At the beginning of January we headed to St. George to attend our niece Riley's wedding. She was just a toddler when Sean and I first started dating and now here she is all grown up and married! It has been fun seeing her grow up and a little surreal to think she now has a family of her own. Hunter seems like a great guy and we wish them an eternity of happiness together. The ceremony itself was really beautiful-- one of my favorite I have attended. The sealer told us that every latter-day prophet except Joseph Smith had also been in that same room, which I thought was really neat.
Riley was a beautiful bride. My favorite part of the reception was watching she and her dad have a father/daughter dance. It was one of the sweetest things I have seen and made me choke up. It made me put myself in Shane and Erin's shoes and imagine what it will feel like to have a child leaving the nest.
It was a lot of fun because Sean's brothers that we very rarely see both traveled to St. George also. Steven and Sophie came from Virginia and it was the first time our kids had met Sophie. They hit it off right away and had a great time swimming and hanging out together. Zach, Reeta, and Claire all came from Texas and it was great spending time with them as well. I wish these family get togethers could happen more!
John, Sean, and Steven
On our drive back home, we decided to stop at Toquerville Falls. We have wanted to see it for quite awhile and figured it was a great time since it was on the way. You have to do some fairly decent off-roading, but it was a lot of fun. Steven, Sophie, John and Sylvia came with us and we all crammed in Sean's car.
The falls were really cool and it was definitely worth the drive!