Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wedding with our Mexico friends



So last weekend we were invited to Logan to the wedding of our friend Gamaliel Tellez. When we lived in Mexico, the Tellez's were our next door neighbors. I can't even begin to tell you how much they helped us, befriended us, taught us, loved us, etc. Hermano Felipe and Hermana Minerva were like our kids grandparents away from home. Gama (their son) came to BYU to school and met lovely Tricias from Centerville, UT. The Tellez's came to the US for the wedding.

We went down on Friday for the wedding dinner and then Saturday for the sealing at the temple. Being the super-prepared person that I am, I forgot my camera. :-( Luckily someone that was there posted some pictures on Facebook which I've stolen and put here. (I hope that's ok?!?


Here are Hannah and Mattie standing by the bride and groom.


Joshua REFUSED to look at the camera.


It was a little chilly that day and A.J. walked around the temple with Dad's coat on.

Here's a picture of the bride and groom and Gama's family and friends. We just loved getting to see Hermano Felipe and Hermana Minerva. We have missed them!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring? Break

Well, for spring break this year we had to just stay in SV (work/school commitments). So we decided to make it a fun "stay"-cation.

We started out with the kids getting the tramp set up. They had to dig snow out for the legs to get down to the ground. Whenever they jump, they end up about frozen but they love it!

Here's a little clip of them jumping on the tramp. Notice that they have to wear socks and mittens to keep from freezing! Brrrrr.....

video

On Tuesday we went snow camping with the family. Russ's scouts had built snow caves and slept in them and so we took advantage of that and went up to camp in them too. It was pretty cold but the kids did great!

On the way up. The little boys are so excited!

Russ inspecting the caves to make sure they'll work.

Joshua is excited to climb in!

A.J. was such a trooper!

Mattie

Betsy always makes things fun!

Warming up in the car before dinner.


A.J. roasting some marshmallows. He thought it was pretty fun. On the edge of the fire pit you can see about how deep the snow is in SV still.

At this point, my camera ran out of battery and so I didn't get any other pics. Oh well.

We went home the next day and spent the rest of that day washing and drying camping gear! The other events for our spring break were a trip to Idaho for a visit to Sarah and Hyrum and a temple trip. It was great!

All in all, we had a great spring break even if there wasn't much "spring" in it!