Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wedding Weekend

My roommate Kristin got married to my friend Jared on Saturday.
Jen did the wedding cupcakes. They did that instead of a cake. Friday she spent a whole lot of time making like 200 cupcakes. I snapped this shot as she was trying out the tier that the cupcakes were going to go on. That night Katherine and Julie came over too and we had a great time.
I did the pictures on the wedding day at the temple. Right after the sealing, I came out to get my camera and saw these jokers so I had to snap a quick picture. Aaron looks so distinguished with that bouquet!
Two of my very favorite people. I forgot to mention that Julie is Jared's sister.
This is Julie and Jared's older sister Jen and her husband Josh and son Alex.
Here's the happy couple after just coming out of the temple. They're so unique. I loved the tennis shoes.
This was a lot of the group that was there.
The cute Martin kids!
Of course they had to do some silly poses with Jared's friends.
This was one of many of these. I had a hard time choosing.
This is a roommate picture along with one of Kristin's mission companions.
Okay, I posted a lot of pictures - just a small fraction, though, but I'm not going to comment on all of them!
We loved this tree and I'm not sure what it's called, but had to get some pictures in front of it.
I think this is my favorite of all of them.

After the wedding, a bunch of us headed back to the Martin's for some relaxation before the ring ceremony and reception.
Jen also made this porcupine cake and cupcakes for Jared's groom cake. He and Julie love to throw jackets on real porcupines to collect their quills up in AK. These turned out so cute.
The "wedding cake" cupcakes turned out great too!
They had lego cake toppers!
The centerpieces were from Edible Arrangements. Delicious!
I had to try a shot similar to the one that Wendy took at Susannah's wedding with the rings and the bouquet.
The 3 Amigas!
Kristin was wiped out!
Jared's buddies really did a doozy on Kristin's car.
Aaron got the garter . . .
Katherine got the bouquet, that was thrown like a bullet, by the way, that almost took my head off! It was a fun night all around!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Family Fun

My cousin Jason and his family came into town last week.
I got to hang out with them last Sunday and he was up to his old antics with this popped balloon. It was pretty funny.
Jason's daughter Abby had her 5th birthday and Jen made her a special cake.
This picture uploaded sideways, but you can see that she made a combination Scooby Doo/Elmo cake. Abby was delighted. She was having a hard time deciding between the two, so she got the best of both worlds.
We had dinner at my Aunt Maylene and Uncle Darrell's house. Dannen and his family came too. It was a lot of fun!

Drums and Air

I had a few fun things happen at school lately that I wanted to blog about.
We got the whole first grade group together for some air experiment demonstrations. Who wouldn't want to teach science to this "excited" of an audience?
We made drums for our Africa unit.The first order of business was to paper mache the big cans we made the drums out of. The kids had a great time tearing up the paper into smalled pieces.
I set things up while they were at recess for them to add the paper. I actually forgot to take an "after" picture, so I'll do it next week when I'm at school. The kids love them!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Baptism

Last weekend I had the fun opportunity to attend Nate's son Gavin's baptism. Nate came back into town and it was fun to see him.
He was up to his old tricks, though, with the faces,
He did give me a nice one as a follow up. It may have had something to do with the fact that his mom was standing by me, but it was more likely the occasion.
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I hung out with them a little bit that afternoon and evening. Jr. has just learned how to cartwheel and it was pretty cute. We had some fun on the trampoline too.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Birthday and Blessing

OK, the two events I mentioned in my previous post were Susannah's 30th birthday and Evie's baby blessing.
On Saturday, family started arriving which meant I had to share Evie! Here's Uncle Adam meeting her for the first time.
My dad and Adam were trying to keep her entertained.
She is a very loved little baby! A couple hours after my family came in, some of the Warr family came - Vic and Deej and Erica and Whitney.
As soon as the Warr clan arrived, Whitney made a bee line for Evie. This was her first time to see her in real life. Very cute!
Susannah has the super cute nursing cover that I had to make sure and get a picture of while everyone was over.
Everyone stayed entertained a couple of ways. The first was Evie, of course. The second was the Wii. Things started off with some Excite truck racing.
I used the diversion as an opportune time to finish Susannah's birthday cake that I'd started earlier in the day.
Here's a side view of the cake. If you can't tell, I used kiwi for the stems, strawberries for the flowers and mint leaves for the . . . leaves.
Happy it's done! That took me a long time!
Here are the Warr girls chilling out on the couch.
After the truck racing, everyone had a great time on all the balance games on Wii fit.
Cheese! We had Navajo Tacos for dinner and people started to head off to bed.
Sunday we headed to church for sacrament meeting and Evie's baby blessing!
Here's cute little Evie in the blessing dress that Deej made her. Susannah made the headband, and one of her friends gave her the bracelet.
Susannah was so excited. It was really cute.
Here's Adam and Evie just before the blessing.
Proud Mama and Daddy.
We took a whole bunch of pictures after the meeting. Here are some fun Bushmans!
The Warrs.
Happy Grandpa Bushman with Evie.
She was really mesmerized with Adam.
I was very good about sharing her, but I had to take my turn after the blessing.
Love her!
Susannah wanted a family picture when we got back to their place, but Evie wasn't very happy. This is cute of Susannah, but poor Evie was either hungry or tired. Adam is shooshing her.
This one turned out a little better.
Here are my family and me!
We had lunch and then some cake for Susannah. She had a little present opening fun too.
Of course, I was harassed by the two Adams!
Everyone left pretty soon after lunch on Sunday. My dad caught a quick nap before driving back to Seattle.