A few good men


The first half of 2013 was a busy time for the Parsons – my sister Becca got married in January, and my sister Sarah got married in April.

In the past, the thought of “brother-in-law” never really crossed my mind. I’ve had a sister-in-law (the world’s best) since I was 18, but that’s as far as my in-law reality stretched; I never spent much time thinking about what my sisters’ future partners would be like – probably because I assumed I’d have a husband before I had a brother-in-law. Courtesy chuckle.

But then, in quick succession, my younger sisters married really, really wonderful guys. Our family has grown by 2 this year (well, 3 if you count Becca’s new puppy the Grizz), and these guys have joined the circus that is the Parsons with grace and humor and generosity and care. I’m so thankful that we all love them (I’m sure they’re thankful for that, too – because we can be a cantankerous bunch).

My brother and sister-in-law captured Becca and Michael’s wedding back in January, and have done it again for Sarah and Creighton. The full post is here – and a glimpse is below. My favorite part (besides Micah and Tyler as hobbits, obviously, and Zion with the Grizz) is the look on Creighton and Sarah’s faces.

the day sarah and creighton got married. from WE ARE THE PARSONS on Vimeo.

In the words of Jo March, “I could never love anyone as I love my sisters.” And today, I’m thankful for the good men who love them, too.



  1. The Zadge on June 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Beautiful! I love the red barn!

  2. Beth on June 13, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Annie- it’s so good to see your sweet baby nephew I remember praying for when you wrote of him many months ago- he is precious!- so beautiful! And your sister’s dress is gorgeous. Such a beautiful day!

  3. mrs. chesney on June 14, 2013 at 8:45 AM


  4. Michael Rhyne on June 15, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    OH! Your family certainly knows how to have a wedding! Loved your dress, btw…you are so pretty. But, you know, really, the Ringbearers stole the show, along with your little nephew and the puppy! Anyway, gorgeous bride, gorgeous groom, and fabulous, funny photos. My best to all for happiness and health and much love.

  5. Shelby on June 15, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    This just made my day. I am SOO happy that the boys were hobbits. Sarah is so lucky to have had such brave boys bear the rings. I’ve been waiting for this post! Congratulations Sarah!!!
    I miss your beautiful family.

  6. Sarah Kate on June 17, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    It’s striking to me how much you and Sarah favor each other. Seems to be more as you get older (older but not in a bad way. :))

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