Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer Wedding

We kicked off our summer vacation with a family wedding in Portland this year.  My cousin, younger by (gulp) almost 15 years, married his long time girl friend in a ceremony in his parents’ backyard.  Fun and funky, it was small and delightful.


Brent had his sister stand up as his best man, which I thought was wonderful.  Hard to beat a sibling as a best friend. 


The bride and her sister wore complementary purple Converse.



I insisted that the girls have their hair braided, partly for looks and partly to keep their hair out of the spaghetti.  Kyla has yet to forgive me.

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Excepting the bride, the star of the evening was the swinging bench.  And Wesley and cousin Parker got to kick-start their week together.  In retrospect, I feel I should have warned my aunt about these two together.  But, to our credit (or, more accurately, lack of full blame) the bench was broken before we got there!

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There were two older boys there, and if you ever want to lower the general IQ in an area, put four boys together with candy, music, and a party.  It was awesome.DSCN0155

They slowed down for cupcakes before starting up again.  (Uncle Dean, did most of your plants recover?)



The bench swing was so magical that I even got a picture of Grandma Extraordinaire!



I like the fantasy of this picture—that the kids are actually sleepy.  My kids didn’t wind down until well after 10pm—after a dip in the pool at the hotel.




Brent and Juli!

1 comment:

Julie said...

I think that last photo is the closest we got to sleeping the whole week! Great photos!