Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Pregnancy makes me crazy. Not just emotionally insane (although, that too), but also sort of just stupid. I kind of lose my grip on reality. I forget to consider the consequences of my actions. Like wearing high-heels, for instance.

This pregnancy, most of the results of my insanity have been good. I've moved, I've started a preschool, and on Sunday I returned from an 1800 mile trip that we spread out over an exhaustingly short 3 days. And yes, I am due in two weeks. (Don't worry. Brad's EMT-Basic trained. He totally could have handled delivering a baby in the car.)

It was my brother's wedding. Good cause, no? Still, you should have seen the looks I got from well-meaning wedding attendees insisting I was completely nuts.

That's just what every pregnant woman loves to hear.

But it was fun. I might even say it was worth it if my car wasn't suffering the after-effects of the tantrums of two young children in the car for 28 hours in one weekend.

I do not want to clean that thing.

No photos, Mom. We're miserable.

I should probably also remember for next time that the car is uncomfortable.

Okay, no. Car trip and all, the trip was fantastic. Fast. Fun.

The ceremony was beautiful.

The reception was at La Caille. No need to say more.

But I will anyway. Of course.

I should warn you that this will be long. And probably boring. You read at your own risk.

The place is amazing.

The food is incredible.

 The plant life... invasive.

Yes. That is a golfing strip for poor bored gentleman. Brad took full advantage.

And my children even behaved. Through a formal sit-down lunch.

Grace enjoyed every minute. She and Claire were genuinely spoiled by my family and she was thrilled by the attention.

...until Aunt Karlee won the bouquet toss instead of her.

And then she was sort of devastated.

But that wasn't why we went. This is why we went:
Is it just me blushing right now? Whew!

I, for one, am really excited for Lilian to be in my family. I love her.

And... bonus. We even got to sneak a trip to Ogden to see the Neville family for a couple of hours.

The whole thing was crazy. We are crazy. But it was a blast. Even if we didn't get rewarded with any beautiful photographic souvenirs of our trip. I mean, look at that charming, photogenic family there.


  1. Congrats to Elliott and Lilian! That place looks AMAZING! I've never heard of it, but holy cow! It's beautiful. By the way, you definitely don't look 9 months pregnant at all.

  2. i second the notion of you not looking nine months pregnant. what a gorgeous wedding. I love your writing.

  3. I was just about to say the same thing- where's your belly? The wedding looked beautiful, I'm glad you were able to make it:)

  4. There is a really cute family pic of you guys on the neville website. Everyones eyes are open! Bonus!

  5. There is something seriously wrong with the fact that I cannot, I repeat CANNOT, even tell that you are pregnant in that last picture. For the love.

  6. Elise, your blog always lights up my day. I love your sense of humor.

  7. Ok. I just laughed. REALLY hard after reading your blog about non-photogency (yes, it's a word!) and there you are with the classic half-eyes shut! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! TOO FUNNY!!!! But you're still beautiful!