Last month, Ryan's older brother Derek got married to a fabulous girl. I am so excited that Alli is my sister now! We got to know each other on the family trip to Hawaii this summer, and she is so fun and easy to talk to. We think Derek is pretty awesome, and now he has an awesome wife!
Noah and I went to Idaho a week before the wedding to "help" Ryan's mom, Sally, and his little sister, Ashley, prepare for the festivities. We didn't really do much in terms of helping, but it sure was fun to spend the week with Grandma and Aunt Ashley. Noah was in heaven with all the attention (though we didn't get enough photos to prove it).
One night, Noah and I drove to Utah to visit Katie and Drew. It was so fun to see them. When I pulled up to Drew's house, they were waiting outside, and Katie started jumping up and down in excitement, and Drew gave her a high five. It was priceless. I love those two, and I love how much they love Noah. The relationship we have with them and their families is such a blessing.
We stayed the night at Katie's house, and Noah had fun playing with her and her siblings in the morning. It is really special that Ryan is related to Katie and we are so comfortable in their home.
|Everyone agreed that his Halloween pajamas are stinkin' cute.|
|Noah loves to be swaddled tightly like this. Tanner said he wants one of these "burrito blankets" for himself! :)|
Noah enjoyed his first wedding rehearsal dinner...
|The happy couple|
|The way Derek is holding Noah in this picture cracks me up! |
He better learn how to cuddle a baby because we're all counting on them to provide Nielson Grandchild #2 very soon! :) (But no pressure, guys!)
|Noah is not pictured, but he did attend.|
And this is the apron I gave to Alli. :)
|Noah slept through the entire thing.|
|Aren't they both so cute?|
|Handsome brothers...sixteen months apart! (Not sure how Sally survived that!)|
|All of the handsome brothers!|
|The fam minus Noah (he was sleeping)|
|Aunt Ashley made him this adorable purple tie to match the big boys.|
|The amazing seamstress|
|Noah was getting tired by this point.|
|Ryan gave a great toast!|
|Katie and her family came to the wedding. :)|