Monday, July 21, 2008

2 Weddings & A Parade

We had another busy weekend. Well, weekend before last anyway.

Friday we met up with three of hubby's daughters and several of their children for dinner at the local buffet. There were 17 of us total and we ate and laughed and had quite a good time. I got to sit with four of the grand kids and we had a great time. I haven't laughed that hard for a while. Tanner is such a crack up! Alexi was trying to teach him table manners in case he ever dates. He still has a few years until that time. Jadera and Tanner were throwing out some tips too.
After dinner we went back over to our house to sit around and chat for a while. We drug out the hula hoops and the kids ended up trying to ring each other with them. We had a wonderful time sitting around talking the night away.

From Right to Left:
Here is Damen, Tanner and Jadera Hula Hooping it up in the backyard.
The whole gang posing. Front Row, Alexi, Ben, Matt, Tanner, Damen and Jadera. Back Row: Jessica, Kailee, Connie, Linda, Gwen and Jim.
Hubby with his three oldest daughters: Linda, Gwen and Connie.

The next morning Jim, Gwen, Damen, Tanner and Jadera left to head back to Arizona. I am really going to miss them. Wish they lived closer.

On Tuesday we got back together with Scott, Connie, Matt, Ben, Jessica, Alexi, Kailee and AJ for a get to meet the soon to be in laws for Josh and Molly. Josh is Scott and Connie's oldest and is marrying Molly in October. The picnic was at Sugarhouse Park. We met Molly's parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews.

Here are Jessica and Ben marrying in May, and Molly and Josh marrying in October.

Turns out Molly's grandpa's wife and I had a lot in common. She is a very sweet lady and I am so glad we got to spend some time getting to know each other. I am looking forward to seeing her and the rest of the family this October.

Here Alex (doesn't he look happy to be in the picture?) and me posing with Verli. She and I both married older men and spent some quality time comparing stories. She is such a sweetie!

We were also pleased to find out that son #3, Ben is engaged and he and Jessica are getting married next May. Jessica is a sweetheart with the most infectious laugh. We are very excited to have her as part of the family.

This past Wednesday our neighborhood had a Red, White and Blue Pioneer parade. Alex and I went out front to watch but the first group of kids must have been really excited for Popsicles because they rode their scooters by at about 70 MPH. The rest of the group came by at normal speed. It was fun to see all the kids with their bikes and scooters all decked out in red, white and blue. There were even some pioneers in the mix.

Starting with the top row: Our trusting Cub Scouts carrying the flags, Emily holding Abbie's new puppy Piper, Mikey finding a shady spot, Michael after the color guard and Ellie eating her Popsicle. Love these cute kids!!


Adiel said...

Very cute pictures Marrdy!

Mama's Losin' It said...

And I thought MY family was big. Sheesh I can barely keep up with all that!! You guys look like such a fun family. :)

and thanks for the nice comments on my blog. You always make me smile.

Anonymous said...

Cute family Marrdy!
Your blogs are always so cute.