my big brother got married!

Dan is a married man and I have another sister-in-law! Welcome to the family, Jenn!DSC_0141

Last week we hit the air to get to Breckenridge for Dan’s wedding. All our flights went smoothly, and other than a ridiculously long shuttle ride up to Breckenridge, our travel was without hiccups. We DID have twelve hour travel days on Thursday and Sunday, but it was worth it to get to see Dan and Jenn surrounded by people who adore them.

Their ceremony was up above a reservoir with mountains rising up from its surface. The view was breathtaking! Bry and John had to pull Grandma down on her walker which was quite the bumpy ride for a lady turning 90 in a couple months, but she’s a tough one!


It’s hard to see with the blue lake behind it, but if you look closely you’ll see one of many Stellar Jays that blessed their ceremony!

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This fox visited their reception, but sadly, folks have definitely been feeding him. Hopefully he is savvy enough not to get hit by a car!

It was an absolute blessing to hear him give heartfelt and loving vows as well as a toast that had the women in our family in tears (a focus was on my mom and how she taught him to believe in the impossible–and ask for it!). As if that wasn’t enough, Dan has moves! Who knew? Their first dance was lovely and I heard people around the room remarking on their moves! Somehow they made a Justin Beiber song sweet too! DSC_0159 DSC_0160 DSC_0161 DSC_0163 DSC_0167 DSC_0169 DSC_0174 DSC_0178 DSC_0180 DSC_0181 DSC_0183 DSC_0184 DSC_0186 DSC_0194 DSC_0198 DSC_0207 DSC_0208 DSC_0209 DSC_0213 DSC_0219 DSC_0221 DSC_0225 DSC_0226 DSC_0238 DSC_0239 DSC_0261 DSC_0263 DSC_0269 DSC_0271 DSC_0272 DSC_0276 DSC_0281 DSC_0283 DSC_0290 DSC_0291 DSC_0292 DSC_0298 DSC_0299 DSC_0307 DSC_0309 DSC_0310 DSC_0323

Good thing I was in charge of reception photos because I needed that camera in front of me during the mother son dance because I was sobbing. Sheesh.

Since we had Friday and part of Saturday before the shindig began, I got to spend a good chunk of time with my mom, John, and my grandma, PLUS Sam and Paul were there. That makes for a damn fine weekend. We got to get out and hike, right out of the door of the house we rented.Both days we got to sit in the house’s hot tub, and eat yummy food! We checked out town too. Breckenridge is amazing because the ski slope is RIGHT THERE. The gondola literally leaves from town. It is the town. I liked it.DSC_0049 DSC_0050 DSC_0052 DSC_0053 DSC_0054 DSC_0057 DSC_0060 DSC_0061 DSC_0064 DSC_0065 DSC_0066 DSC_0067 DSC_0070 DSC_0073 DSC_0077 DSC_0080 FullSizeRender-3 FullSizeRenderDSC_0070 DSC_0073

We missed the pups a lot, but got some updates from Rachel and Ben who were kind enough to take them on REALLY short notice (since we take them everywhere, it only occurred to me the Saturday before that we had no plans for where they’d stay!).

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