Monday, October 1, 2018

Married in Moab!

We had a wedding this summer!

Billy and Kelly were married in Moab, Utah on June 16th!

You've been asking -
How can there be another "daughter in love"
and 2 more grandchildren!
So I'll fill you in!

I came up with a brilliant idea and decided 
it would just be the grown ups!

I'm sure you would prefer kids pics
but sorry!

The logistics of driving across country with all the kiddos, packing for 18,
having a grooms dinner that focused on the soon to be newlyweds, 
keeping track of 16 kiddos while they were
hiking and running around the cliffs of Dead Horse State Park,
Canyonlands National park and Arches National Park
was more than I/we could handle!

I started to have nightmares of everyone safety...
just the hubby and I went and enjoyed 
the grown up kids and all the festivities!

It was a good choice!

We flew into Denver and spent the afternoon with our granddaughter!

Then spent the night in Idaho Springs,
where Johnny and Abby met us!

Unfortunately, Our DIL, Caitlin could not come to the wedding
bc her delivery date was only 2-3 weeks away.

It was a beautiful drive between Denver and Moab!

The grooms dinner was delightful and 
a wonderful time for the two families to spend time together!

I did not get pics from the evening
but we do have professional pics from Katie!
I just can't quite figure out how to get them
from one place to another!

This was the view from the evening!
Drinks, appetizers and dinner were on the deck overlooking the sunset!

The wedding was the next morning at Dead Horse State Park!

The views were spectacular!
My little iphone did not do it justice!

The couples first look!
(Katie is on the far right photographing the moment!)

So sweet!

The setting was surreal!

Dad and daughter walking down the aisle!

Grandma Jane officiated!
Big brother Matt and younger sister, Jenna
were the best man and maid of honor!

The overcast cooler weather made it so comfortable!
Usually, June in Moab is in the 90's with blaring sun!
We welcomed this weather!

The hand off!

The nuptials!

The reading!

First kiss as husband and wife!

The happy couple!

Welcome to the family, Kelly!
She's actually been part of the family for 10 years
but now it's official!

Aren't the a good looking couple!
More professional pics were taken after the ceremony.

While the rest of us enjoyed coffee and pastries!

Next, we all changed into hiking clothes, 
per the newlyweds request and enjoyed 
the beautiful scenery of Canyonlands National Park!

Absolutely incredible views!

Yes, I was thankful that we didn't have 16 kiddos running around!

I would have had a heart attack!

They are the cutest couple and so much fun!

The old folks!

These two are adorable, too!

This freaked me out...
I prayed for her as she did a not so smart back bend
on a 2 ft ledge.
(We didn't know this person.
I wouldn't have let her done this IF she was with us!)

Across the canyon is were the wedding took place.

The wedding was very small.
Just immediate family over the age of 21. 

Thank you to both of our sisters-
Barb and Mimi, who stayed home with our kiddos and held the fort down!

Ahhh, Yay...
This would be us...

This pic makes me dizzy!

We loved hiking as a family!

Our boy band!
If only we could sing and play musical instruments!

After the hike we met back at the camp site for a cookout!
Most people stayed "under canvas".
Matthew McConaughey had just left that morning... darn!
Hubby and I stayed in a hotel!

I know... what a party pooper!
I'm sorry, like running water, toilets,
showers and air conditioning!

The following day was Arches National Park!

Hey kids... turn around so Mom can take a picture!
Okay... well, maybe not!

(Thank you Katie!)

Since they weren't cooperating I ran ahead of them and took a pic!

Or two!

Or three!
I just love these troublemakers!

Katie and Andrew on a ledge!
Be careful!

The arch!

Abby and Johnny under the arch!

Katie in front of the arch!

We took a great hike!
Billy and I got a pic under the arch!
Ahhh, no... not Hubby... He was too chicken,
I mean cautious!

In the evening we took a boat cruise on the Colorado River!

The hubster and I were trying to 
get a good picture of the two of us...

But we started to laugh...

and couldn't stop...

The belly laugh felt sooo good...

and of course our wise guy photographer 
just kept snapping away...

We were trying to help hubby...
1. look at the camera honey,
2. chin down a little,
3. eyes open,


This guy is the LOVE of my Life!

If I can figure out how to get the good pics on the blog,
I will add them in!
check my facebook page for more pics!

More info on our two new grand babies in another post!


K said...

It all looks SO AMAZING!

I can definitely see the advantages of an over 21 wedding.

MayLynne said...

Just what I was waiting for! Thank you so much for the update. The wedding looked spectacular. A wonderful idea to celebrate with the closest grown-up family. Maybe a celebration at home with all the younger brothers and sisters at a later date? I can't wait to hear about the new babies.

Lisa said...

It's so nice to see a new blog post. I've been missing them!!!

We went on a family vacation 3 years ago and hit all of those parks. Beautiful! ...and a great wedding spot.

Wonderful to see how God is blessing your family over and over again.

MayLynne said...

PS That looks like an engagement ring on Abby's finger? Will there be another wedding before too long?

ChouchouPoussin said...

Congratulations for the just married!
some good babies news are on the road...
best regards from south France

Anika said...

Wow. This is amazing!

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MayLynne said...

This is lovely, but please, please some news about grandbabies! ;)

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