We took our last trip up to Duluth end of September for our nanny's wedding. Well she's not our nanny anymore but we have known her since Isaac was 3 months old and have loved having her in our life as our family has grown and grown. She was even here the night Thomas was born :-)
We drove up Friday evening and arrived late, but our room was right off the pool, LITERALLY. The main door came in off the hallway then there was a door on the other side of our suite that led right to where Isaac is standing. Since everyone had napped on the way up and there was loud noise from the pool there was no way we were getting them to sleep early so we went for a late night swim. Well it was about 8 or 9. I think the pool closed at 10 and then there was and adult only swim time from 10-11. Anyway it was a blessing and a curse being right there. Good thing was it was easy to get to the pool and not a long walk like other times we're at a hotel, so that was a plus. Emily stopped in to say hi to everyone. Most everyone in the pool was there for her wedding the next day.
Saturday morning we got up and had breakfast at the hotel then walked around Duluth. It was raining... which is the theme to all the LAST things we'll be doing. Hey, I'm telling you it was God crying with us. Not that he was super sad but I took it more as his blessing that it's okay to be sad and we are moving on in our adventure in life.
It really was a pretty crummy day. Up to this point it wasn't really raining on us hard so we took a walk out to the light house.
On the walk back in from the lighthouse it did start to rain. Then start to pour so we rushed as fast as we could over to Grandma's to have lunch. It was raining really hard when we got there.
While we waited the half-hour for a table the kids enjoyed the motorcycle ride.
We ate lunch then headed back to the hotel to get ready for the wedding. We decided to drive to the ceremony instead of taking the shuttle in hopes to get Thomas to nap in the van. He did finally nap but we had to drive and drive around and he finally fell asleep about 15 minutes before we needed to be there. Her ceremony was out at her childhood home. An attempt at a photo of the kids all dressed nicely. The rain had stopped and was holding off for the most part.
Mary no so happy... not sure why maybe tired of waiting. They did have a good time though.
It did sprinkle a little on us during the ceremony and everyone whipped out their umbrella's but it didn't last long. After that we went back to the hotel to catch the shuttle to the reception. It wasn't too far from the hotel. We got to ride a school bus which Thomas LOVED!
We found a seat and hung out
An hour or so later they announced there was a seating chart so we had to move, feeling bad the table we were at was somewhat a mess. But it was fine. The electricity went out in the entire building for a time and it was a little worrisome for people but no big deal. Eventually they restored it and the party carried on. We didn't bring Thomas's stroller and quickly realized we wish we had cuz we had no way of really containing him. Kyle ended up walking back to the hotel during the power outage, it was a 15 minute walk. I think he was back before it even came back on so he didn't miss much. The girls had fun dancing with Emily. Emma was so cute and was asking "Emily can sit with us, I'll save a seat for her" :-) Thomas also would holler for Emily every time he saw her and run up to her looking up at her with big smiling eyes. They had fun! So thankful we got to share in her special day.
The next day we had breakfast again, enjoyed some swimming and more games. They had this murder mystery game Isaac, Emma, and I played. Isaac really had fun with it. It was called Mystery Murder Mansion