Sunday, July 17, 2011

weekend love, music, dragonflies and other things

This weekend consisted of visiting family, a wedding, a baby, and so much more! My grandparents and parents came to our house for a quick lunch and it was so fun to see them. Jeff and I went to see my dear friend Tiff and Brian's new baby John (3 days old!) and we got to celebrate with another dear friend, Sarah as she married her love, Josh. We also got some good chicken time and trombone time in. I love weekends! Why can't weekends be 4 days long and weeks be 3 days long? I don't think I'm asking too much here.

Cade played trombone last year in 6th grade and will be playing again in 7th. We rented one so he could get used to it again before school starts. It seems like a really hard instrument and he's doing great! (see a video at the end of this post from his first day back at it. PLUS a hilarious video of Jeff trying it!)

Grandma, Dad and Cade enjoying our oasis.

Mom, Granddad, Jeff, Grandma and Cade.

I was trying out my artistic camera skills by shooting this dragonfly. I need to figure out how to focus better.

No dragonfly, just a fun waterfall shot

Jeff and the chickies

Look at Ruby going for that grass!

Pretty red Ruby and Carmelita posing

This is baby John. His legs were so long and skinny and so were his feet! I practiced holding him and trust me, I need the practice! He was so sweet and Tiff and Brian really seem to be adjusting to parenting brilliantly.

Steph trying to hide from the rain while we wait for Sarah and Josh's wedding to being. It ended up clearing up and being just gorgeous.

Josh waiting for he beautiful bride

Grace, a bridesmaid, looking on as Sarah came down the aisle.

Sarah's mom and brother walked her down the aisle, it was a precious thing as her dad died from cancer in 2005. Later in the reception Andy, her brother, read a message from her dad that brought everyone to tears. Very special.

Mr. and Mrs. Josh Duran!

Jeff and Steph's hubby Casey chatting and waiting for their silly wives to hurry up.

Steph, Grace and Ter

The wedding was at the Botanical Gardens in Littleton. We ate under a white tent, put gifts in the bed of that awesome vintage truck, and danced in front of a grand red barn.

I love these girls!

Silly hubby

With the beautiful bride!

Grace and Phyllis, Sar's mama. She is the most wonderful lady! We were talking about baseball because Grace's cousin pitches for the Royals, and Phyllis said that aside from this wedding celebration there isn't much better than sitting at a baseball game on a summer night :)

The mosquitoes were like a swarm of crazy attack dogs all night. Steph had one on her arm and Jeff slapped her so hard it left a mark! (I was trying to find a good way to tell about how awful the mosquitoes were and Jeff just said "the mosquitoes were attracted to us like like Josh is to Sarah. awww." He was being totally facetious, but it was still pretty awesome.)

1 comment:

Ashley said...

thanks for the good update and pics! congrats to sar, tiff, and you! everyone looks fantastic!!!