My younger brother, Ben, got married last Saturday!! My parents took a little road trip with us down to Alabama for the weekend.

Here are some photos from our time there – minus any photos of the actual couple. Ha. Sorry, all who are instantly disappointed. I’m going to let them post their photos first.

Ben stayed with Zack, the girls, and I at Elizabeth’s house (My parent’s stayed at Ben’s house with my aunt and uncle.)

Gorgeous Fiero greeted us with an overwhelming wave of enthusiasm. It was almost too much love to digest at one time.

Ben got plenty of time with his BFF (his term, not mine). Here they are cooking supper for us on the first night.

^ Getting ready on the morning of the wedding ^

I took zero photographs with my DSLR. I didn’t want to be an annoyance, but now I’m kicking myself.

Beautiful ladies waiting to go to the church!

Rae got her momma’s chin and Miss Mae inherited my stance.

The girls have two new cousins!! Instant best friends!

Truly, I still can’t believe it. They all act as though they’ve known each other their entire (very short) lives.

The day after the wedding, my aunt and uncle stuck around with us to paint and clean Ben’s house for him, so it would be ohso nice for them when they got back from their honeymoon.

My aunt and uncle made the weekend so much fun. They’re both so funny and easy to be around. (and generous with their hoodies and cat videos!)

The girls were so patient and helpful all weekend long. Before we left on our long treck back to Saint Louis, my dad and I took the girls to the park and out to eat – just the four of us. That’s a rare combination of people and I believe we need to hang out like that more often!

We slept at my parent’s house for a few hours before sitting in the car for a further two hours back to our town. We not only drove through snow and ice starting in Birmingham, Alabama, but we came home to fresh snowfall, so Zack freshened up our windshield. Very exciting memory…