A Texas Wedding


My little cousin Callie got married! Wow does that make me feel old. And just saying that it makes me feel old makes me feel even older.

One of the great things about Callie's wedding was that it was outside of San Antonio, so we go to spend the weekend in SA eating Mexican food!!!!!! Saturday morning we left the babies with the family (man why don't we live near family???) and went on a double date to the river walk and the Alamo. My great great great great great grandfather Isaac Millsaps was an Alamo defender, so it's always cool to go in and find his name. The Alamo grounds are so beautiful and the weather was gorgeous. I can't put into words how invigorating it was to spend time walking around with family on a warm Texas day, tummies full with wonderful food and cold beer.
Know what else makes me feel old? That Birkenstocks are back in style. But guess what, I found ^^these babies^^ packed away from HIGH SCHOOL. So yep we are old and also I'm a hoarder.
 ^^This Canarian needs to eat here someday^^
Elodie got to spend time with her cousin Caden who is only 8 weeks older than her. Their personalities are very distinct; watching them interact is so entertaining.
Hang out time was the best, but of course the main event was the wedding! Have you ever seen such a picturesque setting for a wedding ceremony? From start to finish this wedding was stunning, just like the bride :) It was also probably the most "Texas" wedding I've been to... and that's saying something. There were cowboy boots, horses, wagons, hay, barns, antlers, a country band, taxidermy, and a huge spread that included chicken fried quail and venison chili rellenos. What a party!
Cousins everywhere! So many cousins. Elodie joined right into the group of girls and partied all night long. I said, Elodie these are your cousins, and she said, Mama I'm down to party!
Even though Elodie danced (and danced and danced) late into the evening, she was up early on Mother's day ready for more action. We spent the morning having a big family breakfast at Aunt Jane's. Mother's day with my mom and my girl and a lot of the women in the my family was so meaningful. I love them all and miss them so much and then to be able to be all in the same room drinking coffee and eating pound cake just made the day feel so very special.

Before heading to the airport, cousin Michael took us for a jeep ride to look at the Thomson's Gazelles and the Kudus. It was Elodie's first time riding out of a carseat and she was a little scared at first - until she saw an animal. Then she would throw herself out the window and yell MOOOOOOOOO. Hahahaha, those aren't cows baby girl!

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