Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Our fun 3 day weekend!

It started out with a nice big rain storm that Bryanna {and Mark & I} really enjoyed! I can't understand when people say they don't like it when it rains. But growing up here, I think it is a treat when the rain drops are splashing against everthing! The rain storm was spectacular out where we live, watching the clouds roll over the mountain was a sight to behold! Bryanna had so much fun playing with the umbrella, which my sister actually sent to me while I was on my mission, and kicking and splashing in the gutter! It was so great to have a break from the heat!

We had a very fun get together over at my parent's house memorial day which included swimming, eating, and more swimming! I must admit that the food was just as wonderful as the company. The cousins LOVE playing together, especially if a pool is involved. Bryanna jumped off the cave for the first time with Daddy's help, she had a blast, and was worn out at the end of the day. My sister Camille had tried out a new recipe for some homemade rolls, and it was definitely worth the wait! It was so delicious topped with some honey butter...I think that could have been all my points for the week:) Needless to say, we had an awesome weekend, packed with so much fun!

On Friday night, my little sister had her 16th birthday party, and it was a total BLAST! My parents went all out on the food and entertainment...it was a hit! Bryanna even got in on the dancing with the Hula Dancers...she took a curtsey at the end of her little grass skirt shaking...it was hilarious!





After the Dancers performed, they had a DJ come and he had lights and music going til about 10:30, then all the kids jumped in the pool! My mom said the last kid left around 12:30am that night. I think it was a swinging party!!!!

10 comments:

Chris & Lynette said...

What a fun weekend. Your lil sister's party looked amazing! I'm with you on the rain. The desert sure makes you really appreciate those dark drizzling days, cuz they are so few and far between.

Kara said...

You guys sure know how to party! Jamie's party looked so fun. I can't believe she's 16, I bet the guys are lined up to take her out on a date! I miss hanging out at your parent's house and swimming in the CAVE! We have some fond memories from there.

The Petersons said...

Wow! What a fun weekend! You guy DO know how to party! ha ha

Baker Bunch said...

FUN!!! WOW, I know my sweet 16 wasn't near that! GREAT pics!

How are you doing with WW?

Angie said...

As I recall, that whole fiasco with the FBI raid on David Koresh's compound happened on my 16th birthday. But that's a downer....moving on, your family is great with the parties. That's such a good thing. Also, I love rainy days too. I think you're right---I have also always lived in the desert, so I truly appreciate rain. I missed the rain here, but it rained in St. George too.

The Almanza Family said...

Wow!! What an FUN weekend.. Man your parents have a great party house huh? I totally love the picture of Bryanna jumping from the cliff.. How Brave =D

Hawley Family said...

HOW FUN!!! Gosh that tops all 3-day weekends!! Food, family, fun, rain...what could be better!!

Christene said...

Sounds like you had a seriously great time over the weekend. I love the pink umbrella. I can just imagine you using it in Japan! I love keeping up with your fun.

Danielle said...

WOW!! That really looks fun. Your parents know how to throw a party. Very cute Bryanna sporting a hula.

Todd & Rakel Gardner said...

Your family throws the best parties. I still remember your totally awesome baby shower for maddox,