Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Our trip for the wedding took us to California.  Ironically enough, Concord, California to be exact.  We just can't get enough of Concord.  We were greeted Friday morning in the lobby of the hotel by this precious love.....oh how we have missed Liam!

We ate breakfast in the lobby and reunited with everyone there! We were SO so excited to see them!  Caroline gave everyone huge hugs and wouldn't let go, it was the best scene to watch.  Unfortunately there was a Creepy McCreepface (who my family had met the day before) there with a notebook and she was super interested in all the kids. She was writing everything down: names, birthdays, who belonged to who...freaky. Adam confronted her and she said that she didn't have to take his harassment and told him she was a trained psychiatrist. Whatever...I think she received her training from all the times she had been seen. Come to find out she is a resident in a program there that houses stable mentally challenged patients. After that we just brought food to the kids in our rooms.

The wedding was at the Oakland Temple.  I have never seen such vibrant and abundant flowers!  They were a perfect backdrop for the beautiful couple.  The ceremony was incredible and I of course began crying right when Clark and Kate entered the room.  They were radiant and I was so excited for them.

The handsome groom with his sisters who just adore him!

The wedding dinner was quaint and so memorable.  It was in the backyard of the home Kate grew up in.  White tent, twinkle lights, cobble stone path, fragrant flowers, and loved ones.  Kate's family was so enjoyable to be with and Adam and I wish we could hang out with them more!
Caroline loved hanging out with all of her aunts and uncles.

ALL of the sisters!  Welcome to the family Mrs. Winegar!

And...when we weren't celebrating with wedding festivities, we kicked up our heels and went out on the town!  We had two minutes to spare to catch our ferry to Alcatraz.  There was actually an old inmate there on the island who was signing his new book.  He had been there in prison for bank robbery.  I was a bit creeped out being right there with a former inmate, but I thought it was cool all at the same time.  We did so many things and a trip to San Fran wouldn't be complete without a trip to Ghiradelli Square for a sinful ice cream treat, a ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, or some warm chowda in a sourdough bread bowl on the wharf.


Kristen Gardiner said...

Beautiful pictures! We miss you guys but we're glad that you're having fun. But what was with the Creepy McCreepface????


Dan and Jen said...

What great pictures! And what a beautiful day! Clark and Kate look like they are a cute, cute couple. Congratulations to everyone!!! How crazy about that creepy lady?!?! Good for Adam for confronting her. It's fun to see pics of the whole family. You all look great!!

Sarah Z said...

looks like a blast! How fun to catch a vaca during your vaca! You are so photogenic I can't get over it...Caroline is just like you! BTW the Oakland temple is one of my favorites. I haven't been inside yet, but I love the grounds! See you soon...