Friday, May 29, 2009

Feel'n' the Love

Nothing says "I love you" like a bouquet of flowers, and this week I got two!
A friend from the ward came over with her daughter to deliver these peonies from their flower garden on Wednesday evening (and I love peonies!)
Then this bouquet was delivered to my door Thursday morning. They're a thank you gift from a city councilwoman for helping with Miss River Heights back in March.
Seeing them around the house makes me so happy, and I sure do feel loved!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Manti High

Friday we went down to Manti for my sister Ariel's high school graduation. It was so fun to go back to my old school and see people I haven't seen in years. I particularly enjoyed singing the school song at the end of the ceremony.

Here I am with 3 of my 4 sisters. Left to right: Alexis (29), Ariel (18), Me (25) and Deanna (15).
The next morning we headed to Ephraim for the Scandinavian Festival. Here we all are at the parade. Left to right: Shantara, Danny, Mark's ear, Mandie, Brandon, Lincoln, Mason, Nora, Alexis, Jan. My mom was escorting Ariel and the Miss Manti Royalty (the fun job that comes with having a daughter as Miss Manti) and Deanna was on the Miss Independent float (good thing she is the first attendant and not the queen or my mom would have been in big trouble!) And my brother Chris and his kids were promoting his motor-cross track.
You know this crew. That's my new stroller. I love that it has reclining seats and a rain cover. Here Ivy is snoozing away out of the rain.
My favorite part of the festival is all the great food. We always eat BBQ turkey with piccadillies for lunch and follow it up with a multitude of treats. I love this shot of Millie and her stick of cotton candy bigger than her head! We helped her out a little bit, but she truly ate the vast majority of it.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

5 years!

I know this post is a few days late, but the mouse to our computer stopped working and as it is impossible to do ANYTHING on your computer without a mouse I haven’t been able to blog until now. The old mouse was 5 years old and I know that because Mark and I bought this computer right after we got married and last weekend we celebrated our 5-year anniversary!
To celebrate we left the girls with Mark’s parents and took off to Park City. We stayed at this nice bed and breakfast called the Washington School Inn. We were the only guests there Friday and the inn-keeper went home for the night, so we had the entire building to ourselves. It was nice but a little bit creepy. Luckily our bed was ultra-comfy with a feather bed and super soft sheets . . . I slept really well and the best part was that I didn’t have to worry about waking up in the night to a crying child :)
We spent Saturday shopping at the outlet stores – Mark’s anniversary gift to me. My gift to him was a cast iron pan. Mark loves anything that says, “We live in the 1800's.” He loved it so much that he used it while making Mother’s Day breakfast for me!
Sausage and eggs along with maple walnut french toast from the bed and breakfast’s website. It was super good but way too filling. I only managed to eat one slice before calling it quits. But don’t worry, it made for great left overs! And as if breakfast wasn’t enough, Mark ordered a double jogging stroller for me so I can take the girls out walking. It’s still in transit but should be here Tuesday . . . can’t wait!
Oh and here is a picture of me and my sweet girls on Mother's Day (as if you didn’t know who we are!). I sure love being a mother!