Thursday, April 28, 2011
Who knew that so much fun could be packed into such a short period of time. Our family left sunny CA for a trip to cold, windy UT to see "S" graduate from BYU. We had such a great time with "E" and "S" and are so proud of this great accomplishment. We were able to attend the general commencement address where Elder Richard G. Scott was the keynote speaker - he was fantabulous and gave us all some great guidelines for the future. We had a fun dinner at Red Robin and I have to admit that I've never eaten so many fries....I think even the waiter might have been surprised at what we could put away! haha. The next day we went to "S's" department graduation and then out for lunch with the Vongsawad's and Johansen's who also had graduates. We managed to fit in a little swimming, jacuzzi time and a great evening with "E's" family - they are a FUN group to hang with!! Thank you, Shuman family for making us feel so welcome and part of your family. Sadly, the next day it was time to head back home. Although our trip was short, it couldn't have been better. We love our Utah kids and can't wait to see them again in about a month!
I'm late wishing the Love Birds a happy 1st Anniversary. We actually had the opportunity to be with them a few days leading up to their first anniversary. It was so great to see them. Now they're spreading their wings and getting ready to make a new nest in the SLC area in a darling little place right in front of the State Capitol. It's an exciting time and it's so fun to watch them enjoying each other and this phase of their life. Happy Anniversary, Love Birds. Sure love ya!!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
It would be hard to find a better day at "the happiest place on earth"....or five cuter kids to share that day with. We left Vista bright and early and arrived at Disneyland before the park opened, even grabbing one of the best parking spots around. Grace and I turned the fun five loose and declared that the fun should begin! Boy did they have a great time....the park wasn't very crowded, the weather was warm but not sweltering and the fact that they were all hanging out together made it a truly great day. We thought the day might take a turn for the worst when "T" lost her phone, but miracle of all miracles...we were even able to find it and put a smile back on her beautiful face. We all had big plans when we rode the rapids ride of making sure that "D" got soaked, but it all backfired and Grace and I ended up getting the brunt of the water; I guess that's what happens when you make an evil plan. Late in the day we had a surprise visit from Grace's favorite Mousekteer - we love you VJ and are soooo glad you came up; it wouldn't have been the same without you. We stayed for the fireworks....in fact, we closed the park down...and once we got back in the car, it was a very silent ride home. I think it's safe to say a good time was had by one and all....