Sunday, October 25, 2009

I love my family. They're all favorites. However, my cousin Jace holds a special place in my heart. As kids, we fought (and occassionally played ball), as teenagers he introduced me to his cool friends (because California boys are always better, right?), as adults he has become a good friend, a good uncle-cousin to my kids, and my personal chef (okay, not really, but if he ever lives near me, he's invited to dinner every night!). He is the one who came closest to living out my dreams of becoming a Yankee, and I adore him! So, I'm sooooooo so happy that I got to attend his wedding last week. Being there for his special day almost made spending 30 hours in the car with the kids by myself worth it. Almost.


Jace's beautiful bride, Angela. EmJ was enthralled with the bride and bridesmaids...princesses!
Willie and Benjamin were enthralled with the fact that there was a playground right outside the reception hall. Willie ruined his suit. That's my boy!


Angela about to throw the bouquet. I included this picture because it's the only one that shows her awesome shoes. (Seriously, girls, enlarge the pic.)



The groom/mother dance. Aunt Traci looked hot! (She made that observation herself...I'm just quoting her!)



First dance. Awwww!




Sam blended in with the decor, though she didn't show a lot of decorum...hiking up her dress, sliding around on the floor, and leaving the reception for good once she discovered that there was a park.



The boys and cousin Kiffyn. They were smitten...never mind that they have a sister the same age, Kiffyn's cooler.



Lindsey, Sam, and Kiffyn dancing the night away. I think both, no, all three girls are about to collapse from exhaustion.



And she did, as soon as we got in the car Sam was out. She slept well that night, as I recall.


I was exhausted, too, because not only did I drive for 30 hours to get to Bakersfield and back, but I had to lug that tummy around with me. 16.5 weeks and I already look pregnant? Not cool.
(P.S. Yes, that was an announcement. You can all congratulate me now, or say, "Neener, neener," if you already knew, or shoot daggers if I have seen you recently and not said a word!)

One final note. The Yankees won the night of Jace's wedding. (I would wager that if you go back to all the important dates in our family, you would notice a decisive victory trend.) Yes, our family creates our own Yankee magic!!!









14 comments:

Danielle said...

It looks llike you are having a lot of fun! We miss you guys and Congrats on the newest baby!

Kelly said...

Cute tummy! And congrats!

Lisa said...

Congrats Kirsten and to your family!!! You are a great mom and are going to do wonders with number 5.

Jenna said...

Congrats on number 5 on the way! I can't believe how much your kids have grown! I love your haircut and I hope that one day I'm up your way or you're down here, because I miss seeing you!! OH and congrats on the Yankees getting into the World Series!

Angie Fellows said...

Congratulations! You look adorable!

Kacey said...

Congrats Kirstin! 5 kids- you amaze me :) I hope you're feeling great- you look great for having your 5th kid.

Amber Addams said...

Congratulations! You pull off pregnancy so beautifully, what a cute little baby bump! I am excited for you guys!

ashtrost said...

If it makes you feel better I saw you two days ago and you didn't even look pregant. Way to be brave and have lots of kids. I'm always jealous of people that can do it. Oh, and that dress is beautiful.

Erin and Ryan said...

Congratulations!! Wow, number 5 and you look amazing. I think you are pretty much wonderwoman :)

LP said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
I expect to hear if it is a boy our girl in the next few weeks. :) You are wonderful!

Angela said...

Such good pictures! If you have any others, could you email them to me? Thanks for coming out. It was a blast. Plus, I didn't even notice you were pregnant at grandma's when you first came!! Looking great :)

Jaime said...

We figured it was about time!! Big Congrats!

Lyndsey said...

Congratulations! You look great - I look like that when I'm about 2 weeks pregnant! Your kids look so big in all the pictures, where does the time go?!

Melissa said...

congrats!!!