Friday, July 18, 2008

Wow what a week!

On Wednesday July 9th I flew down to Las Vegas to go through the temple and spend time with family. Colin stayed home to take care of our 4 cats and the house.

The time flew by fast and before I knew it I was home again. I spent a lot of time just hanging with family. On Saturday I went to the Las Vegas Temple for the first time! It was amazing!! My mom was my escort. The following friends and family met me there and went through with me:

My mom and dad (of course!)
My sister Katrina and my brother-in-law Trent Nielsen
My great friends Nate and Amber Jenkins from Issaquah, WA
My uncle Vere and aunt Shauna Dickerson from Moab, UT
Good friends Diane and Wyatt (Bishop) Banks, Las Vegas, NV
Good friends Marvel Ririe and Val her daughter, Las Vegas, NV

I didn't think to ask anyone to stay for pictures after until my Dad and my aunt and uncle had already left. So here is a picture of the rest of us at the temple after the session.

Pictured above from left to right (yours not mine lol) are Amber Jenkins, Nate Jenkins, Mom, Me, Katrina (Trina) and Trent.

After we all met at my parents house for a nice BBQ and swim party. We had pulled pork sandwiches which were awesome! We also had my favorite costco cake with the best frosting!

Those in attendence were:
My brother Dennis (bald guy behind me)
Trent and my sister Trina and Syd, Kailee, Spencer, Christina Nielsen
Jack and my sister Candice, and Anthony, Andrew, Aden and Jackson
Erich and Kendra Schueler, and Alex, Nick, Morgan
Aunt Anne
Wyatt and Diane Banks, Chaniece and Rigden (if someone knows the correct spelling of their names please let me know)
Travis Johnson, Amy and Ryan
Nate and Amber Jenkins and Morgan and Evan
Dan and Tiffany Jenkins and their cute kids
Vere and Shauna

It was an awesome day! Click here to see all my pictures.

I went to church with Trina and her family on Sunday and chatted with JohnnyFaye Blood who is also from Moab and went to school with my dad. Made me cry because she made me think of Moab and both sets of my grandparents that are no longer alive (but I am sure both sets of grandparents where with me at the temple, shocked and proud).

On Monday I drove down to Kingman to see my sister's Candice and Kendra's homes there. We had a BBQ that night that was so yummy. I got to pet all the animals on the Weidner farm (smelt them before seeing them).

I spent 2 days in Kingman. It was great to spend time with my family. I do miss them but I don't think I could leave beautiful Issaquah for hot Las Vegas. I thought since I lived there for 16 years the heat would not bother me but man was I wrong! I forgot how hot it gets and I am no longer used to that heat.

I am going to start saving money soon so Colin and I can go to Vegas for Christmas.


1 comment:

Shanell said...

Sorry, I haven't blogged for a while. Congratulation!! that is so awesome, if life hadn't been so crazy I would have come. So how is it getting used to G's?? Little different huh.
Well we are all settled in little Redmond, an I don't miss that AZ heat either!!