Sunday, June 7, 2009

Busy weekend!!!

So it all started on Friday, when we headed to the Tri-Cities for Than's younger brother's HS grad. It was the same high school I graduated from 12 years ago, and was funny to see some of the same teachers still there. I guess they haven't retired yet. As they proceeded in, I still got all goose bumpy, remembering the excitement I felt 12 years ago. Then as they read off the kids' names that are joining the armed forces, I got the goose bumps all over again, with an over whelming sense of gratitude! I'm not a really patriotic person, so it kinda surprised me! Plus the fact that they all look SOOO young! Too young to be giving themselves, and possibly their lives over to our country! It just really impressed me! The kids did better then I expected them to for a 1 1/2 hour block of sitting, so that was good!

Here are all the 2009 Hanford High School graduates, looking so very young. Or maybe I'm just getting so old, I did turn 30 last month!

Here is Webster (aka Web, Webagail, Webber, Weasel, and Jungle Gym to the nieces) in the middle looking oh so fabulous in purple and gold.

Than getting Cassiah to smile (kinda) and "talk" to him at the grad.

Then we quickly came back the next morning for Cassiah's blessing. And just like me, I finished her dress with only hours to spare! But it turned out pretty cute, especially with one of Jeniel's famous hair bows! Thanks Jeniel, it was soooo cute! We had quite a bit of family come up for the day, which was alot of fun!

Sorry this one's sideways, but it's a closer up picture.

Than gave a wonderful blessing, and still got emotional (he did Garrick, Aleksia, and Trestin's too), but not as much as some of the others. It's always very touching! The others that participated where; my dad, Than's dad, Than's step dad, 2 brother in laws, and my doctor (is actually the bishop of the Colfax ward, yes, he's a VERY busy guy, so we where touched that his wife, son, and son's girlfriend came!).

Time to eat! We had a bbq after sacrament meeting, and it was tasty! We have a wonderful family that helped by bringing and helping do the finishing touches after church! Here's Evan (stepdad), Sonja (Than's mom), Stella (Than's sister's youngest), Kath (my mom), and Ron (my dad).

Maren (Than's sister), Harvey (Than's dad), Nathan (Than's brother in law), and
Whitney (Than's sister).
Sitting at the kids table is Sarah (Than's sister), Emmaleena (niece), Sloane (niece), Aubrey (niece), Garrick, Destiney (my sister), and Aleksia.

Oh, I forgot to rearrange this one, it's from grad, Trestin wanted to "take picture Garrick!" And this is what we got!


Laurel said...

What a fun and special weekend. I love the dress! You have such a cute family!

Maren and Blake said...

Sister-in-law named Maren, what a small world. Cassiah's dress was so beautiful, as well as the blessing. Than did a wonderful job.

Rachel said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. Trestin is turning into a great little photographer!

Tennille and Nathaniel said...

It brings back memories to see pictures of HHS. I haven't been back there is sooo long. I love the idea of putting a little color on the blessing dress. It turned out really cute!

Suzie-Q said...

Looks like you had a fun and very exciting weekend. She looks so cute in her dress you did an amazing job on it.