Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lane and Shaana's Wedding

We just spent a weekend up in Utah celebrating the wedding of my cousin Lane and his new wife Shaana. It was so beautiful! The day could not have been any better. My sister Jennifer did their pictures and let Josh and I be her back up photographers and these are some of the pics we got. Jen's turned out absolutely beautiful and we can't wait for them to get these pics. Lane and Shaana were married in the Mt. Timpanogas Temple and then had their reception in Linden. The sealing was wonderful! Their sealer was so sweet and so funny. He kept calling Lane different names rather than his own, he called him Lance, Laana and then Lane. I think watching my aunt and uncle were the best part, my aunt was teary eyed and tender and my uncle could not stop laughing. He looked sooo happy, I don't know if he even realized he was doing it but I could not stop looking. I was cracking up! It was such a perfect day and we feel so grateful to have been a part of it. We love you Lane and Shaana and we are so glad you are apart of our family!

Fourth of July

This 4th of July was bittersweet. The Moser family said goodbye to Jerry, school was finally over and he was finally moving to Florida to be with his wife, son and soon to be here baby girl. July 3rd the Moser's had dinner at Mom and Dad's, all the girls took all the kids to the park to play while all the guys watched Indiana Jones, we brought the kids back for delicious dessert (Josh and I made strawberry lemonade cheesecake and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, was so yummy!) There was lots of talking, laughing and crying. We are going to miss Jerry and his family so much but we are so excited for their new adventures.

On the 4th we had a great church meeting and that night we met our neighbors at the park down the street to watch the fireworks. It was such a blast! Josh and I are still getting to know ward members and neighbors and this was such a great way to get to know them better. We all brought ice cream down in ice chests, drinks and treats for EVERYONE to share. After the fireworks we were all sitting and watching the neighbors set off their fireworks when all of a sudden sprinklers go on. It was hilarious to watch everyone grab everything they could and run off the wet grass. Our neighbors the Hardy's invited us all to their house to light some more fireworks, have goodies and just good company. We had so much fun getting to know everyone that we even planned a game night for the following night. Josh and I feel so grateful to be a part of a church where no matter where you go you have good friends. Maddy did so great with the fireworks, they didn't phase her at all and she LOVED having so many kids around to play with.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Josh and I and our niece Emma were in a community play in North Las Vegas, Cinderella. Josh and I were the King and Queen and Emma was a village girl. This is a big charity event for an organization called Helping Hands. They aid all senior citizens in the valley with independent living. We have made so many great friends and always enjoy being a part of something bigger than ourselves.

The best part of the show was getting to waltz with Josh every night for 2 weeks. I LOVE dancing with him!

Closing night Maddy got to come and watch, thanks to Clint for holding her in the audience and thanks to Michelle for watching her back stage when she had enough. She LOVED watching all the girls getting ready for the show and putting their makeup on. I had been getting my costume on when I came out of the bathroom and saw Maddy putting on her own makeup. She is so dang cute, all the girls were ooing and awwweing over her.

A Big Bunch of Happiness in Such a Little Body

I just LOVE watching Maddy grow up. She has got to be the funniest kid I know. These are just a few pics of her personality coming out in full bloom.