Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Melissa's Wedding

this past weekend was very eventful. My niece, Melissa got married in the temple in New Mexico and Daryl and I decided to drive down to the wedding. We left on a Friday morning and drove for 12 hours with a couple of short stops to Amy's house, another niece, to stay with them while we attended the festivities in New Mexico. Amy and her family were such gracious host, they gave up their bed for us because the air mattress hurts Daryl's back. they feed us and we all had a great time visiting and playing with their two daughters Abby and Emma. As you can see they are so cute. That alone Almost make the long drive worth it

Saturday afternoon the wedding occured in the Albuquee New Mexico Temple (I know I spelled it wrong) it was a beautiful day for such a perfect event. We didn't have to wait too long for Melissa and Jeff to come out of the Temple for pictures. But here is a picture of Daryl and I in front of the New Mexico Temple while we were waiting for them.

Here is a picture of the newlyweds. The ceremony was very beautiful and well done. the Sealer's name was Bro. Waddoups. Daryl and I talked to him afterwards and it turns out it is a small world because he was a cousin to Senator Waddoups here in Utah who is our Senator for the State Legislature. We know Senator Waddoups very well and have worked with him a lot on his campaigns over the years.

On the way home, to help break up the trip, we stopped for a few minutes just outside of Moab at Wilson's Arch and walked around to stretch our legs and get pictures. Here is one of Daryl in front of the Arch.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2010

Easter this year was a lot of fun. All the family was able to come over for dinner, except for Sean, Monica, Ayden and Gavin (they were greatly missed) and Chris was with his family and not able to come over. (Chris went home on the 9th of February for a trial period) Anyway we had the usual ham and au gratin pototoes, with a delicious lettuce salad that Candis made with strawberries in them, and aspargus that Becky brought that she spiced up with lemon pepper. they were delicious. After the meal we had Mary Elizabeth's famous eclair pie that is to die for. We ate and then sat around and was entertained by the grand children.

Here is a picture of Becky with a couple of her roommates that she brought with her to enjoy the Easter celebration.

It was so much fun watching the grand children play together. Here are some pictures of them deciding that my snow boots would be a fun toy. They had to each try them on and then they became a place to hide toys. I think I had better check my boots before the next storm to make sure there are no more toys in them.

Here is a picture of Penn, trying to walk with my boots on.

Here is a picture of Logan, trying on my snow boots.

It was a great day, I sure do love all my family. Maybe next year we will be able to get everyone together.