Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Reception

Friday afternoon after the being on temple square we went back to the Walker's house for some finger foods and waited to go to the reception. They had their reception at a family friend's property. It was a gorgeous area not to mention decorated lovely. Roger took all of these pictures since my arms were full with Aliana. She needed my attention most of that evening which was fine because I probably would've got in the photographer's way a lot because I saw a lot of cool photo ops but I knew I would just be getting in the way.

This pond has fish and during the reception they fed them and they were jumping everywhere. Ethan just loved it! If you look close you can see the second shooter for the reception.
Their line down by the pond.
The lanterns looked awesome for this area.

Beautiful Aleksa!! We just love her...
Ethan...I liked this picture best in black and white because the lighting was bad.
Auntie Heather with Aliana.
The sunset was gorgeous.
Their beautiful cake!

The beautiful couple together! Cutting the cake....

(one of my favorites) About to feed each other...
I'm sure it was good since it looks like it was chocolate...and I don't know who could not like chocolate cake...

Their first dance together as husband and wife! Don't they look so happy?

Cache dancing with his mom!
Uncle Jimmy and his namesake Ethan James.
He loved the fire!

The getaway vehicle!
Cache going to get his bride!

I loved the idea of having the sparklers. I'd never heard of that before but then again I live in Washington and people from Utah always have creative ideas for receptions because that's the biggest part of the day because everyone can celebrate!

Look at them go on that moped off into the sunset!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Utah Details

I never said anything about our trip the first two days in Utah. Wednesday we left at 4am and drove to Farmington, UT where we met up with the Walkers and went to Brooklyn's softball game that they won in the last few seconds of the game by one point. After the game we went to Winger's for dinner. It was good, but we were exhausted by then because it was after 9pm and we only got an hour sleep that day because we stayed up so late packing and then left so early. We went back to Jimmy Pardi's house in Provo and talked. Roger, Jimmy, and Ethan took a trip to Taco Bell while I fell asleep. When they got back they stayed up chatting for a while. I was happy to get some rest and let my husband enjoy his time with his buddy. Jimmy had everything set up so nice for us. Thursday we got up and got ready and went back to Farmington so I could take Heather to get pedicures for her birthday present from me! It was fun because we got to leave our little ones with our hubbies and enjoy getting pampered. After we got back to the Walker's they headed off to the rehearsal dinner and we headed back to Provo to hang out with my brothers, Brandon Hill, and Jimmy. We met them at the Provo Towne Centre and then we went to The Pizza Factory for dinner. It was delicious. I wish we had one of those here!! After dinner we ran to the University Mall in Orem and Roger got some brown church shoes. I was trying to find dresses the whole time but my chest is too big and my waist is smaller so I decided I won't be able to buy many dresses until I lose some more weight. I'll just have to resort to shirts and skirts. :( I am sad because there are so many modest dresses out there right now but they don't look good on me!! I bought Turbo Jam (work out videos) before I left for the trip so I'm trying to get the hang of doing them. I know when we move into our own place it will be easier for me to stay on a schedule! More to come when I post the rest of the pictures.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Friday May 16 - Wedding Day

Friday was when Cache and Lindsey were sealed in the SLC temple. It was a beautiful warm day! Roger and I enjoyed taking these pictures. We didn't get any pictures of the beautiful couple at the temple but we did at the reception. Ethan waiting in the new stroller.

Ali was so good!
Family waiting for them to grace us with their presence.
I love this picture of Roger and Ethan.
Roger took some pictures of Ethan and me and I only wish that I would've been looking at the camera.

The sky was so beautiful. I love the Salt Lake City temple.

This is the closest I got to taking a picture of our family on temple square.
Ethan did not want to sit still!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

We're headed to UTAH!!!

We are leaving bright and early tomorrow morning to head to Utah! Our friends Cache and Lindsey and getting married on Friday and we want to be there to celebrate. Our best friends Heather and Cam are going to be there too because Cam is Cache's big brother. Roger served in McAllen, TX mission with Cache where he first met him, but we met Cam while we were going SVU and Roger saw a picture on Cam's board that looked like Texas and it clicked...Elder Walker..and Cam Walker. Anyways...we're so excited to see them and can't wait to play. We are also excited to see Jimmy Pardi. He was Roger's trainer on his mission and Ethan's middle name is after him.

See you when we get back!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Playing in the ExerSaucer

Last Monday I decided I needed to go get the Exersaucer out of storage so Aliana could play with it, because she's growing so fast and wants to do more. And she loves it! It's so nice to put her in there and let her play. When I take her out she's ready for a nap. Ethan loves it when she's in there too because he can interact with her. He likes to crawl under her and grab her legs. I love how she has bubbles in this picture. It doesn't surprise me since she's teething and always drooling.
Look at that smile! I can't believe how big she's getting.

She has the prettiest big eyes!

Yogurt is Yummy

I've been trying to teach Ethan how to feed himself. He's enjoying it a lot, but it's hard because I always have to clean up a big mess. One afternoon I had him eat some yogurt, which he loves. I poured into a bowl because it was too hard for him to get out of the cup it came in so this was the outcome when he was all done. I'm afraid almost all of it made it everywhere but his mouth! He wanted to get out! Can't you tell?
And then we found a smile! I love this picture!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Pajama Time

I bought these pajamas for Ethan when he wasn't even a year yet and when I got some hand-me-downs from my Aunt's friend there were the same pajamas for Ali's size so we took some pictures of my two cuties together. If you can't tell my mom was getting him to smile at her but not at me! I love little kids in pajamas!

*My Twins*

Roger loves to have Ethan match him! And I think it's adorable! They are two good lookin' guys!! They were both enjoying lunch together so I thought I'd get a couple shots of them together. Ethan is saying cheese in this first one! haha Ethan watching his dad eat chicken!