October 31, 2011

My East Coast Adventure - Day 2 - Part 1

The Wedding.

As most girls would, my sisters and I got up early Friday morning to ensure plenty of primping time.
By the time we were done, I'm sure our rooms would have exploded if a match had been light, there was so much aerosol hairspray in the air.

Perhaps the real reason Hubby hates when I use hairspray is that he dislikes his nose hairs sticking together.

Anyhow, we loaded up into the car and drove down to the temple.

And I have to say, the Washington D.C. temple is one of my favorites. It's just such a beautiful building.

Despite all our primping, we were there plenty early and got to see the soon to be married couple.

Not that they seemed excited or anything. Calm, cool, collected... bored really.

I tried really, really hard to think of something clever to say about these next pictures, but I just... couldn't.

You'll just have to use your imagination. I'm still not sure how dad ended up with the flowers....

Anyhow, it was actually quite chilly so I laid claim on Hubby's suit coat.

I was willing to share... for a fee.  I'm generous by nature you know.

Should I be worried about Hubby? I mean, what is he doing in that picture? Passing on gangster signs? *gasp* Maybe he uses my blog to pass along secret messages!!

That explains a lot actually.....

I think my little brother should take this picture with him on his mission. Then he could boast about "all the girls" he left back home.

I was quite surprised as I rummaged through the oodles of wedding photos just how many had been taken of our shoes.

Apparently, glittery heels call for attention.

Before I show the next few photos, can I just say how extraordinary it was that for once, none of us sisters are pregnant!?

Meet my peeps.

Youngest to Oldest : Angel, Rebekah, Me, Jennifer

 Isn't my mother beautiful?

And for the first time in over six years, my entire family was all together. Seriously, It. Was. Awesome.

The eight children.

Youngest to Oldest: Hyrum, Angel, Abraham, Rebekah, Me, Jennifer, Caleb, Josh

I'm not sure why I was given the coolest family in existence, but I was. These bring back so many memories.

The biggest treat was to see my oldest brother and his whole family. They are the ones we see the least of.

Should I mention that they also announced baby number seven is on its way?

The wedding (sealing) ceremony in the temple was wonderful, sacred, special. Especially for my parents, who are converts to the church. Their goal was to someday be in the temple with ALL of their children. And that weekend, it came to pass.

When it was over, we all waited outside for the bride and groom to change and come out.

We waited.

And waited.

And waited.

And waited.

And waited.

FINALLY, eons later, the happy couple emerged. (seriously, I was beginning to wonder if they had changed their minds or something)

And all the crazy picture taking commenced.

Our family remained supportive and professional at all times.

And I just have to randomly throw in these pictures of my little niece Lilly. She was too much fun.

Caleb and Rose are practicing. I think it looks pretty good on them, don't you?

It was all out war. Kids vs Cameras.

And so it is that my best childhood bud is off and married now.

So I had to give him one last evil eye.

For old times sake.

It was a fabulous morning.

It hardly seems possibly that I've been married to this handsome guy for eight and a half years. Time does fly.

And now, I know most of you are wishing and hoping beyond all hope that I'll be done with this ridiculously long post.

But I'm not.

I indulged my inner snark.

So bear with me as I show off some of my favorite candid moments.

And last but not least, my absolute FAVORITE photo from the whole lot.

My nephews Michael and Adam.

What catch phrase would you give this picture? I just couldn't think of one good enough.


Missed Day One? Click HERE!
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