Monday, September 21, 2009

Getting Back Into The Swing of Things...

Since the last time I posted there have been quite a few changes and updates in our lives. I had started several posts and saved them but I decided to just throw it all together! Here goes... To begin, my little sister got married on August 29, 2009 and it was such a beautiful wedding! One of the greatest parts of the wedding is that our grandfather was able to do their sealing for them in the temple. How blessed we all were and especially Seli & Peter to have such a special opportunity. We spent most of July & August getting the final preparations ready and of course that meant that I was too busy to post! As I was saying...her wedding was beautiful and it was really all due to my mother! She's been at the head of all the planning for months and she worked for weeks to get everything ready from the food & table decorations to sewing all of the 300 cloth napkins for the tables! I had the awesome job of doing the dessert/chocolate table and it turned out soo awesome!! I loved it!! We were especially lucky to have our wonderful friends Rob & Kryssie do the draping, lighting and monogram for the wedding. It really added a special touch of elegance to the whole room and we were so thankful to them for their help. We had tons of our family and friends come down and join us in the festivities and needless to say, by the end of the night we were dead!! We're so happy for our little sister Seli and for her new husband Peter. We wish them all the best in the future and more. Ü

Aside from my sissy's wedding...I turned another year old on August 28th! We didn't do much, seeing as it was the day before my sissy's wedding...but I didn't mind. Sariah has started 3rd grade and it's so amazing to look back and see how much she has grown! She's in the Excel Program this year and she's so excited! She loves her teacher already and told us that her teacher smiles every time she talks. :0) We recently moved out of the house that we've been renting for the past two years and I can honestly say that I'm glad our lease is finally up!! It's nice having your own place to stay, but after a while it's not so much fun paying 'someone else's mortgage! We have since moved into my mom's house temporarily and even though it's a FULL house...we enjoy being with our family again. Mady had a little bit of a hard time adjusting because we packed much of our stuff into storage and she was adamant that she needed to take ALL of her toys with us! :) We're still in between a few things as far as where we will go from here, but we know that as long as we stick together it'll all turn out for the best. :0)