Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Lot of Catching up to do!

Well...... it's been a while since march 31 so this may be a long one. Over General Conference weekend we had a huge family reunion to celebrate my Grandma Carolyn's 80th birthday. It was a great time and way too short. My dear friend and old college roommate Malisa Twelves did some amazing family portraits for us. Here are a few of those pictures on the left. Malisa really did a spectacular job of capturing all the different personalities in the family.

May was the month of road trips and traveling for me. May 8th was my nephew, Carter's birthday so I drove out to Colorado for the birthday party. Can't believe how big he is getting! My sister Tracee and I stayed up late the night before the party and made a scavenger hunt for Carter's party the next day. It was such a blast. Not sure who had more fun, the kids or the adults.

The following weekend I went to Sacramento to visit the mission with Richie Uminski. Unfortunately I was too lazy to take pictures when we got there, but on the way there we drove by the salt flats and we had a great time taking pictures of that.

Finally, for memorial day weekend I went to Seattle to visit family. My dad was in town from Germany which made getting out there even better. I stayed with my Grand parents in Gig Harbor and then ventured out to a few places during the day. Luckily my Crazy Grandma Mary had a show that weekend so we got to go see that as well. Here are some photos from my adventure down town with Uncle Jack and Aunt Mary:

Uncle Jack took us too his favorite part of Seattle, the Sculpture park. On the left is his favorite sculpture. On the right is us being rebellious and pretending to touch the sculpture even though the sign says not to.

The Space Needle

And last but certainly the most important was that last friday, June 5, was my birthday!!!! Yup I turned 25. I'm a quarter of a century old. I don't really feel like I'm that old which could be a problem because here in Utah that is ancient. Some friends and I went out to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. I had no idea how popular that place is. I think we waited for our table for almost 2 hours! It's ok, the cheesecake made it worth the wait.

After a whole life time of searching, Olivia finally found a real life Dingle hopper. Now she can comb her hair just like Ariel did in the Little Mermaid!