April 15, 2009

2 Weddings and a Blessing

We're alive! I know some of you might have been wondering if we dropped of the face of the earth, but we've just been in Utah for about 2 weeks. I think I might have willed Amelia to come 10 days early just so that I could attend my brother-in-law, Davis's wedding on April 3rd in Salt Lake. It was such a beautiful wedding. Other than the freezing temperatures and cloudy day, everything seemed to turn out perfectly. The reception was at the University of Utah Museum of Art and it was the coolest venue. The high ceilings, lighting, gorgeous tables and decorations made it all so beautiful. We had dinner and then a program which included some singing, storytelling, tributes, and then some dancing. It really was such a fun night and it was all topped off with a candy bar with green, white, and pink candies to take home. Congrats Davis and Melissa! We love you!

Davis and Melissa

Brrr.... it was so cold outside the temple.

All the nieces and nephews. Aren't the girls dresses so cute?? Melissa's Mom made them, as well as the boys ties and the sisters and sisters-in-law's skirts.

The cake was so pretty and so yummy. Such a fun night!

On Sunday, we blessed Amelia at the Bell's home. Christian gave a beautiful blessing and Amelia was perfect through it all. My brother and sister, Beau and Julie, and his girlfriend, Amy came up to spend the day with us and it was so fun to see them and get to know Amy. She seems like such a fun, sweet, neat girl. Christian's friend Derek and his fiance, Becky also came to the blessing and it was good to catch up with them.

Becky, Derek, Christian and me.

This was the only picture we took of Amelia that day where she was awake and didn't look like her neck was broken.
Julie and Beau with the fam.

This was actually the same blessing dress that I was blessed in. I was 6 months old when I was blessed (that's the way it works when you have 11 kids, I guess) but it seemed to fit her perfectly.
Our Little Angel.

Christian went home to Albuquerque during the next week and I stayed with his parents in Utah. JoLynn took such good care of me and Oliver- I was totally spoiled (again). I seriously think I have the best in-laws in the whole world. Christian came back to Utah for his friend, Dallin's wedding to Alicia the next weekend. Again, another beautiful wedding and Christian was actually the best man so he got to MC the reception. Oliver and Christian danced it up together and it was one of the cutest things I have ever seen- everyone loved it. The next morning, they had a luncheon at the Grand America Hotel with some of the fanciest and best food I have had in a long time, not to mention the "grand" setting. They were such a cute couple and so totally in love. It was so neat to share the day with them.

Oliver's two most important things in life: desserts and cars. Notice the bow tie- cute, huh???

Doing the infamous robot dance with Daddy.


Andrea W. said...

Great pictures, but it made me sad to have you guys gone. We're missing you all. That dance video is great, Oliver is such a funny guy. Hope your trip home was a smooth one. Love the Amelia blessing pictures, she's such a sweet baby girl.

Brad and Lisa said...

Sounds like you guys have been busy! We've missed hanging out with you! Amelia is getting more and more precious as she grows and I love that blessing dress - so beautiful!

Macy said...

Cute pictures. You are a major trooper Rebecca...all that action right after having a baby. I am impressed. We loved spending time with you guys while you were here. Amelia is so darling, and I love that she wore your blessing dress. Cute.

Tara Fears said...

Does this mean you're back?!? I've missed you!!! We all need to get together very SOOOON!

Dora Thomas said...

Last time I saw you at Shellys, you were pregnant. I can't believe it.
Amalia's blessing dress is adorable.
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Amanda said...

What a fun couple of weeks. Amelia is beautiful! I forgot how little and sweet newborns are. Rebecca you already are looking back in shape - you look so good!
The robot dancing is hilarious!

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

That is so cool that you got to have Amelia blessed in the same dress as you. The dress is beautiful and she is just adorable!
And that video is so cute of your two boys dancing, but I had to laugh that you are letting Christian teach little Ollie all his "girl moves" haha ;)

The Allred Family said...

LOVE the bowtie. Serioulsy, soooo cute!!!!!! Olli has some moves, just like his daddy!!!!! Amelia looks so cute in her little dress and you look AMAZING!!!!!!!

Aubrey, Josh, Caden &Skylar said...

That looks like so much fun! You are so lucky everything went so well, Amelia is such an angel! Good to see you guys and hang out, I'm glad I got to finally meet Amelia!! (c:

Jana said...

Chris, read this

Rachel said...

Looks like a fun trip...that video was hilarious. Christian has some stealth dance moves and I'm glad to see he's doing his best to pass those on. Amelia is so adorable!!

Lindsey said...

Why are you so thin!? Your body forgot that it just gave birth.

That blessing dress is so gorgeous- and so is the baby wearing it. And Oliver dancing with Christian is hilarious. I had to show that to Nathan and we both got a good laugh out of it.

Greg said...

What a delightful family you are! We loved having you. Getting to spend time with Oliver was so great. You and Christian are marvelous parents.

It was a blast to see Oliver interact with his cousins, especially his hero Nate. How cute is that little relationship. I think it is incomparable for a child to go to weddings and parties and receptions where their cousins and aunts and uncles and grandparents are there. They pick up so much love and social modeling and feeling of family. It's incomparable. We loved having you all here.

Glad you got a little time to recuperate after your C-section. That is a big-time thing, and you needed the rest and time off. Hope it was a vacation for you and Christian.

Pretty cool to be in demand as a wedding speaker and DJ, Christian.

Eliza said...

cute cute cute. I love all the pictures. that video is so adorable and funny. I love chris and autos relationship. I love that picture of you and amelia, so cute. Both of you are beautiful! and wow I am realizing how awesome and crazy you are that you came after giving birth TWO weeks before, wow you are a pioneer woman! we miss you guys!

Hillarys little Paynes said...

hey, Amelia is beautiful. How fun to have a baby girl. I just love her blessing dress. I want to send you a baby gift so i need your address. you can send it to me on facebook if you want. I hope you guys are coming to the reuinion in july.

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

christian could probably beat napoleon in a dance competition. he has such sweet moves!

Dallin D. Hutchinson said...

So Ali and I are dancing and making out in the backgorund while Sharkman and Oli are stealing the show LOL! It was sure good having you guys there. Miss ya heaps!