Eric's brother Jeff is my age.
He was one of Eric's roommates soon after we met, and they used to come over to our apartment in Rexburg to study their geography and math homework. We all used to be super close and then Jeff moved away. :(
Right after Parker and my birthdays we drove up to Portland because little Jeff was getting married.
At this point I've only met his wife a few times, but when I have met her I adore her.
And her story (which is not mine to share) is incredible - I truly feel that she was put into this family for all of us to learn and grow from her, rather than the other way around. She is an amazing person with much strength and heart, more than most people have at twice her age.
The trip to Portland was fun. Short, but nice.
We spent some fun time with family, a great time at the wedding, and then it was over too quick.
We went out to dinner just the five of us at the Original Taco House in Portland. It was pretty yummy, and the kids were amazingly well behaved.
Eric and I went on a quick date night to pick up Voodoo Doughnuts - even after seven years of marriage I had never had one of these famed donuts. Verdict = delicious!!
Jeff and Brittany's wedding was in this gorgeous little chapel, seriously it was beautiful, the entire setting, the weather, the decorations, the bride, the groom, it was wonderful.
There wasn't a formal reception but there was a luncheon for all who came to the wedding after at the Stone Cliff Inn. I'm not the hugest Twilight fan ever (though I did read the books and watch the movies) but apparently this was a great place for a luncheon because it was used in the very first movie!!!
Have you ever seen a more beautiful dress????? I tell you this endless parade of weddings we have been going to this summer makes me want to get married all over again!
After the wedding luncheon Eric and I took Jeff and Brittany to the airport for their honeymoon to DISNEYLAND!!! It must be a Marshall family tradition to do this! After that everyone was so tired from preparing for the wedding (well, we really didn't do that much, but Eric's parents were dead) that we kind of just hung out for the next day and a half until we left.
We went to the mall and Paxton enjoyed going up and down (and up and down and up and down and up and down) the escalator. We must have been there for a solid fifteen minutes.
Preslie was ecstatic to keep some of the flowers from the wedding. She has been wandering around the house with real flowers (or fake ones made of legos, paint brushes, dolls, anything she can think of) saying that she is getting married. Slow down little one, I don't even want to think of that yet!
And we went on several walks along the nature paths. They are so much prettier in Oregon than they are in Idaho.