My little brother, my only little brother, the only younger sibling I have...got married. I surprised myself and got a LITTLE emotional during the actual marriage. I think Ethan was concerned a bit. Concerned that I might never stop hugging him. He laughed a little to try and make it not awkward, but a bawling sister is always a little awkward I think. Poor guy. He was nice though and kept hugging me and patting my back. Still, I can't believe he's married. The kid I spent my whole life trying to stay out of trouble with. Really, he got into trouble and I tried my best to stay out of it. Haha. My second day of high school at Mountain Crest (we'd just moved in) I introduced myself to someone and they said "Hey, are you related to Ethan Rasmussen?" Why yes, yes I am. That is pretty much how my whole life has gone. He was very extroverted and popular and involved in EVERYTHING. I am definitely not an introvert, but I was minimally involved, and those things I did do were generally with the same handful of people. But he did dance with me in our kitchen after he took social dance. He did play in the stream with me at Youth Conference even though it was off-limits. And we did spend our entire childhoods playing make-believe together. He was always the warrior that staved off horrible beasts and killed them to make food for us. What a good brother. He also used to ride his bike to church and I'd purposely wear a knee-length skirt so I could ride his pegs. He'd let me every time.
I'll have to do a post about Ethan another time. This post is about yesterday, the day he got married. To Kourtney. Sterling said "I have never seen Ethan smile so big." and it's true! He walked out of the temple with such a big grin on his face and he could not wipe it off! He was giddy and happy and nervous and everything perfect that a brand-new husband should be. I tried to get a picture with him, but my camera was having issues and Kourtney took a step away and it was TORTURE for him to stand by me one more second to snap a picture. But I'm glad I made him. When we were little everyone used to say how much we looked alike. Now...we both have brown eyes? Haha. He was so handsome and I am so happy for him.
HAHAHA. Gotta love waiting outside the temple for the couple to come out!
|Wyatt, Lindsay Ann, Megsie, Kam, Kali, Uncle Larry, Brynne, Amy, Derek|
I don't have a picture of mom and dad, Ethan and Kourtney and Kourtney's parents kissing (taken by the photographer) but I have to laugh about this tradition. Our family takes a picture like that at every wedding: bride and groom kissing, parent's of both the bride and groom kissing. The Facer's (is that how you spell her maiden name?) took some coaxing to kiss, but my parents? Oh no. The photographer's first comment was "I can see why you have eight kids!" (they have ten, but it's a forgivable offense, haha.) Anyway, this kissing picture of my brother Wyatt and his wife Lindsay Ann made me think of that.
Coming out of the temple!
|My parents and the bride and groom.|
This picture is my mother with all of my dad's sisters. Aunt Judy, Aunt LaVerle, Aunt Darlene, and my mother. Such stylin' ladies!
Now, the main purpose of this speedy post is for my dear sister Kayli who is far, far away in Switzerland. She is very sad she missed the wedding and she is our photographer. So, I apologize if all the photos bore other audiences, they are in here for her sake. Here ya go Kate, this is my view from the luncheon!
On to the reception. I know this is a lot for one post. I debated breaking it in to two, but you'd be scrolling anyway. So. Here is Nicolas asleep in the van. There was a lot of driving for us from Ogden to SLC, SLC to Ogden, Ogden to Logan, and back again that night. Luckily, we got to leave our little ones at my friend's house in the morning where I'm sure they had a LOT more fun and it left us to enjoy our morning without the one and two year old crowd (because really, can you imagine that crowd at a fancy luncheon?). Between Nicolas, Ruth and Will at least ONE of them were crying at all times on the drive from Ogden to Logan.
Once we got to the reception Ruth was a little clingy and ornery because she'd fallen asleep during the drive. I told her we were at a castle and she looked up at the big building and fancy lights and was in complete awe. She loved it. She also loved this fancy princess chair. She even thought Kourtney was a princess and would carefully steal touches of her dress. So sweet.
My handsome menfolk.
Ruthie and Will were just the cutest! Will did not last long, the reception started at seven and that is his bedtime, but he was cute before he fell asleep!
|This picture especially. Will looks like a perfect little baby-gentleman. I love his little no-teeth charming smile.|
|I am in LOVE with this laughing face of Ruthie--she's scrunching up her nose! It is so adorable!|
|Perfect smile of Ruth's.|
I love it when Ruthie hugs Will. I can't WAIT to see the family photos the photographer took. She had them sitting on the floor underneath the pretty chandeliers and then told Ruth to hug Will and she did it so happily and cute! The photographer went snap, snap, snap and I can't wait to see! But until then, here they are all scrunched up on the chair, but adorable nonetheless, in their prince and princess outfits. (Ruth was in LOVE with her necklace, too bad it didn't last very long, even after Kami fixed it once.)
This picture is for Kayli. I have no idea why my camera turned the tablecloths purple. They were a deep maroon went perfectly with the light peach chairs. Not at all purple like in the picture, but I thought I'd post this for you anyway.
I was twisting and turning around trying to make Ruth smile for the picture. Oh well.
All the nieces and nephews that were there!
|Devaney, Natalie, Jack, Ruthie, Harriet|
|I know it's blurry, but I thought Will looked so cute tacked on at the end there! (We ended up taking more photos of these guys when we realized we were missing Karlee, but I didn't manage to get any.)|
|Katelyn, Danica, Olivia|
|I was in love with Megan's hair!|
Devaney and Ruthie are the best of cousins! They are so sweet.
|I love this picture of Wyatt and Natalie!|
My cousin Clay and his family came and partied with us. Amy also saw Will's shoe and brought it back to me, thanks Amy.
|Hyrum, Devaney, Logan, Amy, Clay|
And now, for the best part, the dancing! They had a bit of a dance at the end. But the DJ was playing the entire reception, so yeah, there were people dancing the ENTIRE reception. My feet were feeling it that night when I took off my heels. It felt like after a high school dance. Sterling and I did get in some awesome swing songs though--we even remembered a few sweet moves. The DJ got out with us at the end and taught everyone a line dance-it was awesome. We had a great time!
|Danica and Megsie. LOVE it!|
I LOVE this next picture. Those boys.
(Gideon has a mint in his mouth, the kids were eating them all night.)
|Like father, like daughter. Wyatt and Hailey.|
|Ashlee and Tyson.|
|Brynne and Lynnaea. Love those faces.|
|Brooke and Karlee.|
|Love that the girls are all looking and Myles is screaming. So great.|
|Kisses for the boy.|
Ruthie thought the entire dance was great. She loves to dance and she loved that everyone else was dancing with her! She is the best.
|Lindsay Ann, not sure what this dance move it, but you go girl! Haha.|
|Brynne and Kiersten|
|Megsie and Myles|
|Cassidy and Ashlee|
|Andrea gave lessons for a while.|
|My gorgeous sister Megan chatting with my Uncle Larry.|
|Devaney and one of Kourtney's cousin's sons. They danced a LOT and when I snapped this picture his dad said I'd have to sent it their way.|
|Sterling and I dancing!|
|Great job being MC Amy!|
|Miriam and Maloree|
|Derek and Katelyn|
|Derek and Brooke|
|Super cute smile of Karlee's!|
|Listening to the performers.|
|Ethan and Kourtney dancing. I was really far away, and it was dark, and my camera did terrible.|
Ruth was adorable after Sterling sang his song I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz, everyone was clapping and she ran up to him clapping the whole time and then stood in front of him clapping. She was grinning from ear to ear and so excited!
There was some crazy Harlem Shake. Ethan is the horse. Ruth cried. Then she was clingy for quite a while after that. Poor girl.
Kayli, I know it's blurry, but I specifically took this picture so you could see her dress in detail. So beautiful.
There was a bouquet toss (Danica caught it because she is a foot taller than everyone), there was a garter throw, cake cutting, a daddy/daughter dance, and sparklers at the end (which Derek ran through before the couple appeared, it was awesome) for the couple to walk through. Lots of wonderful family for a wonderful event. Happy wedding!