On the way we stopped at one of our family's MOST favorite places - Common Grounds in Waco, Texas! I love Common Grounds, it kind of reminds me of something in Portland, and of course I love anything that reminds me of Portland. At CG we met up with my Aunt Linda and Uncle Mike.
Then we all stopped for lunch at Babe's in Burleson, near Fort Worth. I enjoyed going to Babe's many times while I lived in Fort Worth and was in grad school.
During the car ride I had a spiritual moment while observing the clouds. It just kind of struck me how absurd clouds are. Some things in nature just make me think, God must exist, there's no other explanation. I was in awe. Like I said, it was a long car ride.
Finally we arrived in Lubbock and our hotel was ready for us. Almost everyone at and in the wedding was staying at the same hotel, which was fun, we all got to eat continental breakfast together each morning.
The rehearsal dinner was so fun. Look at this cute little candy jar filled with personalized M&M's featuring the bride and groom's faces and in the wedding colors. Whoa.
Saturday during the day we explored Lubbock. Here I am with a GIANT pair of glasses at the Buddy Holly museum (we didn't actually go in the museum). So appropriate.
That night, at the wedding, I lit a candle at the Catholic church and really appreciated this little prayer.