Monday, August 16, 2010

Wedding Weekend

Okay, so our "plan" was to have a nice, leisurely ride down to Carlsbad for a great weekend of wedded bliss. (And fun with the family) Everything was going great, until we reached Corona. Someone had placed a nice, big (huge) pothole right in the middle of the fast lane. Needless to say, that pothole took a bite out of our car and made the right tiebar sheer right off the wheel. It sounded like an earthquake was hitting right beneath the car. We were able to pull it over off the freeway, but the car was rendered undriveable, so we sat there at 9:30 p.m. trying to figure out what we were going to do. We had a 5:30 wakeup call to get to the temple for a 9 a.m. sealing the next morning. To make a long story short, this is ME at 2 a.m. the next morning, the morning of the sealing, FINALLY at mom and dad's house. (The look says it all...)
So with 3 hours of sleep, we get to the temple where these crazy Chappell kids end up "freezing." (I don't get it...)
Here's Parker, Jordan, and Britney (ready to give birth in about 5 weeks)
The sealing was beautiful, and grandpa (dad) did an amazing job, as usual. My sister, Lisa, and Connie are just waiting for everyone to get outside afterwards.
If any of you know my brother Jeff, you know that he LOVES to ask questions, all kinds of questions, questions that tell him everything there is to know about you. So here he is drilling Grandma and Grandpa Chappell (Val & Sharla) on what he needs to know about them. Ya gotta love him for it...
Still waiting... Grandma Packard, my brother, Chris, and his wife, Dianna. (looking at SOMETHING)
Okay, this is going to be confusing for those of you who don't really know my family, but hang in there. This is Jack, Peter's brother, and his wife Kathy. Peter is married to Connie, our oldest daughter, and Kathy is my brother Chris' daughter - which makes the brothers brothers-in-law, and the girl cousins sisters-in-law. Does that make sense?! If you didn't get all that, then just remember that Jack and Kathy were the ones who came and bailed us out on the freeway that first night, which means that they didn't get home till 2 a.m. also and had to get up at 5:30 the next morning too. That is probably easier to digest, but not quite as fun!
Here we are at the back of the temple (the freeway side that looks the coolest) waiting for the happy couple to emerge for picture taking.
The kids were waiting too. They had to wait longer than we did because they had been outside the whole time we were in the sealing.
Still waiting...
And here they come...They'll probably have to see these pictures to remember any of this!
Oh happy day! (but not quite over yet)The relieved dads. (plus Jeff)
We can go home after all pictures are taken. And that means a picture of just about everybody.
The Chappell kids, including Heather. Yay!
The grandparents. (a good-lookin' bunch)
The Willards (best friends with BOTH families, how lucky is that?!) Tibi and Landon missed this trip to California because of either not wanting to take another trip, or football lock in. You figure out which child goes with which reason...
Gotta love these father/son shots! (suck it in guys)
What a treat for Kevin and I to be a part of this day with our best friends. And to go home to do it. AND to have dad do the sealing. AND to get out of the heat. AND...
We finally left, headed back up to Carlsbad to The Hunter, where we had a delightful luncheon.
Hey, how did this picture get in here?! This photo didn't happen till Saturday night when we were finally able to sneak in a game or two. (pretend you don't see it until after the reception)
So here we are at the reception, and it looks like some good-looking guy has already found Michaela. (j/k) They actually met at a Single's activity earlier in the week. This is Sterling, who with a bunch of other friends came to California to play. They were from Mesa, Arizona and just happened to be there when we were, which ended up being a great time for these two to meet.
Having some yummy food at the reception.
Brock and Heather's cake was beautiful. (That guy on the left is Gregg going back for his 2nd....I lost count, piece of cake!)
It was a long day, especially for Kevin, Kira, and I (AND Jack and Kathy) but we made it without falling asleep in the middle of something, and still had energy to stay and clean up a bit until they threw us out. What a day...


Connie said...

Don't forget Michaela, who actually only got ONE hour of sleep before she had to watch the kids! Plus, Peter and Jack are not Brother-in-laws. You made that sound so confusing! Kathy and I(cousins) married Jack and Peter (brothers). There!

Lexie & Sharrid said...

I really wanted to be there but I'm excited to at least make a showing at the open house. I wish I could have seen Britney. I miss her SO much and I realize now that we were really much closer than I ever thought back then. She probably won't be there though:(

Michaela said...

Yay me, haha, I even forgot that I didn't get sleep. Haha. What a great weekend! I already miss you guys... wish Lex could have been here too. And Tib and Lan.

Karena said...

I wish that school hadn't started that week or we would have been there too. Looks like you guys had too much fun for your own good.

RedefinedPossibilities said...

Tired just reading it!!!

RedefinedPossibilities said...

Tired just reading it!!!