My brother Byron finally tied the knot last month! We are so glad that he found his match in Erica and that we have a new sister-in-law/aunt as part of our family. Their wedding was on a snowy day at the Draper, UT temple. My poor Californian family was freezing as we took wedding pictures outside the temple, and even us seasoned folk were pretty chilly. The snow made for some beautiful pictures, though, and the reception center was gorgeous both inside and out.
We had a minor hiccup at the temple when I tried to get in without my temple recommend. I knew I had forgotten it (just minutes after leaving our house, actually, but we were en route to the airport and didn't have time to turn around), so I'd already had my bishop call the temple in advance. The note must have been lost, though, because when we arrived at the temple for the sealing they had no record of his call. After a nervous 20 minute wait at the front desk, they finally let me in after getting a hold of one of the counselors in my bishopric. Phew! We were the last ones to the sealing room before they shut the doors.
Uncle Byron is pretty special to my kids, and they are already smitten with Erica. I am so lucky to have such great role models for my children (and for me!).
Isabelle is 18 months younger than her cousin Ruby, but they are almost the same size! They also share the same blue eyes.
Congratulations to the newest Mr. and Mrs. Mackay! Can't wait to see you guys again at the next wedding in under 2 months...