In mid-April, we had the pleasure of hosting our good friends, James and Beth during their visit to DC. We had such a great time touring and we made many wonderful memories in the process!
The Washington Monument never gets old...
Inside the Library of Congress...incredible!
Outside of the Supreme Court...Beth was so excited!
Oh hey there Obama, mind if we hang out on your lawn?!
View from the top of the Newseum...a must-see in DC!
Part of the Berlin Wall inside the Newseum
The weekend of April 21, I had the privilege of traveling to Mississippi for my dear friend Leesa Marie's wedding. It was so special to be there with her and see her marry her best friend, Jackson! I had never been to Mississippi, and the entire experience was incredible...Southern hospitality to a "T"!
Our home for the weekend!
The beautiful bride and I at the rehearsal dinner
Leesa Marie and Jackson, simply glowing!
Leesa Marie wore her mother's wedding dress...it was so beautiful!
One of the reception food tables
The incredibly delicious cake!
I helped pass out "oaks lily" drinks to guests when they arrived at the Banks House for the reception.
Friends from the Kanakuk Institute: Sarah & Caroline
My super-creative friend Ngoc helped me make this cute wedding gift for Leesa Marie using one of her and Jackson's favorite songs :)
The following weekend, Tim and I visited Kansas to see family and friends and attend the 5th annual Sabethapalooza celebration at my parent's house! I'm very thankful to my parents and brother for putting it all together! This event has become a tradition, as our college friends come from all over the country for a big reunion!
Yes, it's a donkey
New event this year: 2-man saw race!
Best friend Kristin came all the way from Illinois
3 of my 5 bridesmaids!
Tyse & Tim!
The rodeo announcers
And the clown/bull-fighter, of course!
My husband stayed on for 8 seconds!
The crowd anxiously watching :)
Happy 30th Birthday, Erik!
The next morning: we are sleepy, smoky-smelling, but so happy to all be together!
My mom surprised Tim & I with cupcakes to celebrate our 1-year engagement anniversary!
She's the best!