Labor Day Weekend 2013

My good friend Will married the love of his life this past Saturday, and Connor was my travel buddy as we made our way to California to attend the wedding but to also spend some quality time with friends and family.

Now it was no random selection for Connor coming with me, as opposed to Riley. Although both do well on the plane, Riley is now at an age where she tells me when she's had enough. So I picked the non-speaking, easily cuddling baby and Connor proved my choice to be a good one. He did so well on both flights, I was so proud every time someone complimented on how good my baby was (although I am truly aware it was all luck!)

We stayed with the Lam family, and I just loved how much Connor loved his cousins. All Aidan and Brooke had to do was walk into the room and Connor would immediately start giggling:

Connor got to spend some time with his great grandma, which was so special:

Will and Nancy tied the knot in a beautiful outdoor venue, followed by an elegant reception at The Villa in Westminster. My heart was filled with so much joy seeing how completely happy Will was that night. I am so thankful to have witness what was without a doubt the best day of his life:

I got to catch up with some of my long time friends, some that I've known for over 20 years!

It was a great trip, but we certainly missed Eric and Riley, who were at home also having a fun weekend. I am thankful for a husband who I completely trust with our children-- not having to worry about how things are going while I am away.

It was a great weekend, and as always, I miss California so much already.

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