Seattle Wedding

A coupld of weeks ago we took a whirlwind trip to Seattle for my sister-in-law's wedding. Besides throwing the reception in Grandma and Grandpa Shorten's backyard, we tried to make the most of our time there which left us busy pretty much every moment we were there.

1. Got reaquainted with everyone.
2. Had a belated birthday celebration for Ryder

 I laughed at them giving 20-month old Elsie a drumstick in lieu of the baseball bat. 

 The spoils

 Penny was so excited for Ryder

1. Went blackberry picking with bride-to-be, Aunt Jaimie
2. Jaimie's bridal shower

 Some picked blackberries, some ate them...

By the time the actual shower commenced I was too pooped to take anymore pictures...and I didn't even really do anything--plus, I was too busy enjoying myself.

THIS is the lady who did everything. Carly in her calm, collected, directing mode :)

1. Everybody ran around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to get everything done.
2. Ryder and Penny got unforunately neglected :)
3. Pulled together a song for the happy couple at the wedding dinner that night.
4. Attended the wedding dinner for the happy couple. It was a very nice evening that ended with a  blowout, brought to me by Hazel, all over my white skirt.

1. The big day!
2. First, the sealing at the Seattle Temple
3. More scrambling to get ready for the reception
4. The reception!

 Thinking it would be a cute photo op, I told Pen and Ryder to run up and give her a hug. I didn't really plan on Penny bowling her over....

Ryder took full advantage of the day by taking a moment on the temple grounds after the sealing and then doing a little flirting at the reception :) He's got his priorities, that one.

1. Sleep in (as much as possible)
2. Church
3. Hang out with friends

Phil, Derek, Erik and Ryan Circa. 2012. We shared a couple of our kids with Erik, since he doesn't have any yet ;)

1. Took a little boat ride on Lake Sammamish
2. Ate at Spiros
3. Packed up to go home!

Whoosh! I told you it was a crazy week! Congratulations, sweet Jaimie!


  1. So cute!
    It looks like the wedding was beautiful and your trip was fun!

    P.S. I love little Penny's zest for life!

  2. So fun to see all of least by blog! Looks like you had a great time (and you all look great!). Miss you!

  3. So much FUUUUUUN! Great pics Jazz!

  4. Fun that you got to be here but sad that your family (whatever haha) took up all of your time! ;) Great pics too - what a beautiful bride. And tell Ryder to quit growing up...sheesh.