After the wedding there was a fabulous luncheon at the Maddox Lodge with some of the best rolls you have ever tasted in your lifetime -- I promise. While everyone was eating their meal there was an open microphone so guests could go up and share their feelings. After the salad, I got up to say something and was so moved that I broked into song:
The kids had a great time dancing to the music. Katie just LOVED Coco's pretty wedding dress. In fact, shortly after we returned home I heard her telling one of her little friends, "When I grow up I'm going to be a wedding dress." I think I know what she really meant.
This was the final wind-down day for our big vacation, as we spent the evening saying goodbyes and packing up for the big drive. The next morning we were up early and on our way. However, nobody wakes up as early as my uncle DTA. He was in the front lobby of the hotel with his shirt and tie, ready to pounce on us and wish us a safe journey.
It was a LOOOOONG drive that day. However, having cousin Beez along made it way more fun for the kids. We stopped at McDonald's for lunch and they all got a Smurf toy. I couldn't believe how much entertainment they got out of those little toys. Hours and hours of fun.
What a great trip it has been. What a great family.