Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Jersey Wedding..

We arrived in Hazlet around 5 am Thursday morning. Our hotel was the Mariot Courtyard, in Parsippany, New Jersey off highway 46. Check in wasn't until 3 pm, however. We stayed with family in Hazlet, which was really nice and we road tripped it to Parsippany about 1. We made check in time and I must say..

I WAS IMPRESSED. This was the cleanest hotel I have been too, EVER. It smelled nice, it was immaculate and we were on the first floor with a french door courtyard view. The grounds were clean and gorgeous blooms were scattered throughout the court yard. The water pressure (big plus) in the shower was on point, (I love steam showers). And the bed?? SO SO SO comfy.

For the first time in 8 years I have woke up with out a back ache. I have insomnia (no lie, I stay up till 2 am - or later, nightly, only to wake up at 6:30 or 7 am daily). When my head hit the pillow that night in the hotel, I don't even remember falling asleep. I woke at at 4 am with the tv still on. - I missed Jersey Shore that night :) lol.

Everything with the wedding was all a blur. Being out of state, we did not have a sitter for our son for the actual event so we were seated in the very back, and didn't see the actual wedding so well because we were busy bribing our son with dorritos so he wouldn't act up. (That and the camera and videographers blocked view) THANK THE LORD, he was on his best behaviour and didn't make a peep. He was too busy stacking the bibles from the pews.
Some how we ended up being the last people to leave the church and no one said bye to us. So we had no idea photos were to proceed the wedding at the reception. We saw them taking them at the church and assumed the accidently left our daughter out. So I took a few of her outside, but had my bad camera so, didn't get such great shots (cries).
At some point driving back to Parsippany from a gorgeous stone faced church in Mahwah, New Jersey, the kids needed food and I ended up getting something all over my dress pants. (my luck).

I have never honestly been to a wedding before (well, minus a military wedding once as a 12 year old).

 It was very fancy and very beautiful and I enjoyed seeing my cousin and his gorgeous bride on their day.

I only wish someone had told us that photos were going to be done at the reception also.
I managed a few photos with my not so good camera. I will cross my fingers family took some.

Being in the very last isle, I didn't even snap a picture of MiMi walking down the isle.

Saturday morning we checked out of our hotel and went back to Hazlet. We bought a lot of bagels (because you just can't get bagels in the south like you can in Jersey). And I contemplated stalking out the Jersey Shore house in Seaside Heights (I have gone there every year as a teen when we visited our family, so it was cool to see it on a tv show).

I know what you are thinking - it is disturbing a 28 year old mother is in love with that show. I can't help it - it is one of my guilty pleasures:)

I will probably have some more photos to share later. But didn't want to do an overkill. I hope everyone had and has an enjoyable week:)

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