On Thursday evening around 7pm we left Sacramento and started driving to Newport. A long 8 hour drive...that was scheduled to end around 2am...did not actually end until about 3:30am. We got a little lost right at the very end of the drive and frustratingly made it to the house to get a few hours of shut eye before the family was up and about to start their Friday. Friday morning Tadd, Nick and Kirk had to head to the rehearsal in Temecula (2 hour drive) and then back. The rest of the family got to lounge around, go running, eat breakfast and hang out for the morning. Here are a few pics of the morning.
Kirk and Tyler on the Harbor Cruise for the rehearsal dinner
Nick and Sienna walking around Newport Pier while we were getting hamburgers for lunch.
Brittny and her fiance Phil outside of the house we stayed at.
Zaida...who is such a peanut and so stinkin cute!
Sienna, Zaida's older sister being cute!
More photos from the Harbor Cruise that we were able to go on for the rehearsal dinner. Tadd was going to be an usher and of course we are all on the Barnett side of the family so we got to enjoy the yacht ride and yummy food and good company.
Tadd and I on the Harbor Cruise.
Tara and her now husband Russ thanking everyone for coming that night!
Phil, Britt and Sharon relaxing inside the yacht.
Tadd and Russ enjoying lasagna, pasta salad and garlic bread for dinner.
Tadd and (the bride/half sister) Tara
Once Friday ended and Saturday arrived, we planned our day around the wedding because we had to get 9 adults showered and ready as well as two kids with two bathrooms. We hung out most of the day, walked around the pier, the beach, but mostly just relaxed before getting ready for the wedding around 2pm. We had to leave relatively early since it was about 90 minutes away. We headed out around 1:45pm and arrived at 3:30pm so that Tadd and Nick could perform their duties as Ushers. We got front row seats to the ceremony...here are a few pics...
More pics from the wedding...
Sunday morning we were able to go on a quick run and then have Jill come visit since she lives in SD just about 90 minutes away. We were able to walk along the beach to the pier and grab lunch and then walk back and head home. It was short and sweet to see her. Phil and Brittny also joined us which was nice so that we could get to know Phil and spend time with Brittny. We will be heading to Laguna in about two months for their wedding. We are excited to see the family again then!