Can you believe it!? Not only do I now own a very pretty new laptop (Dell Inspiron E1505...with all the bells and whistles as a friend put it so eloquently), but yes, folks, mark your calendars...I have started a blog! Can I tell you how excited I am!? (I'm excited).
This past weekend I traveled 955 miles to Kearney, Nebraska to see my cousin Sean get married. 14 hours in a car! By myself! Actually, the ride up wasn't bad at all, thanks to lots of music (people probably thought I was psycho, dancing in my car, but when you got Barlow Girls and the soundtrack from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, you just gotta dance). Don't worry, I also listened to ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Casting Crowns, Todd Agnew...and listen to a book on CD that my friends Josh and Lisa loaned me. T0 be honest, I think it was the excitement of getting to see family I haven't seen in 6 years and meet some family for the first time (like my Grandpa's brothers and sisters) that kept me wide-eyed and bushy tailed. I had such a wonderful time! I hope to return in September 2008 for our family reunion (never been to one of those). I've also informed my Dad that I am dragging him along, after all, it's his family. I've got a bonanza of pictures to show you. Enjoy! (And Kansas is very very flat...it's almost concave!)
Here's Uncle Scott taking a look at the VERY high water level in his new lake. He and Laurie just bought 3 acres. It rained a ton the night before (I slept through it all!). Technically he owns half the lake. I asked him, straight-faced, if he was going to put a fence up in the middle. I received a dirty look for my efforts :).
Scott and Laurie's house. Super cute, great interior (with a basement). Homey, homey, homey.
Here's the patio on the side of the house (Aaron's the dude standing...giving me a look...must run in the family). This was taken on Sunday after a BBQ (which I invited all of my great aunts and uncles too, and then called my aunt to make sure it was okay...she is so gracious!)
The rehearshal dinner was at this great bakery/coffee shop/sandwich plate. Sean and I both mistakenly took a lot of the mustard...which cleared your sinuses out really well. That's Aaron in the foreground.
Grandpa and Grandma Wallace and me...we had to be there 3 hours before the wedding for pictures. Made for some good photo oppotunities for those not in the wedding.
Jack, Grandpa, Jim, Chuck, Ruth , and Norma