Thursday, March 26, 2009

David Archuleta Concert

Tuesday night, Chris and I went to the David Archuleta concert here in St. George. We went with Chris' sister Nicole and brother Stephen. It was so much fun. We had 2nd row seats!! We all had a great time. It really was a great show. He was very entertaining and he sang really well live. Even though we were surrounded by screaming 12 year old girls and their parents (hehe), we really enjoyed ourselves.

I'm not going to lie, I pretty much knew every word to every song he sang. I didn't realize how big of a fan I really was. The CD is in our car and rotates through with the other CDs and I guess I listened to it more than I thought. =D I really enjoy his songs though. They are always easy to listen to and sing along with. It was so much fun to go. Chris and I are already talking about going to another one of his concerts someday.

For those of you who missed it, here is a little clip from the concert that we recorded on our camera. This song is called A Little Too Not Over You. Enjoy! =D

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A wedding and a hike...

On Friday, March 13th, my older brother Sam was married in the Salk Lake temple to a really cute and wonderful girl, Holly. It was fun to be with all my family and share this special day with Sam and Holly. Holly looked beautiful and my older brother looked as sharp as I've seen him in a while!

It was a special day for us all. I think we were all feeling many emotions the whole day. I think bittersweet is a good word to describe how I was feeling that day. This was the first time we had all been in the temple since my dad died last June. I truly believe that we could all feel him there in the sealing room with us. It was a great testament to me in knowing that families really are forever, especially as Sam and Holly started their eternal family that day. We all missed my dad a lot that day and wished he could have been there in person, but we all knew that he was there and that he is proud of my brother and his choice to be married and sealed in the temple. I know I am very proud of my brother and I am always looking up to him. He is a great example to us all! Thanks Sam and good luck with your marriage!!

Below is a picture of all my brothers and sisters and my mom. I love this picture! We truly are an eternal family and I love knowing that!

Mckenna was a sport and lasted throughout the entire, long day of wedding events. She only took about a 20 min nap in Chris' arms and was still wide awake into the evening. She looked really cute in her new dress for the wedding. She was full of energy the whole day! Can't complain too much when she has smiles like this at the end of the day!!

Overall it was a great weekend. We got to stay with Chris' sister Nicole and that was fun too. We don't get to see her too much. Mckenna had a lot of fun being with her Auntie Nicole again! Thanks again Nicole!!

So this Monday started my spring break from school! Yay! I wanted to do something fun with Chris that day since he works pretty much every day and Monday he had the day off. We decided to go hiking. The weather has been so nice and it was a perfect day to be outside. Mckenna loved it too. Stephen, Chris' brother, came with us too. We had a great time. Here are some pictures from our hike to "Fat Man's Misery."

Steve, Mckenna, Me, and Chris

Peek-A-Boo Mckenna!!!.......

Monday, March 9, 2009

What a big girl...

It really amazes me how fast kids grow up! Mckenna doesn't seem like she should already be this big, but she is really growing up!! She (and I) got this trike for Christmas from Chris. He just barely found time to put it together. Mckenna absolutely loves riding her new bike. She asks to ride it all the time. The great thing about this trike is that I can push and steer her. It is perfect for both of us! We love it and it is going to be a perfect thing to have around for spring walks!!

Another thing Mckenna absolutely loves doing is drawing or coloring! She actually does pretty well too, meaning she hasn't colored on the walls or herself lately! (Hope it stays that way!) It is nice that she enjoys coloring because when I'm doing my homework, I can usualy get out a paper and colored pencils for her and it entertains her for a little while! Our little artist in the making!!

Mckenna also likes to help make cookies!! Does it get any better!! I was very impressed that she actually helped out so well. She knew what she was doing. She didn't even eat any of the cookie dough!!

She knew just what to do with the rolling pin. It was so cute. Glad to have a little helper around the kitchen!!

So....Does anyone else believe in getting an early start on child labor?? =D She also does windows, laundry, and sweeps!!! This is what I've been waiting for!!! Tehehe