Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wedding Trip!

We made the trip to Oregon to see Darren's sister, Jenni get married and it was such a great weekend filled with fun and family! Darren's siblings live all over the country, so the wedding brought family together we hadn't seen in a couple of years.

The trip started out with picking up my way cute niece and nephew, Megan and Kevin, at the airport, who flew in from Missouri. They got to hang out with us and play with my kids on the trip, which was great for me! We spent Friday night in Portland with my cousin Melinda and her family since Jenni and Michael were getting married at 9 AM in the Portland temple the next morning. It was great to catch up with them and see their new place. Thanks for taking care of us, Melinda!Here are our cute kids together at the breakfast table early on Saturday morning.Then we made it to the temple nice and early in Darren style and had time for a family photo shoot while we were waiting for everyone to show up.Here's the beautiful bride and groom as they're coming out of the temple. Don't they look so happy? I love how Michael is looking at her like "Yeah, she's mine for eternity now and I'm really happy about it!"Here's all the nieces and nephews that were at the wedding. We were missing a few, darn it. The wedding was so beautiful. I'm mad at myself for not taking more pictures at the reception because it was gorgeous. I was just too busy having a great time chatting, eating, dancing and cutting and serving the wedding cake with my SIL, Connie. We were horrible at it, and were giggling about it the whole time!Joseph and Kellen, best cousin friends.I also got to meet my newest niece, Carly. Isn't she precious? I was loving on her every chance I got.Look at all these cute kids!Megan, Kevin and me and the kids stayed a couple of extra days after the wedding to hang out with Grandma and Grandpa. We decided to spend Monday at the Oregon coast in Florence. Unfortunately, my kids didn't last long at the water. They didn't even make it to the water. The wind was blowing so hard that the sand stung your legs. Needless to say, Joseph and Justin were not happy about that. They're so short that it kept getting in their eyes too. We tried to play in the sand for a few minutes, but the boys were just miserable and bawling. It was pretty funny, actually. I wish I had a picture of it. So we settled for some souvenir shopping and ice cream eating.On Tuesday, we drove Megan and Kevin to the airport and tears were shed when we had to say good-bye. Justin called them his "friends" all weekend and was sad to see them go. Joseph told me at the airport, "I'll miss them when they're gone." We're so glad you could come and spend time with us, guys. And congrats to the newlyweds! We love you so much and loved spending your big day with you.

7 comments:

Emily said...

I love the pic of the cousins on the stairs! And cute family pic at the temple too. It was so much fun to see you guys, I have been missing everyone!

Jason Jolley said...

Jill,

Thanks a MILLION for taking such good care of the kids. Just so you know they say you are in a tie for favorite aunt (I better not name the rest :). I appreciate you and Darren making the arrangements for Megan and Kevin to go out. They had a blast.

Jason

Jonathan and Michelle said...

Sounds like a blast! How great that most of the family was there to celebrate.

Jenni said...

I can't get enough pictures of Joseph and Kellen together, They're SO CUTE!!!! I am SO SO SO SO SO Glad that Megan and kevin came and had so much fun with you guys, thanks so much for that. I'm also really glad that you were able to make a fun trip out of the wedding and see some more family and do fun things. It meant the WORLD to me to have you there. and you totally did awesome on the cake!!!! haha!

Misha Young said...

Way cute family picture in front of the fountain! I love the wedding colors, how bright and cheerful! It was so fun to see you guys a few weeks ago. How fantastic to buy your house, looks like you'll be staying in West Seattle for a while! :-)

Jennie Minor said...

Love all the pics!

Carol and Bruce said...

What a fun blog!! I loved all the photos of my beautiful grandkids. I love the one on the stairs especially. It was such a fun time and I love looking back on it. There are hundreds of photos of the reception so I'll send you some, it's just taking forever to sift through them.

Love you so much!