Friday, May 1, 2009

Just Married

My nephew, Jonathan (Craig's oldest and only son), married Heather Elise Sampson last Friday in the Houston, Texas LDS temple. I attended the sealing ceremony that morning where they were married "for time and all eternity"; it was a simple and beautiful wedding. Afterwards, photographs of the wedding party, family, and friends were taken on the temple grounds. For the wedding luncheon, Craig treated us all to a huge meal at Pappasito's Cantina. That evening, a lovely reception was held in their honor at the Avalon on the lakefront. The weather was ideal--warm with a light breeze. It was a beautiful day.
Welcome to the family, Heather!

A beautiful day at the temple.

Jon with his four sisters: Jessie, Kristi, Kelly, and Katie.

Jon with his handsome groomsmen and college roommates.

One of the bridesmaids enjoying a moment with the guys.

My niece Kristen lets her little guy cool off in the fountain.

Lunch at Pappasito's.

Delicious food and so much of it!

Craig brings tears to everyone's eyes as he expresses love for his son.

Jon takes the mic.

We're married!

Jon is a gifted musician and simply amazing on the piano. To hear samples of his original work, google Jonathan Cheney or click here.


  1. I LOVE WEDDINGS!!! I never realized that the Houston Temple looked like's so unique and beautiful!

  2. Those are awesome piano songs! Congrats to them! My cousins live down the street from the Houston temple! My cousin Stephanie just got married there the December before last!

  3. Rachel, your cousins must live in a mighty fine house. Champion Forest is an extremely upscale community. BEAUTIFUL!!!

  4. This is random, but I love the picture of the Houston temple. Could you give me the name of the photographer so I can contact him about getting a copy? Thanks so much, my email address is