Mar 7, 2008

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Lewis!

Congratulations K and J, aren't they so cute?! We were home last week for my sister's wedding. She married Jordan Lewis and we are loving our new brother-in-law. Ben is very excited for more testosterone to join the family for sure.

The wedding was on Thursday and it was a beautiful ceremony. The reception was so much fun {for me, not so much for Ben and the kids} It was great to see so many friends that we hadn't seen in years. Since my parents moved from the house we grew up in, it has been difficult to see or catch up with anybody from back home. Needless to say it was the greatest to see all of our friends from growing up and be all together again! Some of our extended family came out as well, and it was great to see them too. I love weddings!

Our fam on the left and Jordan's on the right. This pic didn't quite capture the extreme height difference! It was so great to finally meet everyone that we had heard all about, we really had a fun time with Jordan's fam.

We decided to torture Jordan since it is usually the bride having to take lame pictures. I am not sure if Ben managed to talk the photographers into making Jordan take a "Toyota Jump" pic. They made Ben take one on our wedding day and he wanted to make sure that Jordan was not left out of the "fun". Jordan was such a good sport. That's why we love him! That was just of the tip of the iceberg on the antics you are going to have to put up with, I hope you realize that! Perhaps I should have warned you before the wedding...


The family of the bride, L-R: Nicole, Hannah, Avery, Katie, Nick, Hallie, Kristine, Jordan, Mom, Dad, me, Ben More to come on the other adventures we had together asap.


The best pic I could get, the kids were not cooperating. I didn't even get a pic of Gabe in his tux! He was so cute, and cranky.


Congrats to the happy couple! Have fun on your cruise and we were so glad we could come home to be with you guys on your special day. We love you guys, we wouldn't have missed it for anything!

16 comments:

Ashleigh said...

it was great to see you even for the short, short time and btw gabe did look fabulous in his little tux!

Amy said...

Natalie! You got some great pictures. It is so fun to see all the different poses that everyone captured. I had so much fun with all of your family. You guys are the greatest and Jordan is so lucky to have such a great family he married into. And Kristine will always be my favorite daughter-in-law!

Shauna said...

i have two pictures that showcase gabe in his tux, whats your email? i can send them right over....

James and Heather English said...

Nat, what can I say? I love your fam!! Me and Mel can't stop talking about how great you all are. So sad we didn't get to go to Valley Center Playhouse, but there will always be next time...:)

Rich, Aimee & Halle Hada said...

Natalie!! What the heck! I can't believe you found my blog. I'm so happy to hear from you! It was so good to read your blog and see what you guys have been up to. I only had a minute to check it out so I'll have to go back and read it more in depth later. I can't believe you are living in Australia! How fun! You look so great and you have the cutest family ever. We'll have to keep in touch. My email is ahada@atsu.edu. Love ya! Aimee

Stacey Lau said...

Wow, you got to go home so soon after arriving in Australia! That's great. How was the plane ride with the kids? That is such a long flight. You look so pretty in the family wedding pics, I just love your longer hair, it looks so good on you!

Lindsay said...

I have to agree with everyone else. You look fabulous. I do wish I could see Gabe in a tux, but the one you got of Laine is great. Her hair is REALLY cute. Who knew that that catastrophe could end up being such a good haircut?

Melanie Whiting said...

Natalie you are so darling!! We had so much fun with you Gildea Girls. Who knew 10 years down the road we could all be like sisters. Hope your flight home was great. Loved the pictures!!

Gaengy said...

Thanks for posting the pictures. After dragging my camera around I did not get one photo of the wedding or reception! It was good to see you all, sorry the kids were sick and cranky we had fun with them anyway. Thanks for making the hell ride over and back to be with us. We miss you all!

The Napier Family said...

Nat, it was so much fun to see you and your kids, their so big and its only been a few months. You look beautiful as always. Thanks for stopping by it meant so much to me, I wish it could have been longer. Glad you made it home safe. Good day for now!

Patrick Family said...

it was fun to meet you too. Thank you to your husband for watching my kids half the time of the reception in that room. We hope it's not too far off that we see you again.

Katie said...

This is now my 3rd time trying to leave this comment so it better work! AAGHH!! Anyways, I miss you guys so much already. I have a picture of me and Gabe in his tux if you want me to send it over. I think he is crying in it though, probably he had a rough night!

Noahr said...

It's really too bad we didn't get a picture of Gabe playing with the bubbles. He had us in stiches.

The Wells Family said...

What a fun vacation/break for you! I am glad that you got to enjoy being with the family. I can't wait to hear about the adventures...they are always so great! You look so beautiful in every picture and I really love your hair. :)

Nick & Nicole said...

I am so glad we made Jordan do that pose, it is the best picture of the bunch! So glad that we got to spend so much time together. Too bad we don't get to do it more often!

Kristine G. said...

Please note that that picture of Jordan and I at the bottom was taken by Laine. Yes, Laine. Maybe you should sign her up for photography classes. She took at least 10 pictures of us. So in case you were wondering why you have a million of the same shot, there is your answer.

 
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