Friday, July 25, 2014

Wife of thy youth

At the beginning of the year Rick and I set a goal to read the Old Testament this year.  We determined that if we read four pages a day we could do it.  While I have loved reading about the many wonderful events that have taken place in the OT it has not been an easy task. There is a lot that is unpleasant to read.   Anyway.....we're getting there.

Today while Rick and I were at the airport waiting for our connecting flight Rick was trying to get some reading in.  He is in Proverbs and I am a little further back in Psalms:)  (I've had a busy week and have fallen behind:(  Anyway...I looked over and saw the heading and thought it was sweet.  It read, "Rejoice with the wife of thy youth".  I pointed it out to Rick and smiled and said, "That's me."

A few minutes later he nudged me and smiling pointed to the passage that the heading was referring to.  The full verse reads....and I am not kidding...."  Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe;  let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou always ravished with her love.

We both had a good laugh at that and I said,  "That was clearly written by a man!"

Oh the things we can find in the scriptures!!

Days of '47 Parade

So yesterday Rick and I took Kaitlyn and Haivyn to the Days o '47 Parade.  It was really cool.  It is the BEST parade I have ever been to.  So many beautiful floats!!  I took over 30 pictures just of the cool floats.  The different stakes in the valley represented themselves very well.  There were lots of old timer cars, bands, horses, carriages,etc.....   think I want to make going this this parade a tradition.

Here's a few pics....

Later that night we had a big shindig at the West Stake Center for a combined stake program and dinner.  There were about 1200 in attendance.  I helped DeeAnn lead the primary children in the song "To Be a Pioneer".  The kids were so cute and did great!  I'm grateful for m own pioneer heritage.  It's wonderful to be a latter day saint:)

Here's something funny....Just as the parade got started President Monson came by riding in a car waving to all of the spectators.  I had never been so close to the prophet before.  I got so excited I sent a text to the kids.  It went like this....
Me:  Just saw Presideooson in the days of 47 parade.

Sarah:  Way fun!  Are you guys downtown?

Me: Yup

Kendra: Lucky!

Me:  There are some pretty cool floats!

Sarah:  I bet!  We saw people setting chairs out like 2 days ago to save their spot for the parade.  Must be quite the show.

A few hours later I reread my text and noticed my misspelling....

Me:  Haha!  I just read my first text.  It was supposed to say president Monsoon:)

Kendra:  um..I think you got it wrong again mom.  HaHa

me:  Oh. My. Word!

Sarah:  I wasn't gonna say anything...hahaha

Skylar:  I think she means president Moonsun.

Kendra:  Bahaha...I love it!

Me:  When I get my iphone 6 for my typing will prove:)

me again: * I mean improve:)

Anyway,  I laughed about that.  My typing is poor on that little i-phone screen but it created some laughs.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Expectant Parents

Skylar and Sarah had some pre baby pictures taken on Friday morning.  Sarah has a friend from high school that is a photographer. I think they turned out great!   Here are a few of them.....

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sarah's Superman Baby Shower

For weeks now Kendra and I have been planning Sarah's baby shower.  Sarah told me a couple of weeks ago that she wanted to have a superman shower and sent me some ideas from pinterest.  I took the ideas and ran:)  There was a lot of effort in getting everything ready but these are the kinds of things that I like to do.    I was really busy until right up to shower time so all of the pictures that I got were pretty much after the shower was over.  And I didn't get any pictures of the food!!  I always like to get a shot of the buffet table......but not this time.:( 
 I knew that I wanted this shower to be out on my back patio so I was hoping for a less warm day.  The shower started at 11 am and it was starting to warm up pretty well by then.  Luckily, we were under the shade of the patio and every once in a while we got a nice breeze coming through.  Over all it was doable.  We had about 20 something people come and we all had a nice time visiting.  The guests 'showered' Sarah with lots of diapers and baby clothes.  Her mom bought her the stroller she has been wanting and I got her the diaper bag that she registered for along with a plethora of baby boy clothes that I have been collecting over the past nine months:)

A shot of me and Sarah

Skylar showed me this cute onesie a couple of months ago that Clyde and Sharon had bought for them and I knew it had to be hanging somewhere at the shower:)
It has a cute cape in the back.

This backdrop looks hideous in this picture but really it wasn't so bad.  
It was a backdrop for the food table.

This was our menu.
We had a brunch so we had a variety of breakfast casseroles, a yogurt parfait bar, muffins, and OJ.

I loved the way the centerpieces turned out!  I found the A-frame stands at Hobby Lobby and had the super hero rules printed up in vinyl.  On the back I had a cute saying of Little Boys are just superheroes in disguise.  There's a larger version of that a couple of pictures down.  Havelah, my nephew's wife, made these cute beanies.  When I found out she knew how to make baby beanies I texted her a couple of pictures that I found online and she said she would love to do them.  I love how they added to the centerpieces.  She did such a good job.  Henry will be so cute in them:()

This was the cake display.  It also had a cute backdrop with a fun banner.  The cake I was disappointed in.  I took a picture to our neighborhood bakery and whereas it is close to the picture that I gave her I felt that it could have looked better.  The bottom layer could have used a little extra something. I wish she would have piped some dots on it or something to pizzaz it up!  And it was lopsided.  It was just meant to be a visual so we didn't cut into it until later and I will have to say that the cake was really delicious despite the way it looked!

Kendra found how to make these cute yarn balls on Pintrest.  I kept going to JoAnns with my 40% off coupon to buy all of the yarn.  Both of my south flower planters had them hanging.  
I thought they were really darling.  I didm't get any pictures of the giant fans I made from wrapping paper I found at Tai Pan.  You can get a glimpse of one in the background.  
I put the superman logo in the middle .

Another picture that isn't very good but I thought these little clothes hangers turned out so cute and added color and thematics to the party.  I got the cute onesies from kmart.

Another beanie that Hav made. 
 Super cute.  
This one is newborn size.  I hope Henry can still fit into it when it gets cooler.

I love this sign.  I used it as another garden stake.

I saw these online from Kmart and bought these at the same time as the onesies.
They were an addition to the centerpieces.

Havelah also made this darling afghan to fit the theme.
She is very talented.  I know it took her a lot of time.  Thanks so much Hav!!

Another shot of the lopsided cake:)

Cake pops as a parting gift.
I am in love with cake pops.  They are so yummy!

Here's Sarah opening her gifts.  Charity Allen and Mary Rigby were her helpers:)

Sarah with her sister Mary and her beautiful mother Sharon.

My two prego girls.
They both look like they have a basketball in their bellies:)

Sarah and her good friend Christina from high school.

A shot of her new stroller

Showers are so much fun to throw and attend.  While it was a ton of work I wanted to make it special for my Sarah girl.  She was very happy with it all and was so very gracious and grateful.  I love her and am so excited for her and Sky to have their little Henry Clyde come to earth.
I can't wait to meet him!
What do you hair or blonde???
I'm thinking blonde:)
A few more weeks and we'll find out!!


A little over a week ago we had a family getaway for a day at Lagoon and a day at Cherry Hill.  It has been tradition for a few years now that we pull our trailer for two fun days and nights at the campgrounds at these theme parks.  Before the fun began we were on the side of I 80 with a blowout on our RV.  Surprising since our tires were bought just last month:(  After that unfortunate incident with some help from Triple A we were able to get back on the road.  It is fun that Lagoon is just 45 minutes away from our home!  It worked out great though seeing it was an extremely hot day because we got into the park around 5 pm after getting the trailer set up.  It was very nice enjoying the park in the evening temperatures.  Plus, I like Lagoon when all the light s come on at night. 

Gary came earlier in the day with Skylar and Matt Rigby (Sarah's brother)
Sarah was, of course, at home.  Lagoon is no place for a seriously pregnant woman!
As we came into the park we spied Gary (who had gotten separated from the others) 
and he came on the first ride with us.
The horror ride

Rick and I on Colossus

Kaitlyn and John were right behind us....

...and Gary sat in front of us!

While we were standing in line for Music Express we spied Matt and Sky.

Our group taking a break.

Kaitlyn let me have her ice cold Propel.
Who knew flavored water could taste so good!!

Grandpa and Rafe on the carousel.  Rafe loved it!

Little Haivyn did pretty well despite the hot weather.

Brach and Ken
Kendra was sad that she could only watch everyone having fun on the rides....cause she seriously loves the wild rides.  She says,  she's NOT planning on being pregnant for next year's Lagoon trip:)

Rafe on his first 'Puff' ride!
He didn't cry but he looked terrified all 45 seconds of it!

Traditional ice cream fest at Pioneer Village!

After a fun evening at Lagoon we camped overnight in the campground.  John and Kait who were planning to stay in the trailer with us decided that they would rather sleep in their own bed that night:)  John had to work in the morning anyway.  Skylar went home to Sarah and Gary went back to SL to sleep in his own bed because he had to work the next day as well.  So that left Brach and Kendra who pitched a little tent at our campsite.  The next morning we drove into town and ate at Granny Annies.  We found this gem of a place a couple of years ago.  Such a good breakfast place!!

After breakfast we loaded up the trailer and drove the 10 minutes to Cherry Hill.  I seriously LOVE this place.  It's super family friendly and fun!!

Sarah came along for this day.  I think getting in the water in these hot temps sounded good to her.
These two are such a cute couple!

The Bomans
Sure do love this little family!

That evening we enjoyed spending time in the park.  
Rafe is getting a laundry basket ride from his dad!

While they were doing that Rick and I and Skylar and Sarah played a little Mormon Bridge.
Skylar won.......again:(

After enjoying an amazing dinner at Famous Dave's in Clearfield we came back to the Pie Pantry at Cherry Hill and had some delicious pie and ice cream.
Then the two couples got into a game of dominion.
Bet you can't guess who won!!

This is such a fun tradition for our family!  Rick and I sure enjoy being with everyone!
As the grandkids get older it's gonna get even better:)