Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ernstberger Wedding #3

The third and final Ernstberger family wedding took place on July 19, 2008, pretty much one year to the weekend of our wedding! Abel & Elizabeth got married at St. Francis. It was a beautiful ceremony and reception, despite the not-so-beautiful weather. It stormed really hard right when they were going to make their exit from the church. 

The surprise of the night came when Abel & Lisa did a choreographed mother/son dance to a medley of music ranging from My Humps by Fergie to In the Name of Love by U2. It was crazy, and everyone (including E) was completely shocked. It can be found on YouTube under "Ernstberger Dancing." Check it out! 

I am happy to call Elizabeth my sister! (and I guess calling Abel my brother hasn't been soooo bad)

E showing us her dress for the first time!

Mr. and Mrs. Ernstberger!

With Luke (don't mind the HORRIBLE hair I have thanks to the rain!)

Thursday, July 17, 2008


For my 24th birthday, Luke surprised me with a trip to Chicago! Since our honeymoon a year ago, we haven't "gone away" together. I would have settled for a weekend in a hotel in Indy, but he took it a step further! We had a WONDERFUL time together. The weather was beautiful, and we got to do so many fun things. We went to Shedd Aquarium, we walked along Michigan Avenue, we went to the Museum of Science & Industry, we spent a long time at Navy Pier, went to the planetarium, and our favorite attraction was the architectural boat cruise. We took it about 5:00 p.m., and it lasted over an hour. We traveled down the Chicago river with a wonderful guide who pointed out all of the beautiful buildings and the history behind them. It was very fun to spend a summer night on the water. 

We stayed at the Hotel Congress, a beautiful historic hotel! Fast forward four months, and Barack Obama's acceptance speech and celebration was held in the park right in front of the hotel. We of course got our picture taken at "The Bean," and we enjoyed some Chicago food. Overall, it was a wonderful trip that provided a ton of memories for us!

Gorgeous view, gorgeous day!

On a Water Taxi ride to Navy Pier...Luke is wearing my sunglasses by the way. 

On the ferris wheel at Navy Pier

Buckingham Fountain at night
Our vintage, yet modern, room

Birthday donut!

The Bean (which is incredibly difficult to get a picture in front of)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Indians Game (We Love Indianapolis!)

Luke and are big fans of the city of matter what sport or event or attraction. It is such a beautiful place to live with lots of things to do. Luke treated me to an Indians baseball game a couple days before my birthday. We enjoyed some great seats on a great summer night. We also took a walk along the canal afterward, and I captured some amazing photos!

View of the dome from inside Victory Field
Creepy mascot dancing right in front of us!

Leaving after a fun game

Gorgeous city!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

We spent a fun 4th of July at the Ordo home. We enjoyed good food, good drinks, games, fireworks, and a huge bonfire! I think my favorite moment of the night was when we sang the National Anthem during the "fireworks finale." It was quite funny! I guess I have 2 favorite moments because I also loved when we had "Ugly Face" picture we took some great ones! 

The 4th of July is usually the mid-point of the summer for I always get a little sad knowing that school will be starting in a month. However, in the next month, it will be my birthday, Abe & E's wedding, and our 1 year anniversary! Lots of fun still to be had.

Abel singing his heart out during the National Anthem

Ugly face competition: boys

Ugly face competition: girls - WE WIN! (these photos should be illegal)