Sunday, July 3, 2011


I haven't yet posted about our wedding and we've been home for a couple of weeks now (where does the time go?)

The northwest was beautiful. Soooo green and with mountains
 (we don't have those where I live).
It made me happy!

We got up VERY early on Thursday morning.
It was the first time the kids remember flying so it was an adventure.

When we finally landed we went with Stephen and Amanda to Multnoma Falls, a very beautiful place! It was the only touristy thing we did there. The rest was all family--all the time!!! (Yippie!)

The wedding was, of course, beautiful. Stephen had this smile on his face all day long! (note: all of these pictures are huge, so feel free to click and see them close up)

And the dress was simply stunning.

And the flowers were lovely.

And the setting was perfect.

And it was romantic.

And Amanda's parents were just so nice (if I lived nearby, Shelley and I would go to lunch on a regular basis, I'm sure!)

Here's the whole crew. Notice all of the babies!

And the grandbaby was there!

And grandparents were there (thanks Mom and Dad and Mom H, for making the long drive!)

And it was the very first time in four long years
since our whole family was together. 
And we got it on film!

Here are our kids (minus two--they seemed to be otherwise occupied at the moment)

Some of my mostedest favorite people on the planet!

When it was time for pics of Stephen with his siblings, we suddenly saw this.

And then, this.

I just love my kids--they're so much fun!

Did I mention that the grandbaby was there?

Here's the happy couple with all of the brothers.

This is my favorite picture of Emily that day.

The reception was just so nice.

The decorations were beautiful.

And the food was yummy.

And the whole fam was still together!

And there was cake.

And dancing.

And decorating of cars (this was Abbie's favorite part. She thought it was the coolest thing ever).

Here they are coming out of the church.

They hugged us goodbye.

And drove off to start their new life together!

Aren't they an adorable couple?


  1. Purple is THE wedding color this year!!

    I don't know where to start I absolutely loved "meeting" your whole family through these pictures. What a wonderful and fun group of kids you have there. You guys are my kind of people!!

    The Bride and Groom are absolutely beautiful - they both look radiant and happy and are definately smiling alot - Love it!

    Is that the Portland Temple? I have been to the outside of it but never seen those doors and I love how dark they are - a great backdrop for beautiful wedding photo's.

    I love the pic of the Bride and Groom with all the little people and hugging you and your husband goodbye to start their life together.

    Weddings bring such happiness and family time.


  2. Firstly, I love the format of this post. Something about it just made my heart happy, and made me miss you, and maybe brought a little tear (So.. just realized that tear and tear are spelled the same.) to my eye. I blame the pregnancy.

    Secondly, and this is random, BUT I am really happy that in the picture of you at the airport, you are wearing a shirt that I have seen before. It makes me feel like maybe I get to see you more than I do.

    Love you sis!

  3. Love, Love, LOVE all the pics!! So fun! Miss you!

  4. I would agree with what Paily said that I miss you all terribly!! Thanks for posting the pictures. Love you lots!

  5. That pretty much sums up the whole experience. What a great and happy day it was. Love you all so much