Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Chicago trip

The first weekend in October found us on the road again- this time headed to Chicago for a very special event. Scott's only brother Tony, was getting married. We left Thursday morning- we set out on time :), picked up Elizabeth and headed to Omaha were we had reserved a rental car for the trip. This was probably one of the best ideas we have had. Besides getting a very good rental rate, we had a larger car, nicer car, and more fuel efficient. It was a real blessing. We had managed to secure Elizabeth's help on the trip by the idea that we could meet her good friend Ali (who lives about 2 hours from Chicago) and Elizabeth could spend the visit at the Klahns while we were in Chicago. It worked out great a was a huge blessing to have someone else to ride in the back seat with the boys. If I sat back there too long I started to go stir crazy! :)
Scott's grandparents had not seen Paul since he was 6 weeks old, and obviously not yet met Marcus, so it was wonderful to stay with them through the weekend. (Thank you so much!) Thursday night after we arrived we ate and headed out to go bowling with the family. Bowling is definitely an Anson talent and hobby. While I enjoy the sport, my wrist does not- so I chose to watch- a good call as there was some good bowlers competing and I would have been left in the dust! :) It was great to have some fun together before all the "wedding stuff".
Friday Scott took the boys and me "around town"- we stopped by the company were he used to work and ate lunch at the deli he bought his lunch at for years. It was a lot of fun to finally put a face to the people he has talked about. Of course everyone was so tickled to see him and meet me and the boys- that was a nice feeling.
Friday night was rehearsal and Saturday the wedding. It was a little hard on the boys as napping was really messed up- Paul was a wreck through the wedding, but we had a good time and were so honored to be included. Congratulations again to Tony and Lisa! It was wonderful to see all our "Illinois family" we miss you and love you!
We arrived home around 8pm Sunday night, tired and ready for home- but so glad we went. We can't wait to see family again at the holidays!
It must be an Anson thing... :)

I am not sure who is helping who..?

Scott's cousin Keith and girlfriend Laura

I think this was a discussion of how the Cubs were playing

There is a reason they call him the "Best Man" :) He is sooo handsome!

The whole wedding party

Lisa's son Jeremy- a very dashing ring bearer

We love you Grandma and Grandpa and Mama Sue!

I think Marcus was ready to eat the flowers


I love this picture Nick! You look so cool!

"Can I eat your salad Daddy?"

The new Mr. and Mrs. Tony Anson

All tired out and ready for bed- Paul loves his daddy!

Sunday morning cuddles. SO SWEET!


Aunt Elizabeth said...

Love the pictures, Lydia! Thanks for bringing me along!! I enjoyed helping with the boys, and seeing Ali!!
Marcus is SO cute in that last picture!! :)

Anonymous said...

Exciting times!!

It was fun to see the pics.


~AliisaJoy~ said...

Hi Ansons!

I love all the pictures - the boys are so cute! Thanks so much again for bringing Elizabeth with!

I saw your comment on the Ulmer's blog - I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon! Only about 10 more days!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I LOVE that picture of Marcus!!! What a little happy boy!! And the picture of you and Scott is SO good! We miss you guys!!
Hopefully we'll get a chance to see you guys before Christmas!! Can you believe its November already?? Crazy
Love you all so much,