Friday, May 30, 2008
It was so nice to be able to attend my cousins wedding while we were in Utah. She was married in the Salt Lake Temple. It was a beautiful day! The girls just love being with their Grandma Sally! Uncle Joey is always keeping Mckenzie entertained. Thanks so much Joey! Me and my Mae Mae...
Pretty cousin Chelsey and Mckenzie. The Girls..it's always so much fun hanging out with my mom and my sister. There is always a joke going on and never a dull moment. Kaylee, Mckenzie, and Emma. They all looked so cute that night! Quick! It looks like Kaylee needs mouth to mouth..it's a good thing that we have Mckenzie trained!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
We went to Cher's 1st Birthday Party @ Chuck-E-Cheese. It was so much fun to get together with old friends, I can't believe all of the kids we have, so crazy... So we decided to start an annual retreat with some of my friends from high school. We went up to Deer Valley and stayed in Emilee's family condo. We went shopping at the outlets. Had a great dinner and rented 27 dresses. But we didn't quite make it to the movie because we stayed up until 4 am talking. Brings back memories of being single and staying up late. Addie and Kaylee we the two babies that came along. We were missing Bella, Cher, & Mckenzie but we were glad to get a little break as well!
Danielle did such a great job cutting Kaylee's hair. She cut it into a little bob and then put her hair in pig tails. Thanks Danielle! This picture reminds me of pictures I have in the past. Almost a repeat of how it was when Danielle and I were little. I was always the one who picked on her, and that is just what Kaylee did to Afton. She was just trying to give loves but they were just a little to hard for Afton to handle. Cute Afton. She just turned one.
We met up with my cousins Danielle and Amanda, & Amber along with their kids. We took them to Kangaroo Zoo to let them get out all of their wiggles. We tried attempting getting a picture with all of the kids on the couch, but this was the best we got. To our suprise we saw some of our good friends there. This is Hailey and she is one of Mckenzie's friends. Her mother passed away from Leukemia a little over a month ago, and so she was staying with her Grandma Wendy "Chicky Wendy" is what Mckenzie calls her. It was so fun to talk with them for awhile and let Mckenzie and Hailey play. I know this is a blurry picture, but I just wanted to show Skyler that yes, I did go down the slides with Mckenzie (I am not a fuddie duddie of a mom all of the time) My cousin Amanda and her week old daughter Lydia. It was so fun getting to see her and her much needed little girl. I say that because she already has two little boys that keep her very busy! Congrats Amanda & Brock!
It was so much fun getting together with Erin, Kathryn, and Lindsay. We went out on a whim one day and decided to go up to Gateway Mall in SLCC. We ate lunch at Cheesecake Factory and went shopping. I have not had that much fun in a long time. Every second we turned around there was a funny situation from getting drinks at Starbucks(ask me later) to shopping at Anthropolgie and Lindsay's steal of a deal summer dress. Also you should ask Erin how to take a baby stroller down an escaltor she is a pro.. Thanks so much girls..for fun unforgettable memories. "mini Erin & mini Angie just trying to re-bond" This is Kathryns adorable daughter Brynlee!
I bought these matching outfits for the girls because I thought they were so darling. I have yet to get their pictures taken professionally in them, so this is just with my camera. The girls loved spending time with "Auntie Alyssa"
Bo... a love- hate realtionship! My sister has a Maltise named "Bo" and he didn't exactly like that we came and took over his territory for 10 days. He was always barking and causing problems. There was a few times where my mom and I had had it with him and we toyed with the idea of letting him go. But of course my mom is a softy and she loves bo too (sometimes).
Our sweet prophet Thomas S. Monson. We were fortunate enough to get great seats in the closing session of Womens Conference. I have never felt the spirit so strong when the prophet walked in the Marriot Center and we all stood in silence (the place was packed with women from all over the world). All of a sudden someone started singing "We thank thee oh god for a prophet" so we all joined in and soon the whole congregation was singing accapella. It was a very special experience not a dry eye in the house. I was so grateful to be able to go to Utah and be with my mom and sister and hear all of the wonderful speakers. We are definately making this a tradition we decided. "The full house...lots of estrogen!...." Mom, Alyssa. & me (alyssa and I decided that we wanted to produce a movie called "Sisters in Zion" and have it be about women at womens conference. We have never seen so many funny situations in our lives. From ladies running like crazy to make it in to the next class of their choice, because there were not enough seats..to waiting in three different lines for lunch because they were out of Costa Azul(just like Cafe Rio for you non Utahns) salads every time we made it to the front. Funny memories, can't wait until next year. My mother-in-law Kip was also there and I went with her to Laurel Lawrence's class. She is a friend in Fresno and teaches the most amazing classes. She has so much knowledge about the church and the scriptures. She taught a lesson on how to "Simplify and Unclutter our Lives".