Monday, December 8, 2008

And the journey begins . . .

Life is marked by certain events. Birth, of course, starts us on our journey, then in our church we have baptism at the age of eight, marriage comes later and eventually death. Of course there are many other exciting milestones in between, but these are some of the more important ones.

On November 30, our family participated in one of these life markers when my son Ryan married his sweetheart Kali, in the Mesa, Arizona temple for both time and eternity. We love Kali and are thrilled to have her in our family. Besides being a wonderfully sweet and kind young woman, we also joke she adds some much needed genes to our family gene pool. First-- she is short. Short isn’t necessarily better, but my shortest daughter is 5’7” and the other three are 5’9” so short just isn’t a word we relate to. And she is a size 2, proving that life just isn’t fair. The last time I wore a size 2 it had a large T after the number and even then I was probably only 12 months old.

With one week of marriage behind them they are learning what life is really all about—work, school, paying bills and taking care of their dog. Here are a few pictures of the big event.

While taking their engagement pictures at a park these nuns walked by. We joke we had hired them as chaperons.

This picture is a little blurry but I still like it because it shows the joy on their faces.

Here we are with the entire family who attended the wedding (on my side, my husband's family had left already). It was fun to be together for the celebration.

And here were are at the reception waiting for the fun to begin. I thought the room was beautifully decorated and the entire evening enchanting!
Congratulations Kali and Ryan. And may you always find . . . joy in your journey!


jamie said...

Okay I am blogger stalking you from Camille's blog and I am SO EXCITED to see pictures of her pregnant! I can't wait to meet your future grandbaby. Well meet over the internet at least, it is unlikely we will get to visit in Colorado anytime soon. Congrats on the new daughter-in-law!

Dave and Camille said...

Um... just thought I'd mention that Ryan and Kali were married on November 29th... not 30th :)

Aunty Em said...

I kept telling Jenny what a DOLL your new dil is. They really are a sweet couple.

Plus, I LOVE the nun picture - that was classic!

Donise Price said...

Lori, you have such a sweet way of looking at life. It truly is a wonderful experience.

Terri said...

What a fun family event! What a cute blog! Congratulations to Ryan and Kali! And I am so excited that you are getting your first grandbaby! I remember my first grandbaby (who is almost 13)- and what I remember is that I wanted to take her home with me, but her mom insisted on keeping her. I have been trying to get her ever since. It hasn't worked.