Sunday, March 29, 2009

Winter blues... forever....

Apparently winter isn't going to end this year since it's March 29 and we had a freaking blizzard today. Whatever. I'm trying to remember times when the fact that it was snowing didn't send me into a blind rage. Maybe it will help me feel better about it. Doubtful, but maybe.

This was right after Christmas. I was watching them play from my window, but that only lasted about ten minutes. They were just so cute that I had to get out there and play with them. And naturally the camera came too.

Jojy did a lot better than I anticipated. This is probably the most upset he got.

And this after I wiped the snow off his face.

My sweet Bear-bear.

Funny little snow angel.
Nanos coming down the "Hillery Hill" on the boys' new Christmas sled.

Nope. I don't feel any better about the snow. But my boys are very cute. And that's a nice distraction.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

What the?!

Oh! Here's my blog! I was lost, and I couldn't find my way here. Whew. Everything's okay now, I can post again.

Look at my cute little family at the Draper Temple Open House. Ain't they sweet?
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I Survived the Ward Game Show

Welcome to the photos of the Third Ward Game Show! Before I begin explaining them, I have to give a shout out to our impromptu photographer. I know there is a very slim chance you'll read this, but THANK YOU JORDAN BRYNER! I handed my camera to Jordan and his new bride right before we began and he got great photos. I'm so pleased!

(Remember, to see the photos better, just click on them to get a larger view. Some of these photos will enlarge and some won't, I don't know why. Sorry!)

Of course any great game show show needs a great, cheesy host; please welcome Groovey Gary! (applause). And what would he be with out his lovely assistants and a whole crew to keep it running smoothly? I love working with this fun committee, I wish I could have gotten pictures of all of you!

The Oldy Wed Game. One word: HI-larious.

Ride 'Em Cowboy. You wouldn't believe the competitiveness the men mustered for this!

Pantyhose Polo. Objective: With pantyhose tied to your waists, swing the orange to hit the ball to the finish line. Difficulty level: high.

Who Nose? My boy actually painted a pretty cute smiley face. He even has talent on the tip of his nose.

Colander Catch. How many marshmallows can you and your partner get into your colander?
Wendy and Joyce would have surely won if hers hadn't fallen off her head half way through! Dang. (Great action shot here Jordan!)

The Spelling Test. Participants had letters on their backs and bellies and tried to spell the given words before the other team. The winning team is pictured.

Don't Kandis and Heidi look just as cute from behind as they do from the front? Hehehe.

Jump-a-thon. Who jumps rope the best in 2 minutes?

At Your Service. It's not easy to bounce a tennis ball on a racket with an apron and oven mitts on! Jay Forbush didn't win, but he was my favorite to watch!

Beach Ball Shuffle. First, I'd like to say, I love these two women! Janet and Kristie, these photos make my heart so happy.

The contestants were supposed to kick a ball around the entire audience while wearing goggles and flippers. Sounds funny already. Just wait until Janet fell...

And when Kristie stopped to help her up, Janet intentionally pulled Kristie down to the floor. Hahahaha. It was a riot.

Once some of the stage crew got them back up, they were off again...

But my Tayva still won!!! And my poor Jacqui's ball rolled under a table and it took her so long to get it, that when she finally crossed the finish line, no one noticed! Jacqui, I noticed! I was so proud you kept at it! You baby girls are my new heros.

Battle Of The Sexes. Men, what are sling backs? Women, name a race care driver that isn't Mario Andretti.After 5 questions for both the men and the women, it ended in a tie, which was broken by good old fashioned "rock, paper, scissors".

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is my absolute favorite photo of the night. Clearly, Lamar won, and Kandis is less than pleased.

Jordan, I love this photo. It's brilliant. A perfectly captured moment. Look how Kandis' hair is still swining, Curtis is pumping his fist in the air, Corriane winces in pain at the loss, Groovey Gary and Kassandra-Vanna are both laughing. You can practically hear Lamar's "Aaaaaaahhhh, yeeeeeeeah".

This photo really shows how much fun we all had. I love this ward family!!!

And then naturally, every good LDS social function must end with home made goodies. Mmmm.

What were your favorite memories from that night? And if you weren't there, I'm sorry, you missed out! Come next time, I'm personally inviting you.