When I found out about the Wylder Nation Gala back in February, I knew I just had to go! It was just one month after Vesper was supposed to be born, so I knew she would have to come a little early in order to be able to go. She was born one month early, so I booked our plane tickets, and when she was 7 weeks old we headed on her first trip to Colorado!
My parents live there, so I knew it would be an easy and fun vacation. It was my first time to leave Peyton and Conner for more than one day, so I was worried and sad to be away from them. But thankfully they had the best time at Aunties house with their cousins.
Vesper and me about to board out flight-sweet tea and all
we thankfully sat by a very nice man, and we even had a seat between us to spread out in
Do you recognize this pretty lady?! Eileen (Quinn’s mom) was also going to the gala. We knew our flights got in at the same time, so we met up for a hug in the airport.
My parents picked us up from the airport and we headed to their house. It was after midnight when we go there on Friday night, so we went straight to bed after scrubbing the airport germs off of Vesper. My parents had already met Vesper the week after her birth, but they were beyond excited to get to snuggle her again just 6 weeks later.
Nana getting Vesper ready for bed
Papa T and Vesper
My parents do foster care, so my mom has tons of baby gear. Vesper had the coziest bassinet for her naps
On Saturday we relaxed and my parents snuggled Vesper. And then around lunch my mom dropped me and Vesper off at Eileen’s hotel, so we could visit with my amazing friend.
hanging out on Eileen’s bed
Eileen, Vesper, and I then got all fancy for the gala and headed over to party and raise money in honor of our little warriors. It was an AMAZING night, but it gets its own post that I will share later.
The next day we had another fun event. My good friend from high school was having her bridal shower. And since I was not going to be able to attend her wedding, I was thrilled that I happened to be in town for her shower.
Vesper getting loaded in the car in her party dress
On the way, we stopped to visit Trek’s tree that is in front of my old high school. My friends in Colorado and my parents had help plant it after Trek died (for our 10 year HS reunion), but it was my first time to see it. It was perfect and I loved his plumeria on the stone.
my dear friend Shannon
Ashlie-the beautiful bride-to-be
It was so nice to hug everyone and catch up in person
congratulations Ashlie-you will make an amazing wife and mama one day
After a fun day with my friends (my mama got to come too!). We headed back to relieve my dad, who had kindly watched their foster babies so we could have a girls day. He ended up watching them a few more times so my mom and Vesper and me could shop, so we totally owe him.
Nana and us having pizza on a shopping trip
my dad putting Vesper to sleep (in a grandpa way-hehe:)
Vesper with my beautiful mom
my dad walking Vesper around the restaurant so I could eat
My trip had another fun event in store. Jarrett’s brother, Jordan and his wife Jodi, had their second child 2 weeks after Vesper was born. So Vesper and I got to go over to their house to meet Jaxton and play with her cousin Jaylee. You can imagine all the bouncing and rocking that was going being it was the twilight hour for both the newborns-hehe:) We had a nice night, snuggling each others babies and catching up a little bit.
Uncle Jordan and my niece Jaylee snuggling Vesper
I love this picture-Jodi rocking Jaxton, and Jordan bouncing Vesper
the way a mama looks at her newborn just melts my heart
and then it was burrito baby photo shoot time!
Aunt Chelsea hearts Jaxton!
Leaving (barely) on a jet plane. They almost did not let me board because I did not have Vesper’s birth certificate. It had not come in the mail yet, and they said I needed a dr. note, or email, or anything with her name on it. Thankfully they were gracious because that would have sucked!
Nana getting in her last snuggles
Vesper’s first vacay was a major success!!! I think she will totally be ready for when we decide to travel again:)