Tuesday, March 29, 2011

We have an Eagle Scout in the family!

A few weeks back we were lucky enough to attend Cade's Eagle Scout Court of Honor. And I am finally getting around to posting about it.

I wish there was a pill I could take to not make me procrastinate or be too lazy. Anyhoo, the court of honor was for Cade and his buddy Brandon. The ceremony took place at their ward church building in the chapel. So no photos of the actual ceremony.

I did find out that Taylor's hubby is also an eagle scout as they call all Eagle Scouts to come up to the eagle's nest. So I guess we now have 2 Eagle Scouts in our family.

After the court of honor, we then went into the cultural hall for dessert and a slide show.

Cade with his parents (Eric & Jeannette).

Cade with Grandpa Carlos & Grandma Dorothy

Cade with Grandma Carol & Grandpa Carl (Jeannette's mom & stepdad).

Grandpa Carlos and Brandon.

Mike and I. Sounds like a candy.

The other Eagle Scout's mom had put together a slide show that they played right after the ceremony in the cultural hall. Here is Mike setting up the projector and sound system prior to the court of honor, for the slide show. I wish I had a copy of the slide show or I would share it with you.

Brandon and Jesus, I mean Jase. We always kid Jase that he is trying to look like Jesus. Get a hair cut dude!

The decorations were pretty much patriotic.

For dessert we had cupcakes and cookies.

Different ward members contributed the desserts.

Each table had this centerpiece. Except each flag had a different patriotic saying.

Taylor, Michael and Danica. You can sort of see mom (Grandma) and dad (Grandpa) as well.

Everyone was busy visiting and eating.

Jodi, Eric, Laura (Jeannette's sister) and Carol (Jeannette's mom).

Carol, Carl and Brandon.

Taylor and Cade.

Taylor and her Eagle Scout hubby Michael.

Andrea's family didn't make it up. We missed you guys! And of course, Todd couldn't come down from Utah. Had some excuse like it was too far or cost too much money for gas. Whatever! Just kidding, I don't think he even knew about it.

It was a nice ceremony and we are all so proud of Cade for reaching such a milestone in his life. And the slideshow his friends mom made was pretty funny as well. It showed both Cade and Brandon (the other Eagle scout, not my Brandon) growing up as well as photos from each of their Eagle projects.

Cade's Eagle project was painting a building at the hospital where Jeannette works.

Congrats Cade on becoming an Eagle Scout.

Aunt Kim

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Top of the morning to you. And a Happy St Paddy's day one and all.

How is your St Paddy's Day going so far? Are you feeling lucky?

I am. Maybe that's a sign that I'll win the Mega Millions Jackpot on Friday. Wouldn't that be nice? What would you do if you won millions of dollars?

I would take a trip around the world for about a year. One of the places I would love to visit is Ireland. Have you been to Ireland?

Maybe I could find me a leprechaun.

Or two or three.

And find some real shamrocks. And maybe a pot of gold.

Well a girl can dream. Can't I? At least I know I won't be pinched today.

As I am wearing green. And so is my family room.

Lot's of green going on there. If you missed any of it. Well then, you missed it. Just kidding. You can find it here, here, here & here.

That would be on my other blog, you know, my decorating blog, Starshine Chic. That is my shameless plug.

Happy St Patrick's Day! And wish me luck in finding a pot of gold. I could use one.

And if I win one, or find one, I might even be willing to share. So then, you might be lucky as well. Wish us luck!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Matt!

Happy birthday Matt and to one of the coolest guys I know.  
Matt officially turns 28 today and is currently in Australia having a grand old time without us.

In September

Wish him well and keep him in your prayers.

Just before he left for Australia.

How to catch a Gopher?

So, we have been having a Gopher problem in our front yard grass and grass in the parkway. He has been borrowing his way from one grass to the other and has been making a mess. Dad decided to get him to come out by putting the hose down one of his holes and make him come out through one of the other holes. While he was putting the hose in the main grass he said he say something pop up in one of the holes on the parkway grass. He realized it was the Gopher and took the spade shovel (small shovel) and flick the Gopher in the Street. He (the Gopher) was a little startled and before he could realize what was happening Dad hit the Gopher with the Shovel and KILLED it. We are now Gopher Free!!!! Yeah!!!

Here are some pictures Mom took. (I was at work).

Dad Putting water down the hole. Check out the box he thinks he's going to catch it in. HA HA!!

Here is the Gopher (Mom said he wasn't quite dead yet)

Here is Dad after he got rid of the Gopher
He's hot and tired.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Jess!

Tina and Jessica
Wishing my wonderful little sister Jessy a happy 24th birthday!!! 

I hope that the rest of the year comes up daisies for you!  Love you so much and thanks for being my best friend.