Last week we undertook yet another road trip to see Matt’s brother get married.
We drove.  Jack doesn’t like the car.  But he did ok.

They were married in the beautiful Nauvoo Temple!  What a great chance to visit some historical sites!

First we visited Carthage

Mom!  Take a picture of me!

Then went back to Nauvoo and were able to visit a few sites before they closed for the day

Taking advantage of the space and grass.  It was sure green out there.  And HUMID!

Being kids.

The next day, Aunt Heather watched the kiddos while Matt and I went into the temple for the wedding.

I made my first dress (my first SUCCESSFUL dress) for the occasion.  Isn’t it a beauty?

Lucy is my budding photographer

Matt and I tried to get some pictures of us, but the wind had other plans.  Isn’t he handsome!

“Spencer!  Put that cone back!”

Jack didn’t know what to think of the whole thing.  All he knew was that it was nap time.

The happy couple

Emma just loves her Uncle Devan

My girls

A few of my boys

What a good lookin’ family 🙂

After the happy couple went on their way, we went back to the Church History sites we didn’t get to see the day before.  The kiddos really enjoyed the Pioneer Play

Lucy was absolutely delighted with the dress up

Playing house… though I doubt it would be nearly as fun if we had to do it for real

Have I mentioned yet how much this boy loves his daddy?  Let me put it this way.  He only lets me hold him when Dad isn’t around.


  • Megan B says:

    Pictures are amazing, the dresses are perfect! Did you make Lucy’s too? I love that cone picture of Spencer; how hilarious is that? Your kids are so lucky to be able to go to Nauvoo and see such great things and congrats to the happy couple!

  • Heather B says:

    Ditto everything Megan said!!! BEAUTIFUL pictures, and beautiful family!! What a blessing to go on such a trip! And fabulous pictures!! Thanks for sharing them with the rest of us!

  • Leann says:

    Awesome pics! I am still reeling from all that GREEN? I forgot that it existed in other parts of the world:)

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