Home Sweet Texas: Wedding Time

Part one of my trip to Texas was spent mostly with my family in Waco. Part two of my trip to Texas was mostly dedicated to wedding preparations and celebrations for my high school friend Shannon. Here are some pictures and captions of the wedding weekend!


Bachelorette Party time at Joe T’s!


High school friend reunion


The entire bridal party!


Back at the house where we stayed, the living room and kitchen were decorated with fun, girly decorations, including a giant MRS balloon.


Friday brunch at Mimi’s Cafe, a favorite of mine



Relaxing at the house and so excited for the wedding!


At the rehearsal dinner. Note the adorable picture of the bride and groom in the background!


The morning of the wedding, we gave Shannon a scrapbook with pages of pictures and notes from each bridesmaid.


Joined by another lovely high school friend (Jennifer) at the wedding reception


I don’t have permission to snatch any of the photos of the wedding taken by Shannon’s photographer, but I did take a picture of her bridal portrait so that I could share how beautiful she looked! She was a stunning bride.


Pappadeux’s after the wedding with a big group of high school friends.¬†This is me, Becca, Jennifer, and Kim.


That takes us through Saturday! Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures the rest of our time in Texas. On Sunday, we spent the whole day with Daniel’s family celebrating Fathers’ Day, and Monday we both worked in the morning, packed our bags, and flew home. Unfortunately, our flight was delayed and Daniel’s bag was lost, so the trip didn’t end on a high note. BUT Daniel’s bag was returned to us today, and we have wonderful, wonderful memories from the weekend.


Home Sweet Texas: Family Time

I have been having such a fun time here in Texas. Part one of my time here was spent mostly with my family. Here is what the last few days have looked like:

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I was shocked when this tall, dark-skinned lifeguard walked into the room, and then I found out it was my baby brother!


Sunday with my sweet grandma and cousin


Me with my sister Elizabeth and her boyfriend Jason


It was pouring on Monday while I worked. There is little that is more comforting to me than a Texas thunder storm!


I got to make the dinner decision Monday night, so I picked one of my favorites in Waco – Ninfa’s!


Watching my aunt and uncle on TV! They were speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention in Baltimore.


Dr. Pepper Museum with the family! This picture is of me and my sister Ellen. I’m not drinking soda right now, so you can imagine how hard this was for me…. :)


My brother Ben


Dad attempting to take his first selfie and Ben cracking up at Dad


We toured the Fort House Museum in Waco. We had a very interesting guided tour and learned a lot about the early days of Waco.


Ellen with Mimi and Papa right before Tuesday Sonic Burgers – a weekly tradition in the Phillips household.


Can I please eat like this every day and still be healthy? :)


Right before I crushed Ben at Settlers


My winning corner of the Settlers board!


No trip to Waco is complete without some Katie’s Custard!


Rudy’s BBQ


At a concert in the Waco Arboretum


The Chris Low band  performed at the concert. The band is way up in that pavilion. We really enjoyed the country music, and it was such a nice summer evening!


Me and Mom!

Not pictured: going to Sunday night dinner at my old residence hall on campus (so fun to see people and meet some of Ellen’s friends!), missing Daniel, watching About Time with Ellen, cleaning out a box of old high school papers that was taking up space in my parents’ attic, lots more yummy food, missing Daniel…..

In just a few hours, I’m packing up the car and driving to Fort Worth for wedding festivities. My good friend Shannon is getting married, and I am thrilled to be a part of her big day!

I hope that everyone is having a great week!