Sunday, April 5, 2009
ok.... so we went to north carolina for 2 reasons: 1. to go to the wedding of my son-in-law's brother and 2. to visit with my mother and sister and her family there. it was nice that we were able to do both in the same trip. i left on monday march 23 and returned on saturday april 4. mandy and matt and the grandbabies also went there on the 23rd. i got to spend monday-thursday there with them and my mom and sister's family in franklin, which is where they live. my dad was born and raised there so it's always a little blast from the past when i go there. steve and emily came on thursday. friday was the rehearsal dinner in ashville, which is a little over an hour from franklin. saturday night was the wedding in ashville also at the biltmore estate. i don't know if any of you have heard of it, but it is a huge, gorgeous mansion built by the vanderbilt family. they don't live there anymore. they have tours of it now. it is the largest single family residence in the united states. the father of the bride is the business manager at the biltmore. the wedding was beautiful and we had a great time. our son-in-law was the best man and oliver, our grandson, was a daisy dude (or some name like that) and he threw flower petals along the path of the bride. he was adorable in his black vest, pants, and tie! steve, emily, and mandy, matt, and the grandbabies left on sunday. i just hung out with my family for the rest of the week.