Monday, November 23, 2009

Stuff We've Been Doing Lately

My cousin got married; photo includes my mom, my sister, my grandma, and my cousin (not the one that got married. The brother of the groom. Although he DID get married. Just not on this day. You know what I mean!):


My nephew was blessed!


Having fun at home:


In-N-Out opened in Orem. Hooray, hooray, hooray!
(Hmmm...maybe I should have ordered the double-double...)

Brandon had a birthday and we celebrated part of it at Pirate Island Pizza (great food and lots of fun inspired the kids to dress up as pirates when we got home):




BYU versus Air Force (BYU won!):

[Birthday and BYU game photos courtesty of my FIL.]

I wish I had photos of the wedding we attended on Saturday: He was one of our "boys." Who are our "boys," you ask? Well...
Brandon worked with the Deacon's Quorum --in several capacities--in our current ward for 5 1/2 years before we moved to the Bay Area in 2007. Three of those Deacons became our buddies through the years --always hanging out with us, coming to me for girl advice (weird, I know), playing x-box, helping with chores, babysat our kids, ate our food, etc. and basically became like younger brothers (or sons?? I'm not old enough for that! We'll stick with brothers). Well, they grew up. Two of them came to visit us in California after graduating from high school (read about that here). Then all three of them went on missions.
Two are now home.
One got married on Saturday!
As we sat in the sealing room, I looked at him and thought about how just a few years ago (3?) he was sitting on my living room couch, talking to me about his future. Now he is married! Time sure flies...
Congrats, Bruce and Aldana! Here's to a fabulous married life...

5 comments:

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

What a bunch of fun, life-affirming activities. :)

Gio, Judi and Boys said...

what a fun week...wish we could have gone to bruce and aldana's reception...we were celebrating my b-day that evening.....
life is beautiful, isn't it!!??

bythelbs said...

I wish you Utah folk would stop talking about In-n-out.

Rebekah said...

GREAT pictures!! James is just getting cuter and cuter!! Jared and I again came to the conclusion that you two really do make such adorable children! :)

Alison Wonderland said...

Shaun was just looking over my shoulder and said "who's baby's that?" I said "Cheryl's" and he said it was too bad he's not cute. I agree, it really is too bad you know.