Last weekend I went to Utah for my cousin's wedding. This was my first trip out of town since the frantic, hectic, tiring, and somewhat stressful (not to mention the drama) Christmas season at Deseret Book. Needless to say (I hate that prefix simply because if it's really "Needless to say" why say it? That's beside the point) I was seriously in need of a break. So I was actually more excited about the getaway than I was about the wedding. But it turned out to be a good time even with the wedding. ha!
We drove down Friday morning. Gigi was a good girl even though she was suffering from stomach problems. She kept entertained watching Snow White and sleeping on the trip down to Utah. I was happy as a clam because I just read most of the way and never looked at the road. It's amazing how un-stressful it is to be the passenger.
On the way down we ate at a diner in Flying J. It was really questionable but I told myself not to be a pain. The sandwich was pretty good that I had there but I kept checking to make sure the chicken was all the way cooked and such. Yeah, it was that kind of establishment.
Once we got to the hotel we got settled in and then did a quick shop at Target. Then we went to my Uncle Brian's house. I got to see Ashley, Brian's son and my cousin, whom I have not seen in at least five years. He is in the Navy and is now back in Utah as a recruiter. I've always been really impressed by Ashley and have looked up to him for most of my life (not because he's taller than me. He really isn't much taller than me). So it was really good to see him again. I hardly get to spend a whole lot of time with Brian and his family. They are an awesome bunch.
That night we had a big dinner at a Mexican restaurant. It was really good food. I was slightly worried when we got to the hotel because we were just going to go to bed. Spicy food then immediate bedtime? Never a good idea. So I passed about an hour or so just reading until I figured it was safe to sleep. (I'm weird, I know).
The next day was the wedding day, but the wedding wasn't until 3PM. We killed time by going to Cabela's and Costco.
The wedding ceremony and reception were both at a country club where Hilary works. It was a really nice place, certainly one of the nicer places I've been in a long time and I think it was mostly because of the formality of it all. I thought that was interesting because Hilary and Tom and the rest of the family/friends were very informal about the whole thing.
Hilary looked great. She looked very happy. I also got to see Hilary's mom, Brian's ex-wife, Tracy. She also looks really good and seems to be happy. I had seen her a few years ago when I randomly stopped by her house when I was in St. George. Good times. My dad did married the couple and did a really good job.
I took some pictures of the wedding. We stayed for about an hour of the reception and then hit the road, heading back to Idaho. It was too dark for me to read on the way back home so I ended up watching The Neverending Story which I haven't seen in ages. That's a great flick.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the wedding.
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Hilary Nunnelly!
Aunt Tracy with her sons Ashley (left) and Reggie (right).
The whole crew.
CONGRATULATIONS TOM & HILARY!
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