Today my cousin Aaron got married to Malia in the Bountiful Temple. We had a tough decision to make today. We could either see Logan off at the airport or see Aaron's wedding. My sister's and I decided to go to Aaron's wedding and say our goodbye's to Logan the night before, and then my parents went to go see Logan off. Aaron has always been really close to each of us, and we didn't want to miss this wonderful occasion for him. He has always joked with us that he was going to marry some black or vietnamese, non-LDS girl, but he suprised us all and married a wonderful girl in the temple. We knew he was all talk! It was a beautiful wedding, and a beautiful day. We had a wonderful luncheon at the Canterberry House in Bountiful, and then their reception was out in Tooele. Congrats Aaron and Malia!
Logan left today to the MTC in Brazil. Last night we all got together as a family to see him get set apart, and then say our last goodbyes. He is going to be a wonderful missionary, but we will miss him here at home. He spoke in sacrament meeting on Sunday, and he did a wonderful talk. He is going to do great! He left today and is reporting in the MTC tomorrow where he will spend two months, and then he will serve in Rio.
We did a lot of swimming this weekend. On Friday it was our second attempt to go swimming and the pool. We went last Monday and it was freezing! It was overcast and the hot tub and slides were both closed, so it wasn't much fun. On Friday it was much more fun. It was really hot outside, so it felt really nice to sit inthe pool to cool off. I went with Autumn and Braxton, Logand and Charity and Andee. The babies both had a lot of fun, and I left with a little bit of a sunburn, but it will eventually turn into a tan, which is needed!
On Saturday, we all went out to lunch to Tucanos, because Logan leaves on Tuesday to Brazil, so we wanted to get some good Brazillian food in before he left. After we ate, we relaxed in my parents backyard and got out the little kid pool. It was fun to see Damon and Braxton play in it.
On Saturday I had my violin recital for my students. I have five students ranging from ages 6 to 12. My brother-in-law is a music teacher at Herriman Jr., and he uses a program called Smart Music, which is really great at accompanying students. I used the program for the recital, so it sounded really good. The very last piece that we played involved everyone, and it turned out really good! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1505879820981645828
On Thursday, we went to Lagoon. We had a lot of fun! It was Braxton and Damon's first time there, so it was fun to see them get excited on the rides. My favorite ride was probably the Spider. It was a lot of fun. There is another new ride that they have there called the Cliff Hanger. If you don't want to get wet, don't go on that ride! I didn't think that we would get that wet, but we got soaked!!!
This weekend we babysat Braxton from Saturday to Sunday while Autumn and Doug celebrated their anniversary. On Saturday evening, my mom came over and we decided to go for a walk. She had brought her dogs over, but had forgotten their leashes. We made one out of a wire for Bear, the other two dogs used Belle and Bear's leashes and then we put Belle in the stoller with Braxton. She was so cute sitting next to him. She loved it! Braxton loved having a little friend sitting next to him too.
We had a busy weekend! On Friday night we watched James and Charity's kids, Andee (18 Months) and Nicholas (6 months). We had to go to Jordan Lynch's wedding reception, so we took the kids with us and many people were suprised when they found us with two kids already! We had to tell a lot of people we were babysitting. We had fun playing in the yard and going for a little walk. They both love going on walks.
On Saturday, I went on a Hidden Garden Tour with my parents. My parents are a part of a Garden Club and they put on this tour every year. We saw some of the neatest backyards, and it was fun to get some ideas. Casey hates it when I go to these because then I come home with all these ideas, and that generally means that he has to get out there in the yard and take up some grass, which isn't fun and a lot of work! There was one really neat backyard that made you feel like you were in the mountains. And it is just a few minutes away from University Avenue...that really is a hidden garden!
Casey and I were married on June 17, 2004. We have four kids. Gavin is 10 and is our little engineer. Kyson is 8 and is our little comedian. Adalyn is 5 and is our sweet dramatic little girl and y our little Angel, Liam is 3. I have the best of two worlds. I teach 1st grade part time, and then I get to be a mom! Casey works for his dad at a machine shop called Alpine Echo.