Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday Madness

We had a busy Monday in preparation for the big summer road trip.
We took Jen out to lunch for her birthday which is this coming Thursday - sorry we'll miss it Jen!
We wanted to include Adam in this picture, but too bad his eyes are closed!
We had FHE at our house and did my dad's scale activities to test our strength. Nate was the winner for most pounds.
Scott came in second. I'm not telling how I rated.
Here's Nate trying out a new way to squeeze the scale. Yikes!
Here's our muscular FHE group pose. We actually did this activity in preparation for . . .
helping to move Susannah's stuff into the large rented truck. It was a service activity for us and we got pretty much everything but last minute stuff loaded up.
We had some popsicles and wrestling afterward for those who stuck around. I love this shot of Susannah pretending to chop Nate. She and Adam got these luchador masks for my dad and Abraham on their trip to Mexico.
I was having a hard time seeing out of the one I had on.
I wrestled with Katherine later that night. I don't know why we didn't get a picture of that, but I'm really glad. I beat her at leg wrestling, but she beat me at regular old wrestling. One of my rubber bands fell out so Nate re-braided and fixed it for me.
Today we're off! I'll try to keep everyone posted on our travels!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Crawfish Boil

We had a Houston Metro Activity tonight.
They called it a crawfish boil. Earlier that day I picked Adam and Susannah up from the airport and they joined me at the activity.
Adam ate a LARGE amount of crawfish.
I had to take a picture of the lovely couple.
Adam was kind enough to peel some and let Susannah and I try them. I wasn't extremely fond of them. I'm glad they also had hamburgers!
Mauren really likes the taste, but not the smell nor the actual peeling of the crawfish. They had ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and a cool water slide thingy - closer to a slip and slide, I guess!

Friday, June 12, 2009


I've had a very theatrical last several days.
Yesterday I traveled to San Antonio to watch . . .
My mom had actually seen that it was coming and got the non-honeymooning part of our family tickets a little while ago. I met the fam there. Before the show, we walked around a bit. I had someone take our picture in front of the Alamo. Too bad it's so light you can't even see it.
We ate at Fuddruckers and the Giant decided to try one of the 1 lb burgers. Even he couldn't finish it! That was one big burger.
I snapped this one after eating to prove we actually were by the Alamo, and no, it doesn't have a basement.
I took this one of the parents right across the street from the Alamo. There was a preacher guy out there. My dad really wanted to join him.
Here's a nice "eyes closed" shot of me by this cool church. The show was fantastic! I thought the ladies who played Elphaba and Galinda were amazing in this production. Definitely just as good as when I saw it in London last summer!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I had to say another goodbye on Monday morning.
Kirsten packed up her stuff and took off at about 6:00 am :(
I was going to say that Katherine was helping Kirsten load the bike, but it doesn't look like it in this picture. She really did help, though!
I'm putting the rest of these on here for Kirsten! Hugs all around . . . starting with Kim.
Yours truly,
and finally, Katherine.
Off she drove into the sun. . . rise. I will really miss Kirsten. She's one of the funniest people on the planet, is a great listener, and an awesome friend. Good luck in Guatemala this summer!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Wedding Overview

Alright, I know it's Susannah's wedding and all, but she's on her honeymoon and I wanted to get some pictures up. I actually have her permission to do this post. I am just doing an overview - a slightly long overview. There are literally hundreds of pictures, so this is just a small fraction.
I'm going to start with the BBQ we had Friday night. We were lucky enough to have Kym and Laura come in from AZ to celebrate with us. They were a lot of help!
We had the BBQ at my house and it was the first time that the Warrs met the Bushmans. Susannah and I had met the Warrs, and Adam had met our family, but our families had yet to meet. This is a picture of Adam's parents, his brother Jared, and brother-in-law, Rick.
My and my dad chillin and BBQ.
This picture may seem a bit inappropriate. I have an inside joke with Adam about an apron and this is just further taunting. His family enjoyed it, I think.
After the food and fun, we set to work on the bouteniers (sp?) for the gentlemen in the wedding party and some bouquets for the ladies. Even Adam helped! Good work!
I loved the flowers she had! The colors were awesome!
The morning of the wedding, I went with Susannah to get her hair done by our good friend Kelly. It took about an hour for this lovely updo. Kelly also did a 10 minute hairstyle on me that turned out really cute!
This is just as she was finishing up the style.
We came home and finished getting ready and then headed to the temple.
The sealing was awesome. This is just as they were coming out of the temple. Just a disclaimer as well. I took most of these; they are not the professional ones that our cousin's wife, Wendy took. Hers will be much nicer and will probably show up on Susannah's blog sometime soon!
Here are the joined Bushman and Warr families. All the girls except my mom and Adam's mom have our eyes closed in this one. Oh well!
It was a killer trying to get everyone posed for these pictures. We have some large group ones that will be posted sometime soon.
Here's Susannah with the Warr clan. Adam's brothers-in-law and niece are not in this shot. It's his immediate family.
Susannah saw this pose at another wedding. I thought it was super cute.
Awwww! Sister shot!
Fun one of the girls!
I also like this one of Sus with my dad. I didn't take one of our family. We'll have to wait for Wendy's photos to see that one!
I like this fun one with Susannah and the Warr siblings!
I came up with this little pose. I thought it was really cute.
Great lighting. My dad took this one.
After we left the temple, we had some boxed lunches from Jason's Deli at the Kleinwood building. I didn't take many pictures there. This is a cool shot, though. All of my dad's living siblings and their spouses were at the sealing.
Jen did a fantastic job with the wedding cake! It was beautiful, and it tasted delicious!
Things got arranged really nicely. I really like how the flowers with the citrus came out.
They had just a little line with both sets of parents at the reception. It was held at our Bishop's house. It was lovely!
We snapped a quick roommate picture. I don't know why we didn't grab Kirsten! Dang it!
What cute parents I have!
Jokesters as always!
Susannah's kindergarten team came as well. It was great to see them! Other PFE folks that came included Kristin Zill, Donna Clowers, and Janelle Wiggin! Go Panthers (and spouses/significant others)!
Kirsten and Kim did a surprise musical number. It was beautiful and we got the whole thing recorded. It is not, however, downloaded and ready to be uploaded, so I'll post that at another time. They had Adam write some of the words and it was so nice!
I had to snap this picture of Whitney and Jared doing their "no lips" pose. I think they have some sort of joke or story to go along with it.
Here's Susannah, just getting ready to leave! Have fun in Mexico, you crazy kids!

I had my mom snap a picture of the back of my hair later that night before I took out the 49 bobby pins! It was a wonderful day! Thanks to everyone who helped!