Sunday, December 21, 2008

Congratulations Dad & Linda

I am so excited to announce that my dad and Linda Clark are getting married!  They met over a year ago and hit off right away!  On Friday, December 12th, he took her to temple square and asked her to marry him... we're all so glad that she said "Yes!"  Linda is an amazing woman with an incredible story of her own!  She's a talented violin player and such a happy woman!  We are very blessed that she has decided to join our family!  Congrats you two!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Where I've Been

First of all, we're all okay!  But last Saturday on our way to Salt Lake for a couple of family Christmas parties we hit the heart of the storm that we knew was coming.  After about 20 minutes we hit a patch of ice going about 35/40mph.  We slid until we had turned around then hit the dirt shoulder rolling into the median valley until we were back on all fours.  The truck is totaled but none of us were!  My arm was pretty mangled so they took me to the hospital for xrays, but nothing was broken just incredibly bruised and beat.  We were very blessed!  Another great blessing was that my aunt and uncle were not too far ahead of us, by coincidence, so they were able to turn around and help out at the hospital and give us a ride to Salt Lake!  So we ended up in Salt Lake longer then we had planned so I wasn't able to upload pictures, and when we did finally get home our internet was out due to the unexpected blizzard in the desert!  But life is finally settling back to normal, so I hope to get caught up now!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Congratulations Brittany and Shaun

Last Saturday Todd's cousin, Brittany, and Shaun tied the knot!  They are so cute and beautiful!  I love newlyweds, so in love!  Their reception was absolutely gorgeous!  I didn't know that my uncle had made a miniature St. George LDS temple as a back drop for the reception line. (Except I just realized I don't have a picture of it, I'll have to get one from someone else and post it later.) It was amazing!  My favorite part of the whole night, though, was when my kids got dancing together!  That was absolutely precious!  Congratulations you two and may you have decades of loving moments together!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Look What I Can Do

First of all, you have to understand that I've never really been a "girly-girl".  Well, I guess except for seventh grade when I used to wake up early enough to paint m nails to match my outfit.  But still, I never did like getting my hair done or doing it myself.  My mom even said to me once "I always wanted a little girl so I could do her hair up cute, but..."  Life has a sense of humor so I got a girl first, but I had no idea how to do her hair.  For a long time I didn't do anything, but once I could get her to sit still enough I finally got ponytails, then pigtails, and now I've become more creative!  So this is me, patting myself on the back :) 

p.s. I haven't gotten this good yet, but this mom does some amazing things with her daughters hair!

Monday, December 1, 2008

What a Weekend

It's taken me a little while to get settled back into life after this super fun and crazy busy weekend!  We headed up to Salt Lake City last Wednesday so we could join my family, the Montgomerys, for Thanksgiving.  That day was a lot of fun, but also quite chaotic!  I guess I bring it upon myself... I love traditions, therefore I create and follow through with many.  Which also means that my family loves to tease me about it... why?  I'll never understand!  Anyways, so I like to make a little something to put by each plate.  this year it was little treat bags with turkeys on them!  I also like to have a little scrapbook that everyone can write down what they're grateful for.  I love to look back and read what has been written as well as see how we've all grown!  I love traditions!  After the yummy dinner at my grandmas (which was also her birthday... Happy Birthday Sweet Grandma Norma) I met up with best friend, Laura Joy!  We played Scrabble (ugh!), good thing she was there to think up words for me!  I has very pleased with the day, even though I missed my mom more than ever!

I promised my Grandma Betty that we'd do shopping together while we were up there... turned out to be the only day we could go was also Black Friday, dum dum dum!  I've NEVER been out shopping that day, I'd rather be putting up the Christmas tree & other decorations... BUT suits were 60% off and that is what Todd would be getting from his parents for his birthday, so out into the craziness we went!  But we got a lot done (Gma's was all done), and had a good time wearing ourselves out!  The day was also Todd's 29th Birthday!  I gathered some family and Todd's friends at Golden Coral so we could eat and celebrate together!  It was a lot of fun, I got to meet new people and mingle with those we've known forever, some even our whole lives!  I am so grateful for good friends and family... life would be terrible without them!  But I'm especially grateful for my husband... so I gave him a Wii!  He was surprised & excited!  I was especially okay with getting him this because he said he wanted it so he could play games with the kids!  He's such a good daddy!

We had to head home Saturday morning because we had two weddings to be to that night, one of which Todd was asked to be the best man.  So first we headed to Parowan where we joined in celebrating the wedding for Nate and Cynthia!  It was a small wedding done in her parent's living room, but I was very impressed by how tasteful it was.  The place was beautifully decorated, and the couple was very happy!  Congrats you guys!

After the dinner, ceremony, and several pictures, we loaded up our little family to head to St George so we could celebrate with Tony and Brie!  Unfortunately we missed their ceremony and were only able to get there for the tail end of the party, but I'm glad we did get there.  They are such good friends and we were especially happy that Tony had found someone!  Ahh, everyone is growing up ;)  Congrats to you guys!