Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yikes! I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted. We've had a busy couple of weeks. We went to Colorado for Nicole's Graduation. We actually were only able to go for her seminary graduation but we had a really fun time. We went over James' Birthday!

Happy 28th Birthday James!!!

Growing up we started the tradition of decorating the Birthday boys room with toilet paper. Kirsten wanted to do that for James so heres a few pictures of him discovering his room all decorated.

Saturday the 17th was his birthday. He was good to share his birthday with Nicole, who we surprised with a surprise birthday party, Saturday morning. Her birthday is April 3rd but she hurt her knee so my mom couldn't throw the surprise party she had planned. So she moved it to may 17th and really surprised her. All her friends came over in their pj's early that morning, and went into her room and woke her up. She was so surprised. It was a lot of fun. We all then went downstairs and everyone special ordered different waffles. It was such a cute idea. Nicole's friends filled a plate with whipped cream and smashed it in her face!! It was great. Heres a couple pictures of that.

Later that night we all went to a Colorado Rockies Game!! It was very hot, but it turned out be be very fun. The Rockies won and that made it that much better. Heres us at the game.

Sunday night was Nicole's Seminary Graduation. Each senior makes a table of all their interests and accomplishments. This is a picture of Nicole's. She looked so pretty! I can't believe I didn't get a picture of her, but oh well. Its crazy to think that she's graduated!!
We also celebrated Mothers Day! I know we threw everything into one weekend. We got her a Wax warmer thing that are great and are really popular in Utah right now. I have one and I love it!!
Kirsten and Diego were inseparable ! She loved playing with him. This is a funny picture of her riding Diego like a horse.

Late Sunday night we stayed up talking and playing games. We gave Nicole this hoodie for her Graduation present and she loved it. I was glad to really hit this one on the head.
Monday we went home and Tuesday it was back to work. We were hit hard with reality when we got back and James was let go from his job. Work in Logan has been really slow with everything becoming so expensive. So his work financially couldn't keep him on. He then spent the next couple days looking for a job and we just kept hearing that everyone was having to let people go. After a lot of prayers and pondering, he got two job offers today and will begin working next Tuesday!! We really feel that this has all been for the best and that Heavenly Father knows our situation and has answered our prayers. Anyway Memorial Day Weekend we spent with Sam and Chelsie. The weather wasn't that great but we had a barbecue and tried to enjoy the weekend as much as possible. We made James his traditional Birthday cake and it was yummy!!
This is cute Allie enjoying some yummy chocolate cake.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Schools Out

YEA!!!! I finally made it through another school year! Finals all went really good and I"m just glad they are over. I'll blame my lack of blogging on my intense studying, haha. I had my internship interview and everything is good to go in the fall. I went to the Box Elder School District and had a background check and was issued a name badge. Its all so exciting. Saturday April 26th, my cousin Josh's finance took her endowments out in the Logan Temple. James and I were able to go and met up with a bunch of my extended family. The temple endowment was beautiful but it was packed! Which of course is a good thing! After we all went to Chili's for a late lunch. These are some pictures outside the temple, as you can tell it was really windy. This first one is of Josh and his wife Elise.

This past weekend, Josh and Elise were married in the Rexburg ID Temple. My family all went out to Idaho for it. James and I wanted to go but couldn't because of work and finals. Saturday my parents and sisters, came to Logan after being in Idaho. We went to the play Beauty and the Beast. It was really good, and a lot of fun! We all left singing the songs! Heres a picture of Kirsten singing some of her songs shes learned at her voice lessons. Half way during the play we realized the Lumier (the candle) was a member of our ward. We said hi to him at the end and Kirsten got his signature and Bell, and the Beast. I was shocked when James leaned over to me during the play and said we should rent this movie, apparently James has never seen Beauty and the Beast!! I guess thats what you get form a guy who grew up with a bunch of boys and one lone girl. We are going to have to rent it. Anyway, After we went back to our apartment, and celebrate Larissa's 15th birthday. I tied to make her a Belle, cake but it didn't turn out quite how I pictured but it sure tasted good. I was going to at least take a picture but I completely forgot. I also forgot to put candles on it and let her blow them out. I was kind of flaky! These are pictures of presents she got. If you look close you can see some of our apt, and our famous towel wrapping. My family stayed till Sunday morning and then it was back to Colorado for school and work. They had a really fast trip, and I was glad I got to see them and have them over to our apt.

Larissa is becoming such a beautiful woman! I'm so proud of her and love being around her and her fun personality. I was so excited that we would get to celebrate her birthday with her! We love you Roo and congrats on being another year older.
It was so much fun having my family come down even though it was only for Saturday afternoon. I love them all so much and am blessed to have such a fun loving family!