Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dad and Tia's Wedding

Colby and I traveled down to St. George and then out to Orderville to participate in Dad and Tia's wedding. The reception and the ceremony were held at the park, we were panicking at about 4:00 PM while the rain came down. Brejden, you can see in the background, had no concerns and enjoyed it. Luckily, the rain stopped and it turned into a beautiful evening.

Tons of people helped out and assisted with, but, as usual, Kay and Sheri were incredible. Kay, with help from Andee, made seven salads and cut up tons of fresh fruit. Sheri made two cakes, one for Dad and one for Tia.
Tia's cake was gorgeous, Sheri never ceases to amaze me. Dad's cake, as you can see, was very inspired.
Sheri did it as a surprise, and boy were they! Dad and Tia were both pleased and tickled. The paint job on the side, courtesy of Dacia, matches Dad's boat perfectly.
The ceremony itself was beautiful. All of us children walked down the aisle first, Mily was a flower girl with Jaycee's help.
Brejden was the ring bearer and Josh, Tia's son, walked her down the aisle.

They wrote their own vows, which I know caused Dad a lot of stress. They were beautiful and the entire ceremony was perfect.
Dad, surprisingly, was nice during the cake cutting and feeding. (I think it was the thought of being cut-off before the Honeymoon had even started that kept him well behaved.)

The motley crew has gotten larger. Tia gained five children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Dad gained four children and a mother-in-law. This is the whole crew (sans Dad and Tia). Best Wishes to both!

Rock Band Party

For the last five years I have been lucky enough to be involved with the Young Women's Program in our Ward. As a final hurrah, we held a Rock Band Party at my house. The girls were amazed at my incredible drumming skills and my inability to carry a tune in a bucket. Lucky for them, being raised in the family that I have, I have no inhibitions and belt out the songs at the top of my voice.

It also happened to be Sarah's birthday so we had a fabulous cake, made by Emlyn, to go along with our pizza and festivities.

Fourth of July

For the Fourth of July, we held a final dutch oven event before we moved to Phoenix. We had friends over and enjoyed Colby's fabulous ribs, so tender they fall apart.
Colby, forgoing his usual smirk for the camera, decided to pose for the camera. He claims he was posing like I do for the camera but I deny that I ever do such a thing....

It is hard to leave behind all the friends and traditions we have created since we moved up here.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Phoenix Concert

We spent last weekend in Phoenix looking for a place to live. While we were there, we went to an outdoor concert at this great train park in Scottsdale. I loved the heat, but even I have to admit it was a little warm while we there. Colby and I stayed with Colby's cousin, Riley, and his cute little family. We all had a great time! I was surprised by how many people were there, considering when we got there at 8:00 it had cooled down to a balmy 100 degrees.

We found a place to live and will be moving the end of this month. We are excited to be starting the next phase of our life but sad to be leaving all the friends we have made behind. Watch for future posts on what is going on.

Amazing Dessert

Kim invited us over for an incredible dinner and for dessert she made these chocolate chip cookie sundae bowls. They were so yummy! I'm not going to says how many I ate but it was more than one and I am definitely going to make these in the future.


Hill Air Force Base did their first Airshow in years and I let Colby talk me into going, us and about 250,000 other people. It was incredible to see all the different types of planes and the amazing ticks they could do.
Colby was in seventh heaven (yep, totally geeking out). He enjoyed every minute of it and took alot of amazing photos of the planes in the air.
Having never been to an airshow before, I didn't quite know what to expect. I was shocked by the number of people who showed up to watch and the aerial acrobatics that were displayed by the pilots.
I have to admit that after about an hour of the show, I was bored. But, never fear...have book, will travel. I settled in and enjoyed being outdoors, even if I did get sunburnt. It was worth fighting the crowd to see it and I highly recommend, if you get the chance, that you go yourself.

Shawn's B-Day

Things have been hectic lately and a lot of other things have taken up my time, so I'm going to try and get caught up on my postings. A couple of weeks ago (and I am embarrassed to say how long ago, so I won't) we went bowling for Shawn, Colby's best friend, B-day. I have to admit Wii bowling has given me a highly inaccurate perception of my bowling skills. That's right, I am an amazing Wii bowler, we won't talk about my real bowling skills.

We had a great time hanging out with the crowd and the kids were entertaining to watch bowl. Especially since they forgot which lane was theirs half the time.