Monday, June 09, 2008

Kotynski Wedding

Well, we have been going strong here in H-town, the center of the universe. I've been feeling this third trimester fatigue sneaking in a bit early! :) Not to mention that I'm feeling a bit on the *large* side. I'm sure some of you will remind me of this in three months when I'm impressively twice as big as I am now... but in the meantime I'm just learning to be content with the limited pants/shorts that fit me right now!

Our dear cousin, Julie, got herself hitched last week. She was such a peaceful and beautiful bride. I know a lot of you are hoping to see some pictures so here ya go!

The wedding was inside her church in the beautiful lobby. It was the first time they had a wedding there and I have a feeling it won't be the last! It was the perfect size and my friend Natalie did a beautiful job making it look impressive.

Then, the reception was more of a southern style reception. They hired a bbq company to cater and had big tents and it was very casual. Everyone just loved it. It couldn't have been more perfect.

I was a bridesmaid in the wedding and Johnny was an usher... so in order to really give Randy & Julie our full attention we decided to try and leave our kids behind. My mom was kind enough to take them at the last minute - even when Addy came down with a terrible cough and a high fever! Both kids are still recovering - they ended up with ear infections this week but I'm not complaining. They are troopers - no complaints since the original visit to the doctor!

In other news Johnny is about to go to Mexico for 9 days on a mission trip... I'm going to be bored out of my mind. Okay - well bored isn't the right word - I do have 2.5 little ones to care for... but lonely! We just set u the pool Addy got for her birthday so hopefully the weather will cooperate and allow us to spend a lot of time swimming... otherwise maybe we'll just decide to go to Knoxville again! I hardly got to see Amy & Travis or their little ones so it'd be nice to spend time with them as well as Julie & Randy and other friends... we'll see. Gas is just so dang expensive!

Most of you can keep up to date on how far along I am on my baby ticker.. but for those of you on Google reader, etc. I am about 26 weeks. So, 14 weeks to go! I don't expect to go a day early since I don't have a history of it but I am hoping I don't go too late! The kids know there is a baby in my belly and John Michael prays for it after dinner. Here is an example of how he prays, "Jesus: Mommy, Daddy, Addy, baby, Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Amen." Its too cute. :)

More soon!


Aimee said...

What great pictures!!! Everyone looked awesome! Loved the bridesmaid dresses!

Nine days is A LONG time to go without the hubby! I think the longest I've done it for is 10. I did like the time at night to myself - until I got into bed and heard all of the strange noises (that I hear even when he is home) ;) Good Luck!

Sam said...

your post made me so happy cause i´m having a homesick day and it was so good to see everyone and hear everything! love you.

amy maples said...

wow--everyone of those pictures you took are AWESOME.

ME said...

Amen to that! That picture of Shannon hugging Donnie needs to be framed! I think that is my favorite picture of them to date.

-Scott J.