Wednesday, August 19, 2009

2nd Photographer

As a rule when we attend weddings, Jeff enjoys taking extra pictures as a special gift for the bride and groom.  He ends up being a second photographer of sorts.  Photography is his favorite hobby (aside from playing with the boys) as is evidenced by the tens of thousands of photos he has saved on our computer!  This is just one way for him to use his gifts and talents to bless others in his life.  He's even beginning to have people approach him to take pictures at their special events.  Here are a few of his favorites from last weekend's wedding...

Wedding Weekend Extravaganza!

This last weekend there were two important weddings happening on the same day, so Jeff and I decided to divide and conquer.  Jeff went to Oregon to attend a wedding for a friend of the family and I went to my cousin Michael's wedding in Modesto.  I drove up with my parents and the boys for our very first real roadtrip experience.  We loaded up in our relatively new minivan (affectionately dubbed "the Mother Ship" by my nephew Jeremy) and headed out on Friday morningish.  Little did we know it would take a whopping 9 hours to drive to Modesto with two infants!  The boys hardly slept on the way and their bedtime shifted from their usual 7:30 to after 10:00 for the entire weekend.  Needless to say, it was an exhausting trip.  The wedding was beautiful though and it was well worth the work to see Michael get married.  We also got to take a side trip before coming home and visited my aunt and cousins in Half Moon Bay.  Here are some pics from our weekend...

Sammy & Uncle Billy

Mom, Jeremy & Dad

Nanna Carroll & Wesley

I honestly didn't plan for us to match!

Michael with his bride and Dori

Cousin Heather & Aunt Melissa

Lacey & Evan
(the wedding Jeff attended in Oregon)