Monday, October 3, 2011

Ken and Yi-Hsin Got Married

Despite Anna’s runny nose and fever, we all made it to my brother’s wedding in Pennsylvania this weekend!

At first we considered hubby staying home with Anna while I attend the wedding solo, but by Friday mid-day, after some meds, she seemed to be feeling better so we packed up the car and left a little after 2pm. Thank goodness the ride was nothing eventful. She watched some baby shows and then fell asleep. Despite traffic, she made the almost 4-hour trip without any tears. Success!

Although rain is supposed to symbol good luck, I don’t think anyone complained that the weather turned out to be beautiful on the wedding day. Ken and Yi-Hsin said their vows under clear blue skies. Our little family sat in the back, just in case Anna decided the attention should be on her instead. Hubby ended up playing with her on the big grassy field while I caught bits and pieces of the ceremony. One thing that the Officiant said that stuck with me was that we should treat our spouse with the same kindness and courtesy that we do to our friends. So 100% true. Often we forget to do that and that’s something I plan to do better.

Oh, Anna and her little cousin (my cousin's daughter) were the flower girls. With both under the age of 2, there was no way that they were going to walk down the aisle while tossing petals. So the extent of their flower girl duty was to wear matching dresses and look cute. I think it was a job well done.

Dressed and ready to go. Why are her eyes red? See here.
Ken & Yi-Hsin's Wedding
Ken & Yi-Hsin's Wedding
Ken & Yi-Hsin's Wedding
Ken & Yi-Hsin's Wedding
Ken & Yi-Hsin's Wedding
Ken & Yi-Hsin's Wedding
The reception part of the wedding was all about keeping Anna under control. She was still sick and due for a nap. With a combination of taking her outside every now and then and hubs’ cell phone, we miraculously made it to the end. Although I do believe that the final group shot has Anna’s cry face in it. Haha.
Ken & Yi-Hsin's Wedding
Our family with the bride and groom.
Ken & Yi-Hsin's Wedding
My brothers and I.
Ken & Yi-Hsin's Wedding
That night we all went to the newlywed’s house, where Anna found herself a new BFF in my brother’s friend from Taiwan. The stickers saved the night!

We stopped by their house again on Sunday morning before we left for home. Anna’s new BFF rode with us back down to Virginia and it was another smooth ride. Maybe Anna is finally getting used to traveling long distance, but regardless, I am glad that we have no more road trips planned in the foreseeable future. Everything we had been looking forward to had come and gone…now it’s just waiting for Baby B’s arrival. Less than 8 weeks to go!

I still can’t quite believe that my brother is married. It is weird to see him wearing a wedding ring. I guess it is because he had always been a bachelor until he met his wife. Anyway, best wishes to the newlyweds! Anna and Baby B are waiting for cousins to play with!

See more images from the wedding here.

5 comments:

  1. Love those darling silver shoes! Looks like she had fun, even if putting on the dress created some tears. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am having trouble leaving comments here.

    Anyway, such a beautiful location for a wedding! And Anna and her "twin" flower girl look so pretty! :)

    The bride and groom look marvelous - best wishes to them in their life together!

    IntenseGuy

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations to the couple! I can't imagine what it'd be like to see my siblings get married someday. Too bizarre to even think about it. And gosh, the little flower girls look so precious in their dresses. Did the walk down the aisle at all or just played in the grass?

    ReplyDelete
  4. This occasion reminded me to make a post. Will have to do that this weekend for sure. Been sidetracked far too long.

    But yes, it was the first good road trip we've had so far with Anna. There definitely won't be another one for a while, not with two rugrats in the backseat, that'd be suicide...

    ReplyDelete
  5. @ Dorkys: Ha! Walking down the aisle? No way!

    ReplyDelete