Evie is getting more fun than ever. She posed with her new pumpkin for a minute without trying to eat it.We had a great time in Torrey a couple of weeks ago. The weather was awesome and we were able to relax for a couple of days.
Last weekend we were up in Midway and the colors were spectacular!!!!! SPECTACULAR!!!
We haven't seen them that bright for a long time. WOW!!!
Adam and Muy Muy at her cousins quincenera. They danced for the entertainment. Very cute. Cute little Evie with the leftover wedding balloons. The display turned out just how we imagined thanks to Becky and Becky!!! Quilt I would love to make.
Meg and Thayne were married on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009. We had the reception in our backyard and the evening was perfect!!! We could not have asked for better weather that day, and everyone had a wonderful time. People stayed around for so long and we all had so much fun! It was a "Perfect Day".Britt and Bry at the dinner the night before!!! It was so much fun and the food was great at Asian Star!!! The "coming out of the Temple" shot!!! The sealing was sweet with Thayne's Grandfather performing the Ordinance. They were happy to finally be married!!! Adam and Muy were so cute and a lot of help at the reception!!! We are looking forward to more from them. Soooon I hope!!!
The evening ended with a short dance by Meg and Thayne. They didn't really want to but did for the rest of us. The night could not have been more perfect!!!!
We haven't been to Sea World forever. It was a lot of fun. I could have stayed for hours. I love watching the beautiful animals do their thing. (I mean the whales and dolphins) We received word that two very needy families received their wheelchairs while we were gone. This news really made Mark and I happy. We hope to go visit them in the fall. Evie was full of smiles for most of the trip. She is so much fun because she seems to love everyone. I love this picture of Mark and Meg, probably because I have one just like it from about 10 years ago in the same spot. We love walking around Seaport Village at night and just hanging out together.
This is my favorite picture of Daniel, oh it's the only one received in the last 6 months, but anyway, he looks great!!! I miss Daniel and Stephen a lot and wish it was time for them to come home, but I know they are doing a great job!!! I loved this window that Meg and I saw in New York. It is done in one of her wedding reception colors and we would love to recreate it at the reception. It's adorable. This is a quilt that my friend Robyn made for her granddaughter, Poppy. It is really beautiful, I love the way it looks. Quilting is one of my favorite things and I wish I had more time for it. Going to New York with my girls is definitely one of my favorite things. Meg and I went this time with no Britt for obvious reasons. Times square has changed. This pic was taken on some steps that Coke must have put up in front of the coke sign. They are bright red, and look out over times square. I don't know how many miles we walked and how much shopping we did, but boy was it fun!!! Of course this is my most favorite thing right now. Evie is so cute and she smiles a ton. I really cannot get enough of her.
Britt and I took Evie to Thanksgiving Point last Wednesday to see the Tulips. She slept through the whole thing but Britt and I had a blast!!! Meg and Thayne came with us to Mexico.
They were engaged on April 17th and are getting Married August 11th. It will be lots of fun. The reception will be in the back yard. Adam and Muy Muy also came to Mexico with us. They had a blast shopping in Cholula. Mark and I spent a week in Paris. It was a blast!! We took a day trip to the Loire Valley and visited three Chateaus there. This is le Chateau des Dames known as Chenonceau. It had two beautiful gardens planted by rivals, the wife and the mistress. We visited all our favorite places. Many museums, and the Champs, the Tower and we ate great food. Our Hotel was a block off of Place Vendome. Paris (the city of lights) was really beautiful. We will return.
We also visited Mexico City last weekend. We went to visit Benemerito and watch their final Ballet Folklorico of the year. It is a beautiful Dance program they perform all over the country. We have about 85 scholarship students attending this year and many of them performed.
This is currently my favorite picture of Evie C. She is my new granddaughter. The love of my life and many others lives. We were so excited to have her join our family on March 8th. I was especially anxious to see her face. I love holding her and could look at her sweet little face for hours. Brittany and Bryan are awesome parents and are so good to her and each other.
Being a grandma is the BEST!!!!! Everyone is right. There is nothing like it. I love it!
This morning I was up early (my usual) sending emails and "surfing", when I responded to an email Meg sent me last night. She of course was on up in her room, I was in my back room office, we began emailing back and forth. I just thought it was funny because we are in the same house, talking to each other not face to face. But what really got my funny bone was the fact that we could have done this in several ways. We have nine land line phones in this home, so we could have talked to each other in different rooms on those. We have four Cell phones which we could have talked, texted, or emailed from. We could have skyped on one of our four desk top computers, or from our five laptop computers. I ended up walking up the stairs to her room and sitting on her bed for a minute. It was nice.
Anyway, we are over run with Technology in this house. We have six televisions mounted on walls, three others which are usable, and three just sitting unplugged. We have remote controls for fireplaces, window coverings, the sesame, and all the televisions, not to mention the garage. These are things unknown to me as a teenager. Anyway, I was thinking how nice these things make life but also how frustrating. They are never where they are suppose to be!!!!!
Also, my list of things to do today include, emails, posting stuff on the family site, blogging, I do actually get to make some phone calls, but I will probably just leave messages on answering machines. Anyway, I think am going to go and write to Daniel and Stephen with pen and paper. That will be nice too.
It's official, I don't even know the term for it. My mind is in a state of confusion. I am having trouble thinking straight, being organized or functioning at my normal level. We have been remodeling for 2 months. I have nowhere to go in my home for some privacy, there is not one place that is in it's normal state. Our place in Midway is overrun by snow. I feel really out of sorts. I love what we are doing to the house, and it will be great when we are finished, but I feel really unorganized. The other night we tried to go out to dinner with everyone, It snowed so much that Bryan couldn't make it in, Meg took an hour to get to the place (one block from our home) and then Adam ordered this lovely shrimp dish. We didn't realize we would get the whole thing. It was good for a laugh.
I am trying to cook more at home. The kitchen is pretty much back together as is the family room. So I can move around there a little. Last night I made my version of Barbacoa soup. It turned out really well. I even got an A+ from Mark, which means a lot. Anyway, I am hoping to have my home and mind back very soon.
Honestly, where did December go? For that matter the entire year. Last January 8th I kissed good-bye to Meg at the Airport and on the 9th good-bye to Daniel and Step. Wow, I then proceeded to go to Europe 3 times ( London, Paris, Germany, Prague), California 4 times (San Diego, Torrey Pines, Disneyland twice), Alaska(on a cruise), Seattle(and Victoria), Mexico (Mexico City, Pachuca, Xalitzintla, Nealtican), and probably somewhere I am forgetting. Oh, Midway!!!!
I had so much fun with everyone. We took a lot of great pictures and a million fun memories were created.
Also, we are still in the middle of our remodel. Painting the house is a much bigger project than we anticipated. We keep adding more. Probably the hardest part is parting with furniture that we purchased in the past and really do like. Most of it doesn't "fit" in this home. We are really happy with what we have done so far. The house feels warmer and more inviting. More like us.
Adam graduated from the "U" in May. That's huge, for anyone, I am really proud of him. He is working for Sentry West. What an accomplishment. Meg is in the business program at the "U" and has one more year. Her Semester abroad put her back a semester.
Mark was put in the High Counsel at the University Stake of Married Students. It has been a fun calling. He speaks everyother month and we have been teaching the Marriage class together. Those kids are great!!!!
I love my calling in the Young Women.
Well, I was happy when the scaffolding came down on Christmas Eve. We had our Christmas tree outside this year. It was pretty funny!!!