Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cute kid pictures

 While we waited for Mike & Mandy's wedding ceremony to start, I grabbed the kids and got some fun shots of them outside.  It was a gorgeous day and I think I got some good ones!

Hannah - age 6

 Kate - age 8

 My cute niece Brooklyn - age 3

 Hailey - age 3
 Kate, Hailey, Brooklyn & Hannah
 Lindsey - age 12 (but turned 13 the next week)

 Emily - age 14

Jack - age 10

 My adorable nephew Jake - age 2

 My darling niece Sophia - age 3

 My handsome nephew Max - age 17 months
Becky and her cute kids!

 Hannah is so photogenic that it's hard to not just take a million pictures of her cute face!
Hailey & I (too old to mention my age)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mike & Mandy's Wedding - September 18, 2014

On Thursday, September 18th, my brother Mike married Mandy Eggett.   We absolutely love and adore Mandy and love how happy she has made Mike!   Mandy has two little girls, Zoey & Alyssa, and we have absolutely loved having them join our family as well.
On the morning of the wedding, I met Mike, Mandy, my mom, Mandy's mom and Mandy's sister at This is the Place, where they had their ceremony and reception.   It was a gorgeous/lodge-looking building and was perfect for the wedding.    Mandy had prepared beautiful centerpieces and arrangements, which made set-up easy and fun!

I got the kids out of school a little bit early so that I'd have time to get their hair done and to the reception place by 4:00.  I was able to take some cute pictures of them (next blog post) beforehand and then wait for the ceremony.

 Riley & Remmy
At 5:00, the ceremony started.   My dad's good friend, Paul Warner, performed the ceremony.  He did  a wonderful job and the vows that Mike & Mandy shared with each other were beautiful and sweet.
 Mike waiting for his bride to walk down the aisle.
(I didn't take a ton of pictures because I didn't want to be the annoying guest with a clicking camera the entire time).

 Jake was outside and happened to slip in right before the ceremony.  He did a good job of standing with Uncle Rich and Uncle Pete.

 Sweet Alyssa was one of the highlights of the ceremony for many of us.  She was so sweet and so emotional and tried to fight off her tears the entire time.  I think she was just so happy and so grateful to see her mom so happy that she just couldn't stop her emotion.  She was what made me cry.
 And sweet Zoey was just soaking it all in and having a blast!

Mr. & Mrs. Sorenson
We then went outside for pictures and appetizers.  After that, they served a delicious dinner!

Then, the dancing began!   The one thing that our side of the family knows how to do, is dance at weddings.  It was a blast! 

This is Annie & Riley watching Mike & Mandy's first dance - in complete adoration and excitement!

What a wonderful day and evening.  Thankfully the clean up was minimal, but we left about 8:30 or so because the kids had school the next morning and I was actually leaving at 4 in the morning for a retreat to St. George.

Congratulations to Mike, Mandy, Zoey & Alyssa!  Oh, how we love you!