One of our good family friends, Katie Jones, got married this past weekend in Wilmington, North Carolina. Katie is my dad's college roommate's daughter (if you followed that). Their family had three girls all close in age to my sister and me; my poor little brother Phillip was the oddball of the group because he was a boy (obviously) and a lot younger than the rest of us. I have so many memories of childhood vacations with the Jones, and our families always have so much fun together. Katie is the middle daughter and is in between me and my sister's age. Growing up, we always thought the Jones's were our cousins and saw them about as much as well saw our real cousins!
Saturday morning we decided to go on a walk and explore the beach area around the hotel. After our walk, we were going to try to find the Coast Guard station there because we knew it was somewhere close by. Well, we didn't plan it this way, but our walk dead-ended right into the station. I took some pictures while 4 cars full of Coast Guard guys came out the gate (embarrassing-slightly, but I didn't really care too much! I mean, hey, that could be Josh's future place of work one day!). The wedding was that evening at the Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, and it was so gorgeous! Katie looked beautiful, as always, as well as her mom and sisters. It was such a fun party and we danced until they shut us down!...not really, but we danced as long as Lila would let us! Lila loved the live band and my dad loved dancing with all of "his girls." It was sad to leave the Jones' this morning, but it always feels great to be home! I will actually see my husband again on Tuesday (hopefully), can't wait!!!
Happy girl after her bottle break