Last week was a busy week, but one that I will cherish FOREVER. I was happier last week than I have been all summer. It felt so good to be with close friends & to be celebrating the happiest moments life has to offer with them.
Tuesday 10 August
The Woodrows! The day was perfect & I cried so much (happy tears). I am sure that this time with Bre & her family is some of the very best of my entire life.
Oh hello Woodrow's!
Ashley & me, we were inseperable
The 3 Amigas!
Welcome to the fam John
Thursday 12 August
My middle child from the mission was married in the Salt Lake City Temple. I apologize for no picture due to a dead camera, but believe you me, she was STUNNING
I had to leave Haylie's festivites early because I got a phonecall from my best friend Laura saying she'd gone into labor!!! Since I missed her wedding due to being in New York, I promised her NO WAY would I miss out on this!
Friday 13 August
The boy is born! I cannot think of a more sacred experience than that of welcoming a brand new beautiful life into this world. Laura was so brave & hopeful & loving through the whole process. I am proud to be her friend.
We have a new blogging buddy, Laura Day. We all know she was our favorite on the mission (heck, Saxon & I even paper-rock-scissorsed for her on transfer day!) & now we get to continue to enjoy her post-mish. You may visit her at laurannday.blogspot.com & encourage her to keep posting with your enthusiastic comments :) Love you all. Especially you Day.
My favorite weather is thunder (actually it's the sun, but I don't consider that "weather" I think "weather" is what's out of the ordinary & since I'm from fabulous Las Vegas...sun's normal). Ok, back to THUNDER.
When I see a flash of lightning I hold my breath & start counting til I hear the thunder. I remember when I was little & my big bro would tell me the angels were bowling in heaven- I mean, who doesn't like to bowl? We'd sit on the living room wall & he'd keep a fake score for me so I wouldn't be scared. What a guy. Nowadays, thunder doesn't scare me. It's a little embarrassing but a good wind storm will freak the bijeezies out of me, but thunder causes me to smile as I listen to the sky shake my bones.
This morning at work we had an AWESOME thunderstorm!! The rain came in hard- so much in fact that we couldn't see the Canyon wall not 10 miles away. The lightning flashed & I couldn't think to start counting before I heard the crack of thunder overhead. It was breakfast time, overcast, with the smell of rain, just a few guests & my family...life doesn't get much better.
I am 25 years old. You would think after this much time I would learn that my fair skin soaks up the sun like a sponge. Have I learned yet that a layer of sunblock saves a few days of hurt & aches & OUCH?? Nope. Now, after just a few hours of fun at Toquerville Falls, I'm in bed with HOT tomato red skin. But I know I'll like the look of the tan it turns into tomorrow & so will inevitably do it again next year.