Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fun Day

Today was a fun and busy day! Stephanie and Kenny asked me to take some pictures for their family, so happily obliged. We went to Wheeler Farm and had a fun little walk around. After taking pictures, we went to The Cheesecake Factory...YUM! Later, Steph and I went to my ward party which was a chili cook-off. There was a talent show put on by the primary which was super cute! After that, we headed to her friend's wedding reception. We had a busy but fun day! Here are some of the cute pics we took...

Yes, I know this is random, but I thought it'd be a good pic. Pretty cool, I think!

And random, again!

A fun collage of their fam...we got some great shots!

Steph & Me

Me and Kira at Cheesecake Factory

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Good Peeps, Good Food, Good Fun

We went to hang for a night at Angela & Derek's house. We ordered pizza, watched t.v., and while the boys talked hunting outside, the girls caught up on each other's lives. The kiddos, Kira and Emma, played all night long. They were so cute to watch, but they wore me out just watching the crazy energy they had. We all took turns in their massage was heaven! It was fun, as always, to catch up and hang out. Thanks Ang & Derek for letting us hang at your house again.
Emma, Derek, Angela, MaryAlayne

Beautiful Mom & Beautiful Baby

MaryAlayne & Me

Emma tickling Kira--notice Emma's 'mittens' aka Kira's socks--Cute!

Emma was looking at me like I was a weirdo, but it made for a pretty funny picture!

Kira havin' fun on the bouncer

This was too cute...they were just chillin' on the bouncer. They must have been pooped after running around for hours.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday is a Special Day...

Warning: Long post, but mostly pictures!
Today was a super busy, but fun day! It started out super early with a fun Karate Tournament! Gavin showed off his mad Karate skills and did awesome! He has recently graduated to an orange belt! Good job, Gavin!!This is him telling the sensei that he'd be performing the eight point blocking sequence (or something like that)
He had all the right grunting sounds and everything!
Posing after the tourney

Lilah was so cute--as soon as she was able to, she ran straight to the table with all the trophies and attempted to take one for herself. Luckily Grammy was quick and caught her in time.

After the tournament, we went to IHOP and stuffed ourselves. yummy.

Cute fam!--Melody, Gavin, & David (Lilah above)

Me, Lilah, & Gavin

After the fun, I headed out to Steph's house to go walking and have some girl chat...

Me and Kira--don't you love the socks?!?! Too cute!

Next, I headed up to Park City for a family birthday party. We combined quite a few, so... Happy Birthday, Aaron, Janae, Mike, and Caleb!!! Adam and Janae had gotten a condo at a place up there, so we all headed up to hang out. It was so fun to see everyone! It feels like it's been forever since I've been to any family party. Good times...
Isaac, Rachael (Chris' fiance), Chase, Chris, Sarah, Matt, Caleb

Janae, Ali, Jonathan, Adam, Caleb's head

Matt & Sarah

Caleb and his new ride

Aaron & Ruby with their gargantuous pieces of cake--it's the best when Grammy serves the cake!

Caleb, Isaac, Gavin

Caleb, Isaac, Me

I love catching Aaron in his pondering moments!

Me and Baby Benjamin--he's so cute!

Hey Sarah, you got somethin' on your face. How'd you get that? What's with the crusty?!?!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dinner and a Movie

Camille and I finally got to hang out together! We had so much fun. We went to Crown Burger for dinner (fancy, right?) and then went to The Secret Life of Bees, which was super good! After the movie, we were gabbing forever like usual. We had a few 'shady' characters approach us asking for money, so we decided to head over and sit and chat at Wendy's. We got into the whole "I can't believe the eighties styles are coming back!" discussion. Do you remember unit belts? Yeah, so we were talking about it all and how we used to match our shirts, pants, AND socks. But the socks didn't just match, you had to wear two pair that were alternating colors on each side. Of course, the belt had to match and the headband had to match also, right? It was pretty funny. So, anyone that knows me knows that I am super matchy still. I was wearing a light green shirt with a darker green shirt over the top. Camille dubbed me a leprechaun for the ensemble. No sooner than we began our discussion did I show off my matchy matchy obsession! Here's the example...

We continued to chat about other really important stuff and closed down the Wendy's. We stood outside and were approached by more 'shady' characters, so we sat in her car and finished chatting. Anyway, that's probably more than you wanted to read, but we had a blast! Thanks, Camille for hanging out with me!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

MaryAlayne is here!

Steph and I headed over to the hospital to visit Angela & Derek's new baby, MaryAlayne. She is BEAUTIFUL!!! I can't believe how small she is. It's kind of forget how tiny they start because they grow so fast! We had fun, as always, just chatting for a while. We even got to go visit my mom since she works at that hospital. Emma came with us for our little walk and beat Steph like five times running up and down the halls...Somehow, I wasn't able to get pictures of Ang with her baby since we hogged her from the moment we got there. :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Kimmy Gets Married

My good friend, Kim, got married on Tuesday! Congrats, Kim! Kim is on our volleyball team that plays on Tuesdays. Well, for some reason she decided to get married on a Tuesday. Crazy girl! J/K! We were super happy for her. We all played our games (split 2 & 2) and then went to the our vball clothes, of course!

It was kind of awkward to be at a reception in shorts and a t-shirt, but since we were with five others, it was okay. When it was time for the bouquet throw, Michelle and I were kind of forced into it. We were hanging out watching the other girls going crazy. Just a side note...I'm not one of those girls that tries to go for the bouquet... I couldn't really care less. Well, here comes the's going, it's going, and there it was...right in my face. If I didn't go for it, it would have it me in the face. Needless to say, I got the bouquet and it was beautiful! After that, the reception center lady came up to me and asked me if I wanted to book a date for my reception. Cha right!!! Not any time soon, honey! Anyway, here are a coupel cute pics...(I have one of me and her after the bouquet toss, but it's a print so I'll scan and add it later.)

Our team: Katie, Amy, Stacy, Kim, Me, Michelle

Friday, October 10, 2008


Here's a random story for you about my OCCASIONAL ;) stupidity...I used pictures 'cause it's more fun that way...

This is an empty parking lot...

This is my car...(and me)

This is a puny tree...

This is me running into said puny tree. In my car. In an EMPTY parking lot.
Here's to my OCCASIONAL stupidity.

Sarah, Jenn, and I went to see Eagle Eye (good movie, by the way) and met at Chick-fil-A for dinner. We all headed to the movie in my car then after, headed back to drop the girls off at their cars and lo and behold...I just about hit a tree. We all had a good laugh, and of course, Sarah had to take pictures. Luckily there was no damage to my car, or more importanly, the tree.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Adventures Back East

October 1 - 7, 2008
A couple of weeks ago, my mom called me and said "Sarah and I are going to Boston to visit Leah. What are you going to do?" HELLO! I can't have my two sisters and my mom hanging out without me! Obviously I had to book my ticket right away. Thank goodness for frequent flier miles! We headed out on Wednesday, October 1.
Mom & Sarah at the Airport while we were waiting for Leah
We got into Boston and headed straight to the North End to have dinner at the most amazing Italian Restaurant - Giacomo's. Mom and Leah had butternut squash ravioli, I had pumpkin tortellini, and Sarah had chicken parmesan. It was awesome food!
Mom & Leah at Giacomo's
Me & Sarah at Giacomo's
After that, we headed to Mike's Pastry. Can't go to the North End without getting some cannolis, right? Well, I can...cannolis are gross! The other girls loved them, though.
We drove around for a while to see the city at night and then headed back to Leah's house. She lives in a really cute apartment above a store. She has three really great roommates that were so nice to put up with us.
The “Bobbsie Twins”...dubbed by the employees of The Eye Institute of Boston (Leah's work) because of our bright pink eyeshadow. Sarah tried to convince me that I could get away with wearing pink eyeshadow...we'll see if I am ever daring enough to do it outside of vacation. Hmm...
The next day Leah had to work, so me, Sarah, and mom walked the
Freedom Trail to Faneuil Hall ......and learned some history along the way.
We picked up Leah from work and headed to Vermont to go leaf peeping.

It was absolutely beautiful!

Mom, Sarah, & Leah - this was at a rest stop somewhere in Vermont or New Hampshire

We had tons of fun on on the way to Sharon, VT

which is the birthplace of Joseph Smith.
We went to the Trapp Family know, The Sound of Music family.

On Friday, we went to Glouster and then up to Rockport. We had a great day shopping in a cute little town. Leah knew of this cool lighthouse that’s not really available to the public and you have to go down this little private road to get to it. There weren’t very many people there, so it was really nice.

Boats at dock in Rockport.
We ended the day at Kimball Farm, which is known for their ice cream. It was delicious!

Saturday we got up really early and headed down to New York. My cousin’s wife has a connection through her work that has an apartment in the city. It was a great place!
We went to all the normal touristy sites and had so much fun! We went to The Little Mermaid on Broadway, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the Statue of Liberty to name a few. New York was great as always!

Leah, Sarah, & Mom at Rockefeller Center

This was part of the Berlin Wall and was displayed in Battery Park

On Monday, we drove back to Boston. We went through Connecticut, which was beautiful. On our way to Rhode Island, we found this super cute pumpkin patch called The Farmer’s Daughter. There were the most creative displays of all sorts of squash and gourds. We were there for so long just walking around and snapping pictures.

We got to Newport, RI and saw all the mansions. We went on part of the cliff walk and, again, took tons of pictures.
Alas, it was time to leave...We left and returned home on Tuesday and had to get right back to life. Thanks Leah for having us and showing us such a great time!!!

Here is a link to more of the pictures if you’re interested…Enter at your own risk!!!

Sarah's Pictures

Becca's Pictures