let the good times roll: Herig-Wedding part 1

I’m going to cover this wedding in 3 parts.  We all know I have a hard time focusing and to be honest, I really don’t want to.  This wedding week was fab beginning to end and I want to remember it all!  So here goes with part uno:

Albuquerque International Sunport: Tuesday July 12, 2011…

The wedding we’d been anticipating for 16 months was finally upon us.  WHAT!?!?  Couldn’t believe it was finally here and we were all smiles!

Answered prayer number one:  A not full flight allowing us to bring on our car-seat and strap our baby down.  Though the plan to keep her strapped in lasted about as long as it takes to unwrap a stick of gum, we felt heard nonetheless.  Flying is not fun with our girl, Elle.  That flight was bad.  But it wasn’t until the return flight that Kurt and I committed to staying grounded for at least one full year.  It was straight crying take off to landing with plenty of thrashing and throwing along the way.  People hated us. Wouldn’t make eye contact after.  It was bad.  But I didn’t cry and I’m proud of that.

Fast forward to day 2, aka Bachelor Party in Vegas.

Ava-“Bye Dad!  Drink lots of water!” (yes she really said this, I’d probably said it about 15 times in the previous two days)

Heading out.  Ready to party. great.

Sorenson and Turri boys going off duty for 24 hours (well, it ended up being more like 30- but who’s counting?)

The before picture.  Nobody looked quite so peppy when we saw them again.  There are quite a lot of holes in our photo library regarding the Bachelor Party, but the verbal commentary has been quite amusing.  Especially trying to get 17 versions to add up!

Though we don’t know much about the happenings on the car ride we do know that somehow the father of the groom got talked into completing the “Hangover” vision by upgrading to this ↑ suite at Planet Hollywood.  We also know that only one dude ended up sleeping in those 500 square feet…

Pool time.  Mitch canon-balled into a group of young ladies.  A Herig brother swim race- butterfly no less. Couldn’t get an overwhelming majority on who won.

These pool pics are the last visuals I have been provided.  They did have fun.  They did some drinking.  That’s all I know.

While the boys were away we had some fun of our own!  Swimming.

Walking that led to shopping that that led to crying that led to ice cream cones at 10:30 am.  At Ghirardelli. And the girls weren’t the only ones who indulged.

These are my sweet cousins who swooped in to man the girls when the  ‘Hangover” Bachelor Party ran a little longer than anticipated…

My grandpa and the babies.

Elle and Joge.

Ava and cousin Oliver.

Us girls.  Roche was our lifesaver over the course of this weekend.  This particular night she was solely responsible for us finding our family BBQ.  GPS-ing is one of her many gifts.  I will also be mentioning  repeatedly how she cared for the girls day and nights throughout the wedding festivities to come.  Our Turri family was priceless in getting our Sorenson family where we needed to be, loving our girls and making us laugh through it all.

And then it was our turn.  HELLOOOOO Bachelorette!

Dang Bachelorette Party crasher.  Jk- I loved the moment for a picture with my little bro.

Lynley and her big sis (Maid of Honor) Kelsey.

Some Lyn Lovin’.

Mitch and his Mama.

My girl and I enjoying a baby free evening.  At this point though I was still hoping that Kurt had made it home from his wild night to our babies and oh so curious what went down 😉

No bachelorette evening would be complete without some ‘goodies’ .  There was lingerie, things that smelled good, things that vibrated, things that burned,things that tingled,  a candle with a tiny spoon inside (?!), some 5-hour energy drink, and much much more.  Our grandmas were there.  Our mom’s were there.  Some out of that select group were responsible for the craziest treats.  Alene’s (Lyn’s Mom) laugh in that pic is priceless!

Have you ever seen so much Bachelorette Love?  Our group of hot women just kept filing in!

Stop #2 after our 2 hour cocktail hour was the Shout House in downtown San Diego.  A dueling piano bar that offered us much more fun than we anticipated! We had reserved front row seats…

…and plenty of drinks to go around!

This lady in black was NOT from our group but another bachelorette celebrating at the next table over with her girlfriends.

The looks of sheer ‘OMG’ and shock coming from the ladies at this table are in response to the “Bachelorette Dance” that the 2 above bachelorettes put on for us.  I will not be sharing the video.  But I will say: Lyn, you’ve got some moves! 😉

In true Lyn form she smiled the night away.

We all danced and sang.

Made Lyn take shots with raunchy names.

I think that I will keep a few things that happened on our girls night under wraps… let those Bachelors sweat it out.

And that concludes Herig-Wedding part ONE! Oh and Elle learned how to get that little pointer finger up in response to our , “Elle, how old are you?”

She even made a sound that I’m just sure in her little head means ONE!

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