The night of Thursday, June 21 (do we really need to talk about how behind I am again?), Boyfriend and I drove to St. Louis. Bright and early the next morning, we packed up, picked up Boyfriend's sister, and hit the road for Louisville, Kentucky. Why? Because Boyfriend's dad was getting married!
The five(ish) hour ride was pretty status quo, and we arrived in Louisville in the early afternoon. I was promptly introduced to most of Boyfriend's extended family, including his sweet grandparents, and then we left the group to go get ready for the wedding.
The wedding took place at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, which is a beautiful, historical estate in Louisville. When we got to the venue, Boyfriend ran around helping his dad and setting up music for the ceremony, and I mingled with some of Boyfriend's cousins, who are all girls around my age. It was so nice to finally meet them and get to know them a little bit!
The ceremony was short and heartfelt, and the reception--which took place on the large, Southern-style wrap-around porch--was complete with a delicious dinner, music, touching toasts, and great conversation. I really enjoyed mingling with Boyfriend's family and celebrating his dad and new stepmom's marriage. I was even included in some family photos!
bucket list for a long time, so I was so excited to go. When it was Boyfriend's and my turn to go up, I was a little nervous, but it ended up being a blast. I couldn't believe how high up we were and how blue the water below us was. We even saw a shark while we were up in the air! I, of course, was freaking out, but Boyfriend thought it was awesome. I absolutely loved it! After parasailing, it was time for me to pack up and say goodbye to everyone. The family was staying in Destin until Saturday, but I had to leave on Thursday to fly to Dallas so I could leave on my family vacation the next day (more to come soon). I was sad to leave the beautiful beach, but I thanked Boyfriend's family for including me in their celebration and family vacation, said goodbye to Boyfriend, and caught my flight to Dallas!