Friday, October 15, 2010

Another Quick Road Trip

It was a Tuesday morning while I was out walking with Laura that I got a phone call from my sister Donna who said she "might" get married on Saturday - she wanted to know what I thought about her eloping to the Salt Lake Temple.  After I assured her I would do whatever was necessary to be there she was happy.  Plans immediately went into play and many phone calls were delivered between all the sisters and my mom.  We all planned on the event even though it was still a maybe.  I made plans to travel with Rebekah and Rachel early Friday morning as it was the most cost efficient in getting the most of us there.  (But driving again?!!)
Does this look familiar to anyone?

This structure is slowly falling into deterioration each time we see it somewhere in Nevada
We drove up on Friday morning and left for home on Sunday morning.   Sure enough this time she got married!  There is something really special having the whole family seating in a sealing room watching the last sibling get married.   I couldn't help thinking of my grandmothers and the efforts and love they put into all their children and how legacies are passed along.
Donna and Parley Estes October 9, 2010
We couldn't resist putting on a reception for this elopement and since plans had already been made months ago and cancelled it wasn't hard to pick them all up again and go for it.  On Wednesday my sisters Laura and Sharon made and put out announcement invitations and we actually had quite a few friends and my mom's neighbors show up at the reception!   Of course with our large family and Parley's large family we had a crowd anyway.
Donna greeting a friend

Relatives gathering

The kids couldn't resist giving them a few more traditions

Actually it could have been worse
Now all of my mom's children are married, the first girl and the last being married in the Salt Lake Temple.  She has over 50 grandchildren with more expected this year.  It sure is nice when the children are something to be proud of and when they are contributing to society.  Life isn't quite so nice when they are ugly and not living up to their potential.  Here's hoping I'll get all of my children to be service oriented, happy, and productive citizens of the world.  It would be REALLY nice to see some of them get married..... in the adorable wonderful spouses....... and let me play with some GRAND BABIES.  No pressure or anything...........

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