Saturday, October 24, 2009

Alyssa's Prom Pictures

A long, long time ago... Alyssa went to her Senior Prom. She looked so beautiful that her mom asked me to come take some pictures. We were kind of rushed so they didn't turn out great, but she DID look beautiful so I though I'd share some with you.
Her dashing date Dylan.
Her very proud parents.
This is what Jaremy and Aaron did to my beautiful baby girl while I was taking picture.
I guess that's what cousins are for.
I was just happy there was any hair there for them to work with.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fun with Grandma

(This post is dedicated to Karen)

The Saturday before Easter Grandma got the available grandkids together and decorated sugar cookies and eggs. They all had so much fun and we all enjoyed the cookies for dessert at Easter dinner. We all decided that we want to make this an annual tradition so mark your calendars for next year!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Alec's 1st Guitar Recital

Alec with his guitar teacher Jerry Cortez
Alec's Gene Simmons impersonation.

A born star!
Alec has been playing the guitar and the piano for about a year. He is really starting to take off. I think the most important thing is that he loves it! He thinks his teacher is awesome. It was fun to see how much progress he is making.

Golf Can Be Good for the Soul!

Mike and I took a short trip to St. George just the two of us. We haven't taken a trip alone that didn't include work or kids and family in about 2 years. We didn't know if we should leave or if we could leave. Things were a little tense before we left and Mike insisted that we needed to do this. After a few tense phone calls we turned our phones off and just enjoyed the amazing scenery that Southern Utah has to offer. Being on a golf course with no other distractions and just Mike and I in a cart for 4 to 8 hours (depending on how many holes we played) was the best therapy we could ask for. Not to mention driving 4 hours away from everything that stresses our relationship was great! It was amazing how much we enjoyed ourselves. We promised that we would never let so much time and so many things get in the way of our relationship.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Katie & Zack go to Homecoming 2009

Homecoming 2009 at Lehi High School was filled with pep rallies, tailgate parties, a football game (they lost big surprise) and best of all the Homecoming Dance! Katie went with her boyfriend Zack Morgan. He went to the Beach House with us. They have been dating since May. He is such a gentle man and chose his outfit to coordinate with Katie's dress. They looked incredible together. It was fun to look for this dress with Katie. She decided that the 3 inch heels that she is wearing would cripple her and so she had to take a pair of flat sandals for the actual dance.
This is because she had a big sister that gave her the right kind of advice, "Don't spend too much on your dress, buy awesome shoes and always take a spare for the dance!" Brooke is a good big sister to have. She has all the answers. Katie and Zack had about 76 kids in their group. It was huge!! They went to a place called Noah's and all the moms made something for their dinner to contribute. Katie and Zack said it was the funnest dance that they had ever been to. For Zack it was his first official "Date Dance".

Sisters in Zion (Saratoga Springs)

Sisters in Zion that attended; Suzanne Clawson, Aubrie Huggard, Afton Wilson, Leisa Higbee, Karen Webb, Ethelynn Higbee, Alyssa Hill, Jolie Hill (Katie Higbee not pictured).
The Relief Society General Brodcast on September 27, 2009 was fantastic. The Relief Society Presidency spoke about the mission of Relief Society and the new changes for this year. It was inspiring a fun to be there with my mom, sisters, sister-in-law, nieces and friends. We are so lucky to have so many of us so close. We went to dinner at Cafe Elago and then spent a nice time at the broadcast at the Saratoga Springs Stake Center. The Stake Relief Society provided dessert afterwards and it was nice to visit. We missed those of you who could not attend. We hope to make this a semi-annual tradition!