Finally: Philadelphia Trip Photos!


I’m finally getting around to posting our pictures and telling you about our family trip to Philadelphia (just in time for us to leave on another trip!). We had a great time in Philadelphia. We headed up there for a the wedding of Jon & Crystal! We were joined by 3 Aunts, 2 Uncles and 3 Cousins + plus the future newlyweds! Even though we had a whirlwind weekend trying to see and do everything we wanted to do – we managed to get most everything in and attend all the wedding festivities!

We arrived on Thursday morning – after getting up at 3:30am and heading to the airport. THAT was an interesting morning…after parking the car, taking the shuttle to the airport and checking in, Kyle realized he had forgotten his garment bag that had his SUIT in it! One of the most important items we were bringing with us. Panicing and trying to figure out what we were going to do, we called our next door neighbor at 5am! We owe her forever and ever, because she got up, got into our house and drove it to the airport within a half our of us taking off!! Ugh!! We will never forget a bag again after that! If you are reading this Dana, I know i’ve said it a 100 times already but THANK YOU! YOU ARE THE BEST NEIGHBOR EVER! As a side note – it really is great to have a bunch of good neighbors 🙂

Anyway, we got to Philly after 2 flights (which Lennox did great on!) and headed towards the town we were staying in (About 20 minutes outside of downtown Philadelphia). We pretty much just hung around that day until we had a family dinner in the evening. That was night #1 of Lennox being up WAY past her bedtime (9:30/10ish).

Friday, Lennox slept in until 9, which meant, we got to sleep in until 9 (woooo!) and then we headed out with the fam to do the necessary sightseeing around Philadelphia. We crammed a good amount of stuff into 1 half day. Considering we may never be back, we wanted to make sure we saw the highlights. We went to the old city hall, independence hall, the liberty bell, LOVE park, saw the rocky steps from a distance, current city hall area and had a Philly Cheesesteak at Geno’s.

Independence Hall & Old City Hall (under construction -- of course!)

Outside the Old City Hall

Independence Hall

Independence Hall - Where they debated the Declaration of Independence

Liberty Bell

You have to have your picture taken with the LOVE sculpture -- this was WAY smaller than expected! PS- check out Lennox's face!

Top of City Hall

City Hall

Our little traveler!

After doing all of our sightseeing – we headed back for Kyle to go to rehearsal and then off to the rehearsal dinner. Lennox looked too cute in her little Black & Silver sweater dress 🙂

Weeee... life is good!

Check out my pink car!

Happy Happy Girl!

Cousin Mack & Lennox - she just loves him!

Then on Saturday it was WEDDING time! Of course, Lennox did not make it through the service (full mass) so we spent most of the time outside in the church garden. At least this time I saw the bride walk down the aisle and I saw Kyle do his reading – which was our cue to leave when Lennox started yelling out DADA! DADA! DADA! The ceremony was beautiful, the weather was great and then it was a great party after!

We had a cocktail hour out on the porch:

Then we went inside to see the newlyweds enter and have their first dance!

The happy couple! Congrats Jon & Crystal!

We ate, we danced, we went into the photobooth and we had lots of fun!

Dancing with daddy is always fun! Everyone wanted to dance with her!

My little family 🙂

Then the next morning it was time for brunch and to head back home — but first – who doesn’t like to wear cousin ray’s hat? Lennox loved it!

Funny hat time!


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