Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Jet Setter

As most of you know, this past weekend was quite the eventful one for me! I had been planning to attend the beautiful Amanda's wedding for months now and was all set and ready to leave Del Rio at 6:08 am on Thursday. I was going to arrive in Atlanta that morning and spend the day with my dad and then be able to attend the bridesmaids luncheon the following morning with the rest of Mitchell's family!

However, thanks to the oh so lovely (and I say that with every ounce of sarcasm I can muster) United Airlines employees of the Del Rio airport, I was not allowed onto the plane because apparently I got there 28 minutes prior to departure and not 30 minutes. I won't bore you with all the dirty details, but after 1 missed flight (which I technically didn't miss at all), one broken plane, 5 hours round trip to San Antonio, one delayed flight, and two layovers I finally made it out of the great state of Texas and to Georgia! Phew, who ever thought it would have been that difficult to get out of this state?!

Anyways, although it was a very emotional process getting me home it was worth every bit of the frustration! Not only was everyone so overjoyed to see me but I was honored to be able to see Quinn and Amanda become husband and wife and share their special day with them. The love between them was apparent in every detail and moment of the wedding. I wish them both all the happiness in the world!

The STUNNING bride a few minutes before
she became Mrs. McArthur!

Some of my favorite ladies :)

I thought they couldn't have looked
more like Cinderella and Prince Charming
if they had tried! Seriously!

At the reception!
I also got to spend a few hours, between the drive from the airport and getting ready to leave the next morning for the wedding, with my dad. He was very sweet and came to pick me up in Atlanta late Friday night despite having been told a hundred times I was and then wasn't coming. He stuck with me through all the United drama, thank goodness! I was sad I wasn't able to spend the long weekend at home like I had planned, but all in all I was just very thankful and blessed to get there at all.

Little Winston was so sad I was leaving :(

The gorgeous view of my dad's yard! He's done
and amazing job with it!

Naturally I had to get my Starbuck's fix
before heading back to desolate
Del Rio.
In other news, Mitchell went on his cross country this past weekend. This meaning that they went on a long distance trip accompanied by some IP's (instructor pilots). They stopped in College Station, TX for dinner and then headed to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the first night. They eventually hung out there for the weekend and then headed back here to Laughlin on Sunday night. Naturally he failed to take any pictures but the one of their sweet rental van...

Classy huh?!
We both ended up having VERY eventful weekends as it turned out but we both got to spend time with either friends or family (or both) which made all the drama and frustration we endured worth every second of it. We are both so blessed to have such amazing family and friends who are always there for us every step of the way. We love each and every one of you dearly :)

P.S. A huge shout out to my mother-in-law and sister-in-law Amelia for forcing me to come to GA at the last minute and making me feel like a "jet setter" this past weekend! You guys were the best cheerleaders!

The Etheridges


  1. Why can't Del Rio have a starbuck? WHY?! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

  2. I hope Mitchell learned the Hog call in Fayetteville!!