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Sunday, May 24, 2009

To Have And To Hold

Jessie and Esther's Engagement Pictures

Jessie and Esther in Logan Canyon, Spring 2009

My younger sister Esther (aka Essie) was married yesterday May 23rd to Jessie Smitheram. Esther and Jessie were glowing with joy as they were married to one another. They had a great turnout and we are all excited for them as they enter their new life together. I think Jessie will be a great addition to our family and I look forward to getting to know him better.

My parents gave the couple a traditional Maori wedding with traditional Maori food and entertainment. At the conclusion of the Maori program, the couple addressed the audience. I was really proud of each of them, they did a great job.

I love having five sisters! I admire, love and respect each one of these amazing ladies. From L-R: Ana, Tashina, Laura, Esther, Moana, and Kiriana. Hooray for sisters!

Esther is a twin and Ezekiel is her twin fraternal brother. They celebrated their 19th Birthday on May 21st. They are holding our older brother Clint and sister-in-law Laura's twins. We thought it would be neat if we had a picture of twins holding twins. Another interesting fact is that the baby twins they are holding were the same birth weight as each of them. Both in weight and size.

The Wedding was super gorgeous and the happy couple was grinning from ear to ear all evening as they were joined to one another. I spent so much time gabbing with others that I didn't get very many pictures and so I had to "borrow" most of these from other family members. The food was fabulous, the entertainment amazing, and we all had a great evening with loved ones.


Samantha said...

Esther looks gorgeous! Wish we could have been there. We were planning on it but then my kids all got sick. Bah. Thanks for the pictures!!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

She is gorgeous and I love the twins holding twins picture, how awesome!!!! I love your family, you are very blessed!

The Holcombs said...

Thanks for posting them, Esther looks so pretty and happy. I love the pic with the twins a great idea. wish we could have been there