On Friday it was time to make our way to the wine country of Temecula. Breathtaking beauty, especially at sister Sharon's huge rental home overlooking the hills and vineyards. We were invited there for dinner on Friday night and had a great time with all her kids and grandkids.
Saturday morning was time for wedding rehearsal. It was SO hot during that I was afraid I would melt! (outdoor wedding). We survived and headed to another beautiful winery for the rehearsal brunch. It was such fun, so good, so lovely....a fun memory.
The big event was Sunday at 5:00. Fortunately, the weather was not as hot, the shade was on the guests and Matt and Janelle had a gorgeous wedding. Matt walked me and Joan down the aisle, Drew carried the rings, Ryan and Janelle's nephew carried a cute sign and Kayley pulled Levi down in a decorated wagon. They all did fabulous. The reception area was equally beautiful and a great time. A lovely memory for our families!
Monday we traveled closer to the airport for our Tuesday flights home. On the way we stopped at Laguna Beach to spend the day with Ron and Melissa and children who were on vacation in CA and made sure they arranged it around the wedding. So great to have them there. We had a huge surprise when nephew Aaron and girlfriend Sonia walked up to our beach spot! They spent the day with us.
It was a great trip, beautiful wedding, lovely new daughter-in-law, many memories! Pics in random order to follow! :-)
|The Thiel at Disneyland|
|Matt and Janelle at the reception|
|My handsome son-in-law and handsome grandson!|
|Janelle with her wedding party. Very stunning group of ladies!|
|All dressed up and still smiling!|
|Storybook Land at Disney|
|Buckle up, Ryan. Matt doesn't go on baby rides!|
|Great day at Disneyland, CA|
|Ryan getting buried alive by his father|
|Hot tubbing at the rental|
|Rehearsal day and a beautiful Kayley|
|Matt and Janelle and her family...Tim, Joan, Courtney, Jeremy and children.|
|Janelle enjoying rehearsal brunch with her cute nephew|
|Mom is happy...so is Matt!|
|Pre wedding beautification|
|What a gorgeous group of grandchildren!|