Shaun and I still have lingering sickness, which is getting old but we're learning how to
We began the week with the "excitement" of our first good snow and end the week with the excitement of Shaun's mom's wedding.
We woke up to quite a bit of snow, so Shaun headed out with his plow and an enthusiastic Avery and Z (they weren't quite so enthusiastic when they came back...turns out its not as glamorous as it sounds :).
When Amanda and Aiden woke up at 11 AM they were sad to discover they didn't get to go plowing. But just in time, Uncle Nathan showed up, ready for sledding. The kids quickly dressed and they were off!
I spent the day photographing the wedding of a long-time family friend...I've known the groom for 25ish years and our lives have weaved in and out together in interesting ways over those years. He has a huge heart and hope he will be very happy.
It was a first time experience for me to ring in the New Year at a big party. Kind of fun, except I didn't have anyone to kiss.
Our traditional day at Shaun's grandparents house. The kids get their Christmas presents and get family time. Aiden in particular was so good about sitting and talking with his great-grandpa.
The kids went back to school, so it was just me and Aiden. Love this little guy.
Some ladies (and Isaiah) went out to celebrate the upcoming marriage of my mother-in-law.
This girl? My sister-in-law Sarah masterminded the entire event as the acting wedding planner. She had less than 3 months to put the whole thing together. Her attention to detail, exquisite taste, time and love all paid off. She kept things very organized and had patience working with all involved. I admire her and the remarkable job she did. Just wow!
SO many wedding photos but this is among my favorites because it has all my people in it. I've known Shaun's family nearly 30 years, so I've literally grown up with them. Very special people to me!
Included here are Shaun's mom and her new husband, her dad, her three sons, her daughter and their four spouses, and her seven grandkids.
We have married off the last of our parents, happy that they all have someone in this later part of their lives. As a bonus, our kids have LOTS of grandparents who adore and love them. What a blessing!