Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Let's say nice words.......

Emily has always been a little comedian. Sometimes not even on purpose. She is such a little 'ham' and she loves making her sisters laugh. However, Emily has discovered that by using words like poop as a punch line are particularly funny to Becky and JJ (and particularly embarrassing for me when she chooses to say it in the middle of the sacrament at church.)
So my plan for changing her behavior was to try and explain that words like poop are not nice words and that saying nice words like rainbow, flowers, sunshine, tickle, and love is much better.

Well I guess she took my advice to heart because the other day she came up to me and said, "Mommy I rainbowed in my diaper."

Not exactly what I had in mind..........but okay:)

That girl.......

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

whirlwind weekend

Last weekend I took a quick trip out to Utah to be there for my niece's wedding. The keyword there being 'quick'. My niece Michelle is the first granchild on my side to be married. And even though she is only 7 years younger than me it was still wierd to see my nice get married. I feel soooo old. All wierdness aside though....It was a really neat day.
Although I am very limited in my cake decorating experience Michelle was brave enough to ask me to make her wedding cake. AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
So I flew in Thursday evening, made a few quick stops at some florist and craft stores for supplies and then got to work on her cake.
The sealing was early Friday morning in the Timpanogos Temple.
What a wonderful experience!!! I always love being in the temple but there is something extra special about being in the temple with your family. My parents, all my siblings, plus a few aunts and uncles and close friends were there. The ceremony was beautiful.
Then we had a delicious lunch and mini reception at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake. That evening the bride and groom and their families drove up to Idaho to get ready to host the official reception in Fruitland the next day. Unfortunatley I couldn't go up for it because I had to catch a flight home the next day, but I was glad to be there for the most important stuff.

Me and my super-handsome brother Dave outside the temple

The Bride and Groom

The Luncheon

The Cake

The next day my niece Samantha flew home with me so she could spend a week with us here in Virginia.
We've had a great time so far.
The girls love having Sami here.
Yay for cousins !

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July!

We had a great 4th of July!!!
Joe's parents and brother and sister were in town, and Joe's cousin and her family from North Carolina were here aswell!
We had a yummy bar-bq and then "The Drive way of FIRE!"

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Girls Camp

This week is girls camp for our ward. Melanie and I went up to spend the evening with our awesome young women! The all were so cute and seemed to be having a great time.
Yay! for girls camp!