Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March Madness

March has been a crazy month! - It actually all started the last weekend in February with Nick's sister Ashley's bridal shower - and since then it has been non-stop running - but LOTS of fun!

The first weekend in March, Ashley received her Endowments at the St. George Temple. Afterwards, we had family over to our house for a lunch. It was a beautiful day! It was very fun to have everyone over, and catch up with them.

That same weekend, Nick's brother Gus was ordained an Elder, by Nick. So we headed up to Minersville for a quick trip. This was such a special event for Gus, and Nick was very honored to ordain him.

Thursday night, Gus and his wife Adrienne came to St. George to receive their Endowments. Nick, his brother, and sisters were all able to be in the Temple together. It was a very neat experience for all of us.

Friday morning we headed to Minersville to help set up for Ashley's reception. It turned out great! We headed to Manti - because Ashley and Devin were getting hitched' in the morning.

Saturday was a beautiful day. It was Paige's first time inside the Manti Temple. It was so pretty!The ceremony was very nice. It was a special experience to have all of Nick's siblings there . We had a quick luncheon in Ephraim, and headed back to Minersville for the reception.
The reception was great! We couldn't have done it without the help from some great friends! Our friends/neighbors the Webbs were life savers. As well as the McKnight family from Vegas, and Nick's sister Cynthia's sister-in-law Candi. They were such troopers! They kept the chocolate fountains running and the food looking great!
Then we had a week to 'rest' - okay - well back to our normal work routines -

This last weekend - we were able to attend the Temple again with Gus and Adrienne, and their four kids - to watch them be sealed as an Eternal Family. It was such a touching experience.

After the Temple, at the dinner - Paige asked our 5 year old niece, Alyssa, what her favorite part of the night was. Alyssa said, "being sealed!" Paige asked her what that meant, and she clapped her hands together so tight and said, "being stuck together on this planet and the next!" Then Alyssa asked Paige if that meant she was sealed to us. Paige told her yes, and she said, "cool dude!" and gave her two thumbs up! It was so cute!

On Saturday morning, we headed to Salt Lake for the final reception in Magna for Ashley and Devin. It was very nice. All of Nick's family stayed at the same hotel - and it was fun to be able to spend some relaxing time with them.

We woke up to snow on Sunday morning - and had a long drive home - but no trip to Salt Lake is complete without stopping at Cabela's! We loved seeing all the animals! Paige especially liked the Zebra!

Next weekend is Nick's Grandmas 80th birthday - so we'll be heading back up to Minersville to have a shin-dig.

We have been very blessed this month - to be able to witness so many spiritual milestones in our families lives.

11 comments:

Camille said...

That is so amazing! What a great month. It's so awesome that all the siblings were able to go to the temple together. It's such a great place!!

Julie said...

holy moly - you have had a crazy month!! Miss you Paiger!!

WESTWOOD'S said...

I didn't know that Gus and Adrianne went through the temple that is sooo awesome. I am so happy for them. Sounds like a fun month.

heddomarie said...

You have been super busy! Looks like their wedding turned out great.. I'm almost regretting not doing the wedding photography for them. They were so fun and so cute!! That's awesome you have had a temple filled month!

Devin and Ashley Johnson said...

It was a Great Month! I know we enjoyed it as well! Thanks for doing the update, that is our next plan! Thanks for all of your help, you guys have been troopers and life savers! I know April will be busy, but we will miss not having everyone togther, especially so often. Miss you guys!

Brandi said...

Isaac had to go to the ER cause Elko is Lame-O- the only place open on Saturday night- ER, they are so far behind, there wasn't even a pharmacy open, so I had to drive into town the next day to fill the prescriptions. I took him in cause his pee head was swollen huge! and super erythematous! It was a Yeast infection- so he got Nystatin cream. Poor kid has to go to the dr. every time we go there! When are YOU NOT busy is the question???

Jess said...

Whew! What a crazy month, but so great! Many fabulous experiences!

Jana and Christopher said...

I'm so happy everything went well this month! Sorry I was such a slacker and didn't make it to any of the events. My Grandma Jones told me you were disappointed in us not being at the Magna reception. I'll have to try and talk Christopher in to driving to St. George this summer so we can see you.
Love
Jana

Heather said...

what an amazing time for all you! I can't believe Ashley got married, she is still like 15 to me!

Holly said...

Hi Paige! Thanks for your SWEET comment on my blog! It made my day! Really, it was just what I needed! :) That's so exciting that you are in the process of adopting! If you ever want to talk or vent you can e-mail me at sunshineinmysoul_33(at)yahoo(dot)com

I'll also put you and your hubby's profile under my hoping to adopt section on my blog! Keep us updated on any exciting news! :) Good luck!

The Marvelous Mrs. Miller said...

Wow you guys have been so busy but what an incredible time! = ) We miss you guys in the ward! Love ya!