Monday, June 29, 2009

Jessie's Wedding

Bodie sadly passes his "I'm the tallest in the family" trophy to Jason :)

Phew! Jessie's wedding is all done! While she is soaking up sunshine on her honeymoon, I am snuggling into the covers of my bed recovering, exhaustedly happy that nothing went wrong!

I'll admit, grudgingly, that there were a few mishaps: I was late to the reception, and Bodie forgot to make the dvd slideshow like we'd promised, and I forgot the words to one of the songs I sang, and, my personal favorite, I got hives on my neck that looked like hickies. Real classy! Everyone else behaved beautifully of course. Jess looked rapturous, Jason's smile dazzled all, and nobody embarrassed themselves as far as I've heard, besides me. ;) Thanks to all my extended family members for coming and giving us your support!

It was so special to be with my entire family in the temple, and to feel close to my mom. After all, a wedding is a family affair, and we kept her chair empty. Jessie's wedding was so sweet, and I cried and cried. And cried. And cried some more. It's been a rather wet weekend. I miss my mom. That's what it boils down to.

After Jess and Jason took off, Bode and I were able to just hang out with my brothers and their families and that was really fun. My nephew Dane said my name once finally, and Portia, my niece, let me hold her and sing her songs before she went to bed. So I felt all Aunt-ishly fulfilled.

So that's a snippet of our wedding extravaganza!


  1. What a beautiful family. Not a bad looking one in the bunch. My oh, my, but Jason is tall! Especially next to our gene pool ;)

    I was sorry to have missed the reception. Thanks for the pictures!

  2. It looks like it was a beautiful weekend. I am glad it all went off without any major mishaps. You are a great big sister to work so hard to make Jessie's wedding day a memorable one. And here is a cyber-hug, I know that feeling of missing your mom is a bittersweet shadow that settles in around the edges of all the big family events. I know she is looking down and beaming with pride for you and all your family.

  3. We owe the wedding success largely to you and Bodie. Thanks a ton! You guys do a lot for our little, socially awkward, but sweet family.

    As for missing Mom, I think we all do... especially after being so close in the temple.

    Thanks for writing Laura! I think you do a fine job. I love your background image, btw.

  4. Hey Laura! I'm so glad I've been able to look at pictures and find updates on you all through your blog. And I'm glad that Jess is happily married!
    Love you lots.

  5. Laura I know how much effort goes into making those dvd things, having made a fair few my self, just be glad you were able to get everything else done.

    I was so sad to missed the reception, i had all the grand plans of making it a trek to see my family that I have missed so much. I am just sorry I wasn't able to, I wanted to see you and meet your husband and see scott and matt and meet their wives since I haven't been able to since before my mission. But life has other plans sometimes doesn't it?

    And now we are out in Maryland, I miss you guys, the whole Fam-Damily, say hi to everyone for me.