Thursday, August 03, 2017

Matt and Janelle get married!

July 16 was the date. Temecula, CA was the place! We all decided to make a family vacation out of this trip out west and we had a grand time. Mark and I flew out of Des Moines on July 10th to Santa Ana. Megan and Andy and children flew from Peoria to the same airport, same day. We had rented a home 5 minutes from Disneyland and stayed there through Thursday, July 13th. Matt and Janelle joined us all at Disneyland for the day on Tuesday and Matt joined us on Wednesday at California Adventure. Thursday was a "free" day so we took the children to Huntington Beach for the day. They had a blast in the surf and sand with their boogie boards, etc. That evening we grilled at our rental and everyone got in the pool and hot tub.  Drew, Kayley and Ryan loved that pool and we were all thrilled with that home. I would definitely stay there again should a reason arise!

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

Surf's up!

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 is Matt!

Happy trio

Pre wedding beautification


What a gorgeous group of grandchildren!


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