Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

I don't have any pictures specifically, but I just wanted to say what a wonderful day it has been! As I reflect on it, I've had so many wonderful examples of mothers in my life. Of course, my incredible mom, whom I'm so grateful to be able to continue to learn from. My mother-in-law is also a great example of love for family and the gospel. Then there are my grandmothers, mothers of my friends, and now many of my close friends are mothers. You are all such wonderful examples to me, and I'm grateful to have all of you in my life! Thank you for helping me be able to bask in your examples and enjoy your friendship!

Fun, Busy Week!

This last week I decided to take a little "vacation" since I am officially done with school. It included a 5 day trip to Richfield!! We definitely did miss Darrell, but we were glad he could join us Friday night for a wedding on Saturday.
I started on good ol' Cinco De Mayo with a trip to Manti to share in the excitement of my cousin, Skyler, at his wedding. He and Kristina are so happy, and their sealing was so beautiful! I'm thankful I got the chance to go. Steven was loving running around the temple, but obviously he wasn't used to some of the inclines that are up around the Manti temple. He did a nice nose dive into the pavement, and his nose and forehead had quite the battle wounds for a few days. As soon as Steven saw Grandma and Grandpa Rowley on Tuesday, he shouted "HI!" and suddenly they became his best friends. Especially Grandpa. They had so much fun together, and it's no secret that "branpa" holds a special place in Steven's heart. Steven was his little shadow all week.
Steven loved being able to play in Richfield. My parents had lots of room for him to play, stairs to climb up and down on, a yard to run around in, a neighborhood to go for walks in, and a plethera of new and exciting toys. Like this here rocking chair.
I was going through some of my stuff in my closet, and found this hat. It's now been claimed by Steven. He loves it!
Saturday was a big event, as my good friend, Ashley Kailey, got married, and she asked me to be her maid of honor. (I guess it's technically matron...but oh well!) I thought I looked absolutely fabulous in my beautiful dress, but since I got to play an important part in the wedding and all, I didn't get any pictures of us. Hopefully I'll get some from her soon. I did take some pictures of the cake for her mom (Her mom made my wedding cake as well). She does a fantastic job!


Since I seemed to have been doing a very obvious countdown, I'm finding it funny it has taken me over a week to get these posted! Graduation Day at USU on May 2nd was a fabulous day! We had a lot of fun staying at my brother's house, and Steven loved playing with his cousins! Even now when he sees pictures he keeps saying "hi tait!" Saturday dawned bright....and rainy. :) I love the rain, so it really didn't ruin my day. Just my hair! I was able to walk with my cousin, Sabrina, and one of my good friend's, Catherine, for the main commencement which was nice. I was a little bummed when I found out Senator Bob Bennett was our speaker, but he actually gave a fantastic talk, so it all turned out great. I didn't sit by anybody I knew at my college commencement, but it was still fun. Here are some pictures from the day! I don't know if it got captured in pictures, but one of the highlights of my day was the look of "I'm proud of you" on Darrell's face. Thanks so much mom, dad, sheri, mom and dad cropper, darrell and steven for helping make this such a special day for me! And thanks everyone for your love and support!
Oh, and the "technical" term for my degree is Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis in Family, Consumer, and Human Development (FCHD) and English. And if any of you are wondering, there is a HUGE difference between that and a general degree. I have my thesis to prove it.