My little sister's wedding

 July 22-24th, 2011
I had decided early on that for one of the months during the summer I would do fewer appearances and more family things.  It wasn't hard to determine what month that would be, with my sister, Samantha's wedding taking place in July.   The weekend after the 4th we decided to steal her away for a long weekend in Arizona to celebrate the ending of her bachelorette status.  With mom, sisters, and friends in tow we headed to Scottsdale.  With two weeks until the wedding we were able to make some lists, create a plan of attack for when we returned, and of course get a tan. 
The next few weeks were filled with fun and exciting wedding details.  I could hardly wait to watch her marry the man of her dreams.  Jarrod is a perfect addition to our large, crazy family.
The wedding fun began with a family golf tournament on Friday followed with beauty treatments for the girls.  Saturday we all ventured to Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur for our rehearsal with a fabulous rehearsal luncheon at Maggianos.  After lunch many headed to Washington Park for some Volleyball before keeping with tradition and going separate ways.  The girls all stayed at my mom's where we celebrated my sister and stayed up way too late.  The boys went to the hotel where Jarrod's whole family stayed.

with the bride and other bridesmaids, what a great group of girls.

With everyone up and running around, my sister Courtney began beautifying us all.  Samantha looked like she was clipped from the pages of Bridal magazine......Stunning and perfect in every way.  Courtney nailed the look and continued to do so on all the bridesmaids.  The day was exceptional and we are blessed to have Jarrod and his family join ours.

Our first family photo