Saturday, September 19, 2009

The dance was the highlight of the reception! Colleen practiced this dance with the kids about 2 or 3 times at mom and dad's pool.  I thought it was a cute idea but had no idea how really CUTE it would be.  It was hilarious.  The kids were absolutely ADORABLE and Colleen is the COOLEST AUNT EVER!!!  We have watched the video over and over and over.  I didn't realize my family was so talented!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A few shots during dinner!
 I couldn't eat much b/c I was so so nervous about giving a toast and talking into a microphone in front of 400 guests!  It turned out OK..I got thru it~ thru the tears and all.  I made the people laugh...and Colleen laugh AND cry...which was my goal!
(I didn't set out to make her cry...but you know what I mean!)
The Happy Couple!

My ADORABLE parents...they were in heaven! Loving every minute of it!
And they are so cute!  Mom looked SO pretty and Dad is one handsome man!

Mr. and Mrs. Stine are about the nicest people you can know.  I have enjoyed getting to know them.  Doug is his mom's little twin ~ cracks me up.  Colleen is lucky to have such wonderful in laws!  I know that they will take good care of her in St. Louis.

I love any picture of my mom with my boys!
Look how cute!!

I love you 2x

The Reception!
Absolutely gorgeous!  All three of us girls were lucky to have had our reception here and every time I look at the pictures I just think...WOW! What an AWESOME place!  It was also a complete and total blast...what a fun evening!

The wedding party rode on the Trolley to the reception.  The Trolley ride was fun! We got to have a few drinks and the kids got soda and snacks :) We were ALL happy campers!  We also had to make a pit stop for a FEW more pictures. 
Anything for you, CoCo

Mr. and Mrs. STINE

Doesn't he look adorable with my flowers?

Say Cheese, Kids!

Danny was in a vehicle, with no carseat, 
on mommy's lap, next to daddy, with a soda! 
 It doesn't get any better than that!
Oh wait - yes it does...suit jacket OFF!!!!!! - he was a major stinker 
about leaving that jacket on for the wedding.  
The second he was allowed...he ripped it off!
Here Comes the Bride
I didn't get any shots of the actual wedding b/c I was up front waiting for my baby sister (and of course, crying!!!)  I snagged this picture from a friend of Colleen's.  She was absolutely glowing as she was walking down the aisle.  And if you can't Dad was beaming with pride!  It was perfect.  The wedding was just lovely and everything went according to plan.  I can't wait to see the professional pictures!!  By the way...Connor and Danny might have been complete stinkers for the entire two hours before the ceremony...but with the help of my good friend, Tonya, they couldn't have been more perfect during the actual wedding.....phew!!!!!!

As Danny would say..."YOU GORGEOUS!!!"

Monday, September 14, 2009

At the Church...before the wedding
The two hours that we were at the church, before the wedding, were by far the most difficult hours of the entire weekend.  It was extremely hard to keep the boys entertained, out of trouble and happy.  I enjoyed any chance I got to escape and be with Colleen - everyone helped out with the boys...but everyone knows the MOMMY has the toughest job! and it was TIRING!

Colleen was the most beautiful bride I have ever seen...
Supermodel Magazine Bride!
She was breathtaking!

My little PUNKY!!

This is the closest we got to a family picture...
Danny just didn't feel like cooperating at this particular time.  

My Boys!!!

In the elevator going up to the bride's room.
up and down and up and down and up and down
Whatever it took to keep the boys happy :)

It's almost showtime!!!

Pretty Alli!

I wanted to  EAT THEM UP with those suits on! The shoes were a hit too!

Colleen's flowers were absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

"Goin' to the Chapel"
All the girls - well almost! We missed mom! 
Pictures before the wedding, on The Circle, were so much fun!

The gorgeous bride! Her adorable flower girl and her hot Matrons of Honor!

Katy, Kelly and Lauren

Alison, Dillia and Colleen

Maggie and Laura
The Morning Of!

TA DA...the hairdo!

And Alli's new do!

I did my hair myself and had Tig take a picture to see if I liked it...
I'm so low maintenance! Of course my high maintenance older sister got her hair done.  See below...lovely!
The Make Up

The Rehearsal Dinner
Colleen & Doug

     The rehearsal dinner was at the Skyline Club and it was gorgeous.  It was a reception of it's own.  Mrs. Stine did a fabulous job and everyone had so much fun!  This is a view of lovely downtown Indy from the Skyline Club.

This place was AWESOME! The prettiest rehearsal dinner ever! 

Mom and Dad enjoyed every minute of the night!

The adorable couple at the rehearsal.

This was taken at the church practice.  I love it! The kids were troopers...
it was a long day for them!

Connor was behaving so well at the rehearsal.  I love this shot!

Aunt CoCo and Unka Doug!!!!

Look at those handsome guys!
Connor's First Day of Kindergarten