Monday, September 27, 2010

The Weekend

Someone brought Warheads to work on Thursday. No one really wanted them, so Lee was given some to take home to the kids.  I think next time they won't really want them either...
Sept 24 2010 Clark

This one is the best.....
September 24 2010 Shanna

Sept 24 2010 Cal

Sept 24 2010 Haley

Saturday we met up with a few friend for a pot-luck lunch at the park. Thanks Andrea and Nathan for setting it up!  And aren't those cookies darling? 
Sept 25 2010 Shanna Haley Clark

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Sept 25 2010 Cal Shanna Haley Clark Sam Player

Cal and his buddy.  I wish they were in the same grade and had the same teacher! 
Sept 25 2010 Sam Player Cal Shanna

Sept 25 2010 Sam Player Cal Shanna again

Saturday evening I went my church building to view the live broadcast of the General Relief Society Meeting. You can watch it here: General Relief Society Meeting.  If I remember correctly, the meeting was being translated into about 82 different languages and broadcasted to around 165 countries.  Wow!  What a world wide church. And what a great, spirit-filled meeting.  I enjoyed all the talks.  Our prophet, President Monson spoke at the end and I couldn't help but cry when he stood at the pulpit and started speaking.  What a wonderful man with a wonderful heart with a life filled with service.  Truly a Prophet of God. After the broadcast Heidi and I had a good chat with the Bishop (the minister or pastor of our congregation) and his wife and then we (Heidi and I) worked on visiting teaching.  Sunday has been great as always.  This week in our financial class we talked about short-term savings (have at least a 3-month emergency fund and plan ahead--buy things with cash: Christmas stuff, vehicle(s), furniture, what you can afford, not what you think you can afford on a credit plan) and long-term savings (plan for retirement and kids' college fund/mission fund).  Sadly every Sunday we go over time.  We touch on almost all of the main points, but we always feel like we're rushed.  Maybe next time we'll try for a 7 or 8 week class instead of 6. We really enjoy teaching this class! Lee attended some Priesthood meetings this evening and went home teaching.  I just recently ended a Skype chat with my family--always a highlight of Sunday.

Enjoy the week everyone!

8th Anniversary

On September 21 we celebrated our 8th anniversary.  Lee forgot all about our anniversary--which I was actually hoping for. (I told him that this was the only year he could forget.)   I had a few things planned for him, so I decided in my mind that it would be "my" turn to do the anniversary stuff this year. I left a little note/clue for him on his bike for a present I got him. And the wonderful man that he is, I got him a 1/2 gallon of chocolate milk.  What a lucky guy...eight years of marriage rewarded with chocolate milk.  Wonder what I can come up with for the 10 year anniversary. Later I also surprised him with a date!  I led him to believe that we were going on a family date....Thanks Kristi for babysitting!!!

I took some time that afternoon and finally scanned in some wedding photos.
Engagement Photo

I made this dress.  It cost me about $50.  Lee's mom sewed the trim on for me.  Thanks!  I think she stayed up late stitching it on!
Bridal Picture

Wedding Day

Lee and I did sealings a few days prior to our own marriage/sealing. The sealer was Tongan....long story short, they came to our sealing and gave us beautiful leis!
Wedding Day 1

I wonder what people thought about our short engagement.  I got home from my mission in July. In mid August I went out to BYU and saw Lee for the first time after my mission.  We were engaged in a week and married four weeks later.  Was it crazy getting time off of work?  Were flight schedules difficult? Thanks everyone for coming!  We are glad you made the time for us!
Wedding Day 2

Wedding Day 3

Wedding Day 4

We were sealed in the Provo, Utah Temple. Whenever we go back, we love walking by sealing room 6 where we were married.
Wedding Day 5

Wedding Day 6

My parents (which is probably obvious!)
Wedding Day 7

And Lee's parents (yet again, I am sure you didn't need any hints!)
Wedding Day 8

My family at the time...minus Roger who was on his mission.  Sorry bro, I wasn't going to postpone the wedding so you could be there.
Wedding Day 9

Lee's family minus Kent who was quite ill that morning.
Wedding Day 10

I just realized today something funny about this picture. Millie, the amazing lady with the white shirt standing next to me, was my first companion on my mission--my companion at the Missionary Training Center.  And Jen, the great lady with the stripped sweater, wasn't ever my companion, but she was the last missionary I was with in the airport en route to home, before we split and had to go solo till we got to our families. So technically these sisters were the ones I started my mission with and literally ended my mission with. 
Wedding Day 11

Friends from Ricks College!!!  Ryan, Manda, Sam, Dave, Charles, Kaylene & Megan.  Ahhh....good times!
Wedding Day 12

Yum...cake time!
Wedding Day 13

Wedding Day 14

Good thing this will be the only evidence of a fight that our kids will see...
Wedding Day 15

Wedding Day 16

Missionaries from the CLAM (California Los Angeles Mission).  The three guys in back from left to right: Mike Kemp was one of my "AP's" and actually took my wedding photos.  Hyrum Wright--in the middle, was my first District Leader.  Next, Rick Davis, one of the Korean speaking missionaries in the CLAM was my favorite District Leader (sorry Elder Wright...I don't remember much from being a "greenie").  Elder Davis was so nice to us sisters and was a great leader. The rest of the ladies were fellow Visitor Center sisters, along with my friend Polly (she was a "full-field" sister--not assigned to the VC) who was in the MTC with me and Millie. To name off the sisters if I can remember! Adrienne, Sister Garcia, Polly, Melinda, Millie, Rachel, Krista and Ana.
Wedding Day 17

Wedding Day 19

My amazing sisters!
Wedding Day 20

Father and son
Wedding Day 21

Grandpa and Grandma Bartholomew, and Grandpa Hibbard.  I was really glad that my grandparents and Lee's grandpa could all be at the sealing.
Wedding Day 22

First came love, then came marriage, then came the the double strollers!

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Cal - Copy

Haley and Shanna 4 of May - Copy

Little Elden
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Happy Anniversary Lee!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A couple of weeks ago our friends invited us over to roast hot dogs and marshmallows.  We had a great time.  Thanks Sarah and Patrick! 
Sept 10 2010 Clark

Sept 10 2010

Sept 10 2010 Cal and Haley

Sept 10 2010 Patrick Hippler and Clark

Sept 10 2010 Cal (2)

I make the weirdest faces sometimes...
Sept 10 2010 Ruth Elden

Sept 10 2010 Clark Cal

Sept 10 2010 Elden

Sept 10 2010 Haley

Sept 10 2010 Shanna

Our friends have boys the same ages as Clark and Cal. 
Sept 10 2010 Clark Patrick Hippler (2)

Sept 10 2010 Clark Patrick Hippler

The next day there was a little end of summer bash at a community center on base.
Sept 11 2010 Potato Sack race

Sept 11 2010 Potato Sack race (2)

Sept 11 2010 Shanna Haley

A few days ago Lee pulled out his BCG's.  I love how he took pictures of all the kids with them on...except Elden.  We'll have to snap one of him soon!
Sept 18 2010 Cal

This one cracks me up.  It's as if Cal is posing for a magazine for an ad for kid BCG's.
Sept 18 2010 Cal (2)

Sept 18 2010 Clark

Sept 18 2010 Haley

Sept 18 2010 Cal Haley

Sept 18 2010 Shanna

Cal and his bike. 
Sept 22 2010 Cal

Sept 22 2010 Cal (2)