirming so here's the hand-off too Auntie Rachelle. AKA Auntie Rey-Rey

Okay, all better now!


On Saturday, July 19th Andro and Rachelle tied the knot! They had a beautiful ceremony and a great reception. Everything was wonderful and despite a couple raindrops it was just perfect! Rachelle, I must say I am very impressed that you kept very cool and collected that afternoon! You called the shots an stayed ultra calm throughout it all!

First Kiss as Mr. and Mrs. Andro Dio

The Bridal Party

Waiting for directions on what to do next...burr it was a tad chilly

The Groom and me with our Handsome Cousins Angelo and Francis...

More Good looking cousins of ours Jed Jay and Ria... why you soo red Jay?

Brooklyn enjoying her first dance with Grandma

Grandma, Mommy and Baby

Peace! To the newlyweds!

Auntie Mikaela and Daddy...

And by far my favorite picture from our trip...
How Many Grandma's does it take to change Brooklyn's Diaper?

Apparently 3! And no worries, the picture was taken after the dinner so we weren't contaminating anyone's dining spot!


Congrats again to Andro and Rachelle!


What a beautiful wedding for such a beautiful couple!!!!!

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What great pics! Sounds like a great time! I will be doing the same thing in August for Jake's cousin's wedding. I'm going to fly a week earlier by myself to spend time with my family. Any other tips besides the baby bjorn? :)

Nichole said...

O h wow! ANDRO's married! LOl they look so happy! Thanks for sharing the pic of the 3 grandmas! me and mom giggled at that! you guys are truly blessed!