In November, Noah and I spent another ten days in Utah and Idaho with Ryan's family. What are the chances that two of Ryan's brothers would get married in the first four months of Noah's life? It has been a year of family celebrations, that's for sure! Ryan's younger brother Cole got married the weekend before Thanksgiving, so we just stuck around for the following week and the holiday weekend. So fun.
The happy couple at their rehearsal dinner, the night before the wedding. Love these two.
|Congrats, Sara and Cole!|
Noah was the youngest (and cutest) guest at the fancy occasion. He made quite a splash in his sweater vest. I think he looks like a little old man in these pics...either that or Radcliff, the villain from Pocahontas (tiny head, huge body). Oh I just want to squeeze him.
And check out his shoes. Seriously?? Thanks to Drew's mom who gave Noah the entire outfit.
|Noah with his girlfriend, Aunt Ashley|
|The Brothers + Noah|
These next photos were taken a few weeks previously when the weather was better (which was a really smart idea because it was freezing on the day of their wedding!). Are they a good looking couple, or what?
They had a lovely reception that evening. I'm sorry I don't have more photos from the entire day...I find that my photos center around one person lately. I'll let you guess whom.
|"Those smell good!"|
|The Mother of the Groom dance|
The day after the reception, Gordon (Ryan's dad) treated the family to a decadent brunch at The Grand America hotel. Even the newlyweds couldn't resist this opportunity to pig out, so they showed up for a few minutes to eat and chat with the fam before heading off for their honeymoon.
Noah's sweater vest made an encore appearance..
|I can't take the cuteness.|
|I love the matching cowlicks in this photo.|
|Noah loves Grandma.|
...but then he had a blowout, so his vest became a "wife beater" tank. :)
|So happy with Uncle T!|
I just have to include this next photo because it's so classic. Gordon loves "slap stick" humor and laughs to the point of tears at The Three Stooges and other such ridiculousness. This is what happened when Ashley showed Gordon a YouTube clip during breakfast:
He was laughing so hard that the rest of us gathered around to see what was so funny. The clip wasn't that funny--but Gordon's laugh sure was!
After the festivities in Utah, we headed to Idaho for a week of family fun. I can't believe I don't have any photos of the Thanksgiving feast, but let me assure you that it was delicious. Sally is an amazing cook, and she goes all out on holidays.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving, Sally hosted an open house in Idaho for Sara and Cole, and I finally got a photo of Noah with the bride and groom!
Ashley made all of Noah's little ties. This is one of my favorites:
It was a great couple of weeks!! We are so happy for Sara and Cole, and we were so grateful to spend Thanksgiving week with our wonderful family.