|the ceremony in the distance....but we will get to that later!|
Some of us arrived in Beautiful Boulder on Thursday. (The bride got there at the beginning of the week, lucky girl!) We had work to do! Planning a wedding remotely takes a leap of faith... and the internet and maybe a phone. The leap of faith is the hardest part. I wanted to see where everything was going to take place and check out all of the venues. We rented a house one block from the reception venue and one block off Pearl St.. Who knew it would be such a stroke of genius to be in that location? Like I said, faith and the internet. The house was beautiful and a perfect fit for our needs. We only exceeded their capacity by 20 or 30 people, but don't let them know that! We were all very well behaved!
Like I said, Thursday was spent taking care of business! We waited with great anticipation for the guests to begin arriving. TJ had a major weather delay on his flight over because of rain in Houston! Go figure! No rain in 5 months and then it rains when TJ's flight is scheduled to leave town, of course. He finally made it to Boulder along with Rachel, Matt and the grandsons. The house was full and things were falling into place.
The grandsons were part of the house party. Did I ever mention that they wake up entirely too early for me? Well, 5:30 is still too early to be awake for me, but not for them....so their parents had to do their best to entertain the boys in the wee hours of the morning on Friday. When the hour was a little more humane, we took the boys out on Pearl St. for a little outside play time, it was a great idea. Climbing on boulders in Boulder is a lot of fun!
I love waking up at 5:30!
Kelly in front of the tea house
|Our table is ready!|
|Repeat after me....."I do"|
|Katie the chef and her trusty assistant|
|The porch was a great place to hang out!|
The house was also a good place to hang out!
|There was toasting by Michael's youngest sister....and others! Cheers!|
|All 7 Mahoney siblings were there....this is the best picture I could get of them together that night...|
getting Mahoneys to be still and all look in one direction is kind of like hearding cats, see?
After the dinner was finished, the toasts were given and the family pictues were taken, we all called it a night! It was a great party and the BIG DAY was finally one sleep away!