Tuesday, June 26, 2012

a wedding to remember

This past weekend (yes, I am actually posting about something that happened mere days ago), we celebrated the addition of a new family member.  No, I did not give birth to ANOTHER child, my brother-in-law got married!  Which means that after 12 years, I finally get to share the title of daughter/sister-in-law with someone else.  Sweet!  We all love Candice and are so happy to have her as part of our family. 
These four boys have a lot of fun together.  I cringe thinking of the trouble they will cause as they get older, wiser, and braver.

Maya had the honor of being the flower girl on the big day.

Her personal hair stylist slaved over her hair and subsequently used half a can of hairspray on it to attempt to keep it in place.  Apparently it does the job a little too well as it was a bit of a challenge to get the braids out without ripping the hair right out of her sweet little head.

7 siblings. 1 mom.  1 bride.  You be the judge.  Yes, I know that didn't make sense, it just felt right.

Elliot kept trying to sneak into the pictures so I took a few of him to make him happy.  It totally worked.

Luke could hardly believe his good fortune...he got to sit next to the prettiest girl of the day! 

Maya wanted her picture taken with her new new auntie, but of course had to play the shy card.

This is where the other half of the can of hairspray wound up.  These braids were even more difficult to get out on account of this child has the pain tolerance of a turtle.  (Again, I know it didn't make sense, it just felt right.)

This sweet couple is getting married in a couple of months.  Because that's just what I need.  Another brother-in-law.  (Just kidding Zach, you know we all love you!)

I guess he was trying to imitate the shark on his shirt? 

Aww, aren't they just the sweetest couple?

There is nothing wrong with a wedding at which it is acceptable for the guests to run around barefoot.  

Yep.  That about sums it up.

Fun times were had by all.


  1. Sweet blog post! Topping it off is a pic including a 99 Dodge Ram!

  2. I'll have you know that I took that photo, Jeff, while Amanda left me in charge of her camera.


  3. Is there anyway you can tag people in a blog? I stumbled across this on accident, but am now wondering how much you have been writing about me all these years :)