Meet Nate and Venessa Durbano. The newest Mr. and Mrs. Durbano, as of August 24th! Nate is my twin brother, and Venessa is his lovely wife, and my latest and greatest sister-in-law. I had little faith that there was any woman out there in this world that could tame my dear brother, and my testimony in miracles has therefore increased. Venessa did it! She is the sweetest girl I have ever met, and I can confidently say that I think they are perfect for each other. A perfect balance. They got married in the Salt Lake Temple last Friday in the very same sealing room that Rhett and I got married in a few months ago. I thought it appropriate, we being twins and all. A pat on the back to my parents for hosting two weddings in their yard in one summer. The yardwork has been extensive. (I sculpted the hedges with a chainsaw, I'm very proud to say)
Venessa is from Burley, Idaho, and so they had a formal reception up there on Saturday night. I've never seen such a picturesque setting. Her family lives right on the Snake river, their backyard has a dock that they pull the boat up to, and they wakeboard in their backyard! It's amazing.
And let me just illustrate how cool Venessa is: She was wakeboarding ONE HOUR prior to her reception.
She's good enough that she didn't even get her hair wet. This is her getting back INTO the boat, after doing little jumps off the wake and everything. Dry hair and a smile.
Then I got cocky and thought, I can do that. Into the river I go, certain that I can also wakeboard without getting my hair wet. Not so. I faceplanted it.
But I will say that once my hair was good and wet, there was no sense in holding back, so I tried to go for a good jump. I'm not very good at wakeboarding tricks - so far I've pretty much mastered getting 6 inches of air and I've been quite proud of that accomplishment. But there on the Snake River, I broke my air record, as documented below.
PS I landed it.
PS I landed it.
Overall, it was an amazing weekend. We had such a good time boating with Venessa's family, and the reception was beautiful.
Here's Rhett and I on the boat. Rhett went waterskiing after I went wakeboarding, but I didn't get any pictures of him because they dropped me off immediately to jump in the shower and try to get ready in time for the reception. Sorry Rhett!