Sunday, September 27, 2009

Boyz II Men and the State Fair

I love Boyz II Men, I have since I was young. I even went to their concert back when they were waaaaay popular with my sisters, my cousin Lyndsey and my Aunt Debbie. I always need to hear some Motown music from my boys and I got to hear them again at the Utah State Fair.

Michelle Moser ended up having tickets and gave them to us, thanks Michelle! I was so excited. It was dark and there were a lot of screaming fans so my pictures didn't turn out great.

My favorite member of the band is Wanya, he looks exactly the same as I remembered him and they sounded pretty good. It was a great time, although the kids beg to differ. It was also a great place to people watch, Cam enjoyed that most. There were a lot of crazy fans, especially guys who were singing into water bottles and dancing all over the place. It was great.

After the concert we took the kids to see some of the animals and they had this bull, and he was ginormous, we couldn't believe it!

And then the kids always love the baby animals.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Girls Getaway to California

So Shelley really really wanted to go to California. She planted her little idea in my head along with April's and Hilary's. She kept pushing and asking and making it cheaper for us so we couldn't say no. In the end we caved and she won. We were glad she was so persistent because we had a great time.

Hilary also has a baby named Olivia who is 2 months older and both of them did great on the plane. Since Hilary travels so much she had a whole system down for traveling with an infant and I was glad she was there to teach me how.

We got there and went to lunch on the dock at a mexican restaurant. Then we went and sat at the beach. The walk to the beach from our condo wasn't far at all, which was really nice.

We didn't do much of anything but take naps on the beach, watch chick flicks, go shopping and play in the ocean. It was a great relaxing vacation and I'm glad to have such good friends to go with.

Hilary and I have the same taste in baby clothes. When we went to Cali together in June and went baby shopping everything I picked out Hilary already owned. Then we get to Cali this time and they have the same jammies. Olivia Fitzimmons did not like that my Olivia could sit next to her, she cried every time we sat them next to each other. Cute babies.

Olivia had her first taste of rice cereal and loved it. She hardly even makes a mess because she wants every last drop of it.

The cute Olivias on the beach

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Alina's Month Late Princess Party

I had promised Alina a princess party and I kept putting it off, well we finally did it, only a month late. Our little Diva invited more boys than girls...hmmmm...

We frosted cupcakes and I had blue spray icing for the boys to cover their pink cupcakes and all the kids that it was so neat. They sprayed not only their cupcakes but their ice cream as well. They had more fun with that than anything else I had planned.

I made swords for the boys to decorate and crowns for Alina and Brooklin. Greta was really upset about missing the party so I let her stay home from school.

Austin, Ethan, Jacob, Alina, Brooklin and Luke.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Greta's Testimony

Greta was very brave today and wanted to bear her testimony. We were sitting in Sacrament when she told me. She really wanted Cameron or I to go up with her. We told her we couldn't help her and were worried that if we went up with her she would back out. All of a sudden Greta walked up to the front and Cam and I looked at each other in shock.

When it was her turn she bravely walked to the pulpit and started her testimony, "I'd like to bear my testimony, I know this church is true." And then she paused and her face had a bit of fear in it. She looked at us with big tears in her eyes and Cam ran up to save her. Cam then bore his testimony and it was very spiritual. We were so proud of Greta, it's a huge thing she has accomplished.

All day at church I had people come up to me and tell me how much they were touched. One lady told me that she was having a really hard time the past few weeks and was given a blessing Friday night. In the blessing she was told she would have a really spiritual experience on Sunday and she told me she knew that Greta's testimony was that spiritual experience she was promised to have in the blessing. When I checked my email I also had some comments from friends on Greta's testimony here is what they said.

I think Greta's testimony was my favorite part of church today. What a great example coming from such a sweet little girl. I know how hard that was for her-but it had such a profound effect for everyone there in that meeting. I don't think I'll ever forget that. Teresa Vehar I was so proud of Greta today! I saw her walk up there and gasped in astonishment and waited on the edge of my seat to see if she would actually say heart broke for her as she started to cry and I swear I was just getting ready to go up and get her when Cam stood up...I'm so proud of her! What an amazing feat of courage and a wonderful example to us all. You're a wonderful momma and I am blessed to be your friend. Lyndee Wilkerson

We are so proud of you Greta, you are a wonderful daughter and love being your parents!