Thursday, May 5, 2011

Garr Bear's Wedding

Hello Blog world.  Long time no see.

I promise to get my blog back on real soon...for all two of you that read it.

Anyway, last week I was able to go to my cousin Garrett's wedding.  Garrett(AKA Garr Bear) is the little brother I never had.  I have always been close to him and his siblings.  My brother's are seven and nine years older than me and growing up, that age gap was very difficult sometimes.   But lucky for me I have lots of fun cousins that are just a few years younger than me and have been able to spend lots of time with them throughout my life.

Garrett was able to be there on my wedding day and his sister, Whitney, was my maid of honor, so I was so grateful I was able to be there on his big day.  It was the first sealing I've been to since my own.  There is absolutely nothing better than being inside the temple.  The Spirit was so strong and I cried the whole time.   I kept thinking about my wedding day and about how lucky I am to be sealed to Josh.

The wedding was absolutely beautiful.  It could rival the royal wedding, I tell ya!  Garrett's now wife, Ashton, is from Mesa, so they were sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple and had a beautiful reception outdoors that evening.  It was 97 degrees on their wedding day.  I felt like I had flash forwarded to summer.  I loved it!  Garrett on the other hand is from Littleton, Colorado and had a beautiful dinner at the Cherry Hills Country Club.  Shortly after arriving to Denver from Mesa, it snowed.  I much prefer the Arizona weather.

Well, let's get to the pictures, shall we?

                Adorable, yes?

Best Cuzies

Mr. and Mrs. Wonnacott

The beautiful Mesa Temple

 The cute Groomsmen

 Me and the beautiful bride

 New Sisters

 Me and Whitney

The beautiful reception

Me and the cute groom

 Cutting the cake

First dance

Jimmer doing the Dougie.  He has moves.

The getaway car

A Jimmer sandwich at the Colorado Reception

Hanging out before the dinner

My cute cousin Jimmy, the groom's brother

 Girl Cousins

Cousins + Jimmer

Love this girl like a sister.

As you can tell, the wedding was beautiful.  I had such a great time, but missed Josh like crazy.  Because of his crazy work schedule and a family trip coming up, he wasn't able to come.  Poor guy.  I felt so bad having all this fun while he was back home working.  We haven't had many nights apart in the nearly two years that we've been married, so it was very weird going to sleep without him next to me.  I can honestly say I think it is healthy for a marriage to spend some time away from your spouse.  It really made both Josh and I realize just how much we need each other and rely on each other.  It's so easy to take your spouse for granted when you see them everyday and this trip has made me appreciate Josh more than ever.

p.s.  Can someone please explain to me how I can put pictures side by side in blog posts?  I hate that this post is a mile long.  Thanks!


Paige said...

Hey crazy - I think we are related in a way. One of your cousins is my husband's cousin. Odd. I am sad to say I cannot remember her name right now ( since we do not do a lot with that side of the family - I am not sure why), but she is next to you in the 2nd to last pic with the purpley dress. Anyway nice being related :)

Also - that is funny your cousin is dating Jimmer - They make a cute couple. My mother in law is going to die when I tell her - she has a HUGE crush on him.

Hope you are doing well!

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Luke and Marin said...

Allison you are so gorgeous! I can't wait to see pics of your new house!

Mystique Shepherd said...

wait your cousin is dating the BYU guy? Scott is going to pee is pants!!