We checked out a local coffee shop. Gregory, Bea, and Anna
We missed the rehearsal, but we did make it to the dinner. After the dinner my family loaded into our various vehicles to head to my parents home a half hour away. We were cruising down the highway when we were suddenly thumping and bumping. Luke pulled off to the side with dismay. We had blown a tire. Thankfully, my parents were right behind us, so they pulled over as well and Dad helped change the tire. We realized the irony of all this car trouble happening to the newest car we own, the one that shouldn't have problems. Oh well.
Saturday morning we got spruced up and headed to the Church where we hung out, took pictures, and spent time with family. All of my siblings were there(something that rarely happens) as well as both sets of my grandparents and 2 sets of aunts and uncles. I quite enjoyed it.
My brothers. Mick(The groom) Jesse, and Jordan
My daddy, looking all spiffy, and myself
Mick and his new wife Payge...Or Mr. and Mrs. Shearer(Photo credits to my dad Rohn)
Mick and Jesse(Jesse was the best man)
My Dad and Mom...Rohn and AmyJo(Photo credits Aunt Janelle Shearer)
Mick, Payge, Grandma Shearer and Grandpa Shearer(I have no idea what was so funny, but I love this picture. Photo credits to Aunt Janelle Shearer)
Grandpa and Grandma Shearer and Lydia
Jordan and I
Luke and my Uncle Dan
Not only did I get to see my family, but my dear friends Amanda and Emily were there with their families as well. It is always great to see them. They are my oldest friends(Meaning, our moms were friends before any of us were born and hours of our childhood were spent together) and we don't see each other nearly enough. We took a group picture and I'm so glad we did. It made me think of another group picture we have from when I was like 13 years old.
Amanda, Lydia, Emily, me, Jesse, Mick, and Jordan
Back row: Amanda, me, Lydia, Emily
Front row: Jesse, Mick, and Jordan
At the reception they had a s'mores bar. However, instead of going to said s'mores bar, Jordan decided to roast his marshmallow over the tea candles on the table. It required a lot of concentration.
Lydia and Claire(Emily's daughter), me, Amanda, Jordan and Emily
Claire and I.
Emily and I discussed how awesome it would be if my baby is a girl. Because, Baby Williams and Claire will be just about exactly as many months apart as Emily and I are. A true friendship in the making.
Speaking of Baby Williams, he or she is getting quite big. Tomorrow is my ultrasound and I can hardly wait to find out if it is a boy or a girl. I've also started to feel some occasional kicks and it puts a smile on my face!
"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you as you are to them." ~Desmond Tutu