Friday, March 16, 2012

We’re all ready for St. Patrick’s Day!

Jaden and I made some fun, and yummy St. Patrick’s day cupcakes! 

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We had so much fun!! Landon loved to watch!

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Jaden kept wanting to eat our decorations.

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I think they turned out so cute!!

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Preston so exited to see me!!

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My St. Patrick’s Day decorations!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

MONSTER JAM!!!!

Jaden and I had the opportunity to go and see Monster Jam!! It’s a monster truck rally!!

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It was so much fun. Jaden and I loved the Batman truck!!

Batman!!

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Spiderman!!

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McGruff!!

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Monster Mutt!!

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Grave Digger!!

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It was loud and so entertaining. We loved it!!!

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They had a little motor cross too!!

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This guy got into this box of explosives and it went off. It was so loud. You could feel the boom in the stands. He walked out without trouble. It was CRAZY!!! Jaden said, “They should call this “CRAZY JAM!!”.

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Then this lady, who happens to be the crazy guys wife, she got into this cannon and was shot across the room into a net!

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I loved watching the trucks do Free Style! That’s where they just come out one at a time and they have a minute to do whatever damage they want. It was so fun to see them go wild.

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That’s a big check off the Bucket List!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

My First Wedding Planning Job Ever!!!

Back in January I was at a wedding for a long time friend when Hillary approached me and asked if I would help her plan her recently engaged daughter, Erica’s Wedding. I was a little surprised back because I have only been in the ward a little while and didn’t really think anyone knew me well enough to know that I might be able to even pull something like that off. I immediately told her I am not a wedding planner or a professional at all, but that I have only helped with weddings with my family in the past.  She insisted that she still wanted my help and offered to pay me for my time and help. I thought it would be a fun experience and hesitatingly agreed not really knowing what to expect. I have never before planned an entire wedding by myself and definitely have never pulled it off by myself either. I immediately got on the internet and googled wedding planning. Using those sights as a guide and the little knowledge that I did have with my little experience in event planning, I went to work. It was so much fun to plan and carryout this wedding. I have realized a lot through this experience. That even though I’m helping to plan the event, I have really zero control. It’s all about that they want. Not what I want. That’s a whole lot harder to do. Through it all, I have learned so much about weddings and was actually surprised at how much I actually do know too, through my experiences. It was well worth the experience and the money and would do it again in a heart beat.

Here are some pictures of the finished product. Mind you, Joel took these pictures right before the even so they aren’t the best pictures, but you get the idea.

The reception hall with a flash

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without a flash.

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The DJ had these fun lights that helped to make our curtains pop!

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Our center pieces

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Our food tables! We served chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecake, fruit and crackers with a cheese ball. the food was so good it flew off the tables.

Food table 1

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Food table 2

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Our Drink table. We served Raspberry lemonade, Lemon Eegee, Strawberry Eegee and Lemon Water.

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Here ‘s a snap shot of the rest of the day at the temple!

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At the reception, Erica sang a song to her new husband. It was really sweet.

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The cake!!

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Their exiting the building in a cloud of bubbles!!

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The end!