Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Washington DC and Micaela's Wedding!!

We were lucky enough to make a short but wonderful trip to the East to celebrated my niece Micaela's wedding.  She was a glowing, beautiful bride and we felt privileged to be a part of this special event.
Wes, my dad and I flew into Baltimore and drove to Washington DC to meet up with Shawn, Miles, Micaela, Chris and Chris' family for dinner.  The happy couple:
After dinner we had some time to kill so we drove into the city to see some of the memorials at night.
It was the perfect fall evening and it was so fun to be there with Wes and my dad.

The next day was the wedding at the Washington DC Temple.  The ceremony was touching and beautiful.  The bridge and groom were sweet and lovely.  Even the light rain didn't take away from the beauty of the day.
The family.
My dad looking very handsome!
Every boutineer was decorated with a lego super hero - very cute!

We had a lunch after the temple ceremony and the next night was the reception.  It was held in a very cool barn which we decorated with lights and quilts.  Members of Shawn's ward planned and executed the whole thing.  It turned out great!

8th Annual Donuts in the Driveway

It was that time of year again!  Time for another "Donuts in the Driveway".  It takes a lot of preparation!
And of course I couldn't do it without my wonderful donut cutting crew!
Brent and Fae stopped by for a visit this year!

Stats:  189 people and 500 donuts

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Birthdays!

The family gathered together to celebrate Cate and Isaac's birthday on Conference Sunday.  It was also a special day because Isaac was ordained to the office of a teacher.

Amy and her family created some really fun and clever gifts for Cate and Isaac.

Somehow the meal turned into a full on Thanksgiving dinner!!  Except instead of pie, we had apple crisp for dessert - with apples that Dave and Connie brought to us from Jeremy and Molly's orchards in Idaho.