Monday, June 28, 2010

Busy, Busy, busy....

Well, I finally have a week that I'm not totally swamped. So I'm going to try and post some recent and not so recent events. Eventhough Dallin in now married with 5 kids I guess I should talk about when he graduated from Seminary and High School.

We are so glad that they do Seminary graduation by Stake and not with the whole school. It was a neat and very spiritual program. The speakers all did a great job and the spirit was felt by all. Glad to be in good company with good friend that we love and care about. Chaz and Bo are among a great group of boys that Dallin loves to hang out with. All great boys, all planning on serving missions. It's so conforting to know that he has such great friends.

Graduation night is always crazy, mostly because my family is always so great to come and they love to PARTAY!!!!!!

It took us a while to find him, but once we did, it was silly string attack! Good job Dallin on a great year. He also recieved a 2 year tuition scholarship to Central Arizona College and will be taking a semester of school before he leaves on his mission. We are very proud of him and all his accomplishments.

Both Dallin and Kenyon recieved their Eagle Awards this year. It was great to be able to celebrate both at the same time and it was a beautiful ceremony. We are so blessed to have such a great scouting program in our ward. We have great leaders that are very dedicated to the boys and the scouting program. Great job Dallin and Kenyon!!!!
Now the younger boys are following in their footsteps and are right on track to get their scouting awards and achievements. Good job Eric on getting your Bear award.
The end of the school year came along with lots of concerts and plays. Ammon and Eric had their first Piano recital this year. The boy standing next to them is not a just their friend but their teacher. Thanks Tanner on a great year, the boys are learning tons.

Angela had her Kindergarten concert. I won't lie it was long and caotic, but she was so proud and happy and well was the Star of the show, if a say so myself. :) She will be starting first grade this year and I will be all alone all day, what to do? what to do?
And lets not forget Girls Camp. It was an absolute blast, I loved every second of it and I'm super glad its OVER!!! The stake staff was wonderful, the girls were fantastic and our guest speakers were out of this world. My niece Amber was one of the speakers and she did a fantastic job. Thanks Amber for being willing to do that for us, and thanks to my sister-in-law Stephanie and Amanda and Amelia that came down to help and support her. It was great to have my family up at camp. We also had Lisa Thurber that did an awesome job, she really related to the girls so well. Sister Westergaard also came up to talk to the girls about the scripture and knocked out of the park. We had a University theme: University of the Strong and Courages "USC" and had a blast with it. We had a pep ralley, graduation, battle of the bands, ward competitions, and so much more. We had great cooks, good food and a ton of fun. I'm glad that I was able to be under the direction of my friend Kim Skinner that is an awesome leader to these girls in our stake, along with all of her presidency. They are fantastic ladies and I am priviledged to have been able to work with them. Thank you ladies for a great girls camp experince.
I know this is a potpourri of stuff, but maybe I can keep up from now on.... ok, I'm laughing too.

Friday, March 26, 2010

It's Time...

Okay so I've been a big slacker and haven't posted since November, so I'm going to try and catch up, maybe. For Josh updates go to his mission blog see the link on the right. November and December ended up pretty busy with weddings in addition to all the family things going on. I just updated the look of my wedding website and blog so check it out (see link on the right).

Hey maybe I can catch up okay I'm just getting started....
Christmas was great with the kiddos, it's always great to spend some time with our family and then going to visit with the Grandparents. Abuela's house is always fun we had our traditional Mexican Christmas meal and even had a pinata this year the Kids loved it!

The kids all dressed up and did the Nativity and then all the kids participated in a mini talent show. It was great.

The Next morning we went to Grandma's for Christmas day and had the so yummy albondiga soup that she makes and we kept eating all day. Sorry I forgot my camera so I don't have any pictures.

Dallin had a busy winter with wrestling. He was the Heavy weight wrestler for Queen Creek High and he did really well this year. He took 3rd place in Regionals, he qualified to go to state and his team took second in the state championship tournament. We are really proud of him!

Dallin was also asked to go to Sadie Hawkins Dance. The girl put a huge garbage bag of shredded newspaper on his bed. He was supposed to find the name in all that mess!

Dallin aswered back with a box full of fortune cookies in which one had his answer: He said Yes!

They were so cute as nerds for the dance.

A few updates down... a few more to go... I hope it doesn't take me 6 months to do it.