Back in August my sister Brenna and her fiance Michael Pickett got married in the Newport Beach temple. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful wedding. We are very happy for them and wish them the best of luck in life! They are living in Provo now working and going to school.
Excuse the low quality pics. They're all from my phone :(
|the pickett family|
It was a long and hot day. Very fun and very busy. By the time it was reception clean up hour, our kiddos were long gone. Thankfully. They slept peacefully while we cleaned. Gotta love family weddings! It was a great day!
The very next evening was an open house being thrown up in Napa Valley area. We decided to make the trip up to Northern California with my dad to be there in support of them. It was a 6-7 hour drive, but we made it fun. We took the straight away route up, but on the way home we took the longer route to drive home along the coast. We stopped at all these fun site seeing spots along the way. It felt like a mini vacation. We had a great time. We only wished we had longer to spend seeing more things!
|somewhere in norcal. super windy!|
We were about to pull into the neighborhood of the reception (and were right on time) when this motorcyclist in front of us hit a cone and fell onto the road. It was scary and he was hurt bad. We of course stopped to help and called police. A helicopter and firefighters were there in minutes. It was nuts! But he turned out to be ok. We rushed to the reception to change after they said we could go.
|after the open house the picketts invited us to stay longer for a pizza/swim party. they were super nice and fun.|
|after a long day in the car, partying, and swimming...these girls were goners.|
The next morning we got up and hit the road home. We took the scenic route home and made sure to hit some awesome sightseeing spots on the way home. It was a blast. We started by driving through the city of San Fran and driving across the bridge. It was amazing. I love that city.
|we stopped at a cool place selling fresh grown garlic. Random. But beautiful.|
|Big Sur. Major bucket list item for me!|
|elephant seal beach. Central California is amazing.|
|Gumball Alley in SLO. Another bucket list item. So rad!|
|pointing to where we contributed|
Such a fun trip and a fun wedding! I close with a naughty pic of June at the Napa open house. She loved their pool. It had changing colored lights. Congrats to my lil sis and her hubby!
We love you guys!