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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
Summer 2012- LARGE REUNION- mark your calenders now and plan on attending (exact dates and location TBA)
Summer 2015- Beach House (Date TBA)
Once upon a time...
...two young people fell in love. They were sealed for time and all eternity on December 3, 1954 in the Hawaii Temple. Almost 55 years later there are 8 children with 6 spouses, 37 grandchildren (including some spouses), 10 great grandchildren with 2 on the way and a lot of special people we like to call family! The grand total: the numbers are changing too fast to keep up (it's about 70 total!), but we know it adds up to a whole lot of JOY!
God Bless Our Family (Higbee Family Song)
by: J. Alvin Higbee (father of J. Marvin Higbee)
God bless our family help us to grow; Strive more in harmony that we may know; The mysteries of thy kingdom the glories of thy love; Fill our souls with wisdom and knowledge from above. Make us one united band mighty for the right; Inspired by study and by prayer let us heed the Gospel light.
Because there are so many of us, we live all over the place, and we are very busy, this blog was created to (as it says in the header) "keep us all connected". It is a place for you to post exciting things that happen in your family so the rest of us will know. For example: new babies, awards, advancements, missions, weddings, funny stories, recipes, exciting news.... basically ANYTHING you want to share with the people who love you the most... your family! You can include pictures with your posts or not... JUST POST! Reason number two for this blog: so everyone will know about upcoming events and things that are going on (reunions, blessings, farewells, parties, etc.) and hopefully eliminate some of the confusion that happens when there are so many people involved. We hope you will all get involved and that this can be a benefit to our family.
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