Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Weekend of Good Causes

This weekend started off with the Bean Benefit 5K Run. I recruited my mom and sister to run it with me. Even though I am still quite out of shape, we had BLAST running our first race in pure snow and slush. Karren beat me but I managed to stay real close to her the whole time. My mom was proud to be the second oldest running but placing well before last! Unfortunately the cold weather kept a lot of wusses from running. I'm so glad we did it though. I think I've decided that races are much more fun when you are running for a good cause and not necessarily just to place.
(Me and Karren during the race)
Mitch didn't want to run but he still woke up and came and cheered us on and took pictures of us. Plus it meant he got to come eat at Magleby's for breakfast afterwards.
Saturday just kept getting better after an awesome BYU win over San Diego State. Adrienne came and watched it with us, and afterwards we finished sewing her nursing cover! Wahoo, that is the first project done on my new sewing machine. Even though you can't tell, the cover is complete with terry cloth corners on the back, boning at the top so it can bow out for her to see the baby, and an adjustable strap around her neck!
Then that evening we babysat for my sister so they could go see the Carl Bloch exhibit. Afterwards Mitch and I went to downtown SLC to check out this hole-in-the wall place called Bruges (named after the amazing city in Belgium). We enjoyed frites (Belgian french fries) and a delicious waffle. We will be back there again shortly.

On Sunday, although not photographed, I played a musical number with my two sisters in my sister Katie's ward. So overall, I think it was a great weekend full of good causes. I hope to have a lot more of those.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Feb. 19th

Kelsey and Trevor got married yesterday. It was a tiring day for everyone involved in the preparation of anything concerning the wedding--but it turned out SO BEAUTIFUL.
Kelsey looked soo stunning, she could have been mistaken for a doll.
Ali put together the whole wedding and Becky and I got to be the helpers.
And lets not forget the non-photographed helper--Mitch, who is the best husband because he faithfully wakes up early and comes to weddings with me, takes pictures for me, and still smiles at the end of the day. (As long as he has a full stomach).
After cold rain, collapsing ribbon walls, frozen toes, and blown out candles, it was a fabulous wedding. We love you Kelsey!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Bieber Experience

I never knew that Justin Bieber could woo me until last night.
Thank you Sam, Puck, Artie, and Mike. I am so into your Bieber band.
p.s. Is any one else totally obsessed with Rachel Berry Singing "Firework" now?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Y(ule) Ball

Okay so it wasn't the Yule ball from Harry Potter but it still turned out to be a lot of fun.

Mitch's mission companion, Marshall Hill, and his wife were incharge of this Y-Ball for married students at BYU. They wanted us to go, and we consented, but not without making sure Nathan and Adrienne could come along to keep us company.

It turns out that Mandy and Kevin were there too, so we had lots of fun!

Here are some of the highlights:

The Jacks, Hills, and McClellans just after dinner catered by Magleby's. (mmm)

Limo ride up around the Provo Temple--a little bit cheesy but a lot of fun.
Mitch and I standing through the sun roof in the Limo--not quite like in NYC or Vegas but still exciting. (note Mitch's ugly green bow tie)

Mandy and I laughing about how we felt like we were in high school again.

Thanks for a fun night!