Friday, April 29, 2011

Speaking of weddings...

A few more pictures from Anna's wedding have trickled in...




How the family has grown...


And, Audrey, who has never frowned for a second in her life, frowned through the whole picture taking:


Don't be surprised if we look a little "spring" on our Christmas card this year ;)



Still making the face:



Royal Wedding Day

I am having some SERIOUS Kate Middleton envy today, so I thought I'd blog about our wedding.  It should be done anyway, especially since blogs didn't exist waaay back in '05 ;)

At the time my parents lived in Oregon, and I had only been out of Oregon for a few years, (while attending college, so not "real" time away) so the choice to get married in the Portland, Oregon Temple was easy.  Logistically, it was kind of crazy.  We were so very blessed that so much of our family and friends were able to travel to be with us.  I am sure at the time we didn't properly convey how grateful we were to have them all there.  So...5.5 years later, THANK YOU.

I can't remember that many details, which either means they weren't important, or that I forget stuff.  Here's what I remember...

I am, to this day, proud that my wedding dress only cost $99.  Not only that but I was able to sell it afterward for $150.  I thought that would be the best my parents could ever hope for, but Anna got hers for $99 too!  She totally beat me because hers didn't need any alterations.  



Eric's family came all the way from Pennsylvania to be there.  At the time, Eric's sister, Laurie, was engaged to her now-husband Dan.  They had gotten engaged just as Eric and I started dating, but we beat them to the wedding.  You gotta move quick when you're Mormon ;)


Eric's family:


My parents:


"Shaver" women.  Our colors were plum and champagne.  It's interesting, for all of the obsessing and agonizing all colors end up looking dated at some point anyway.  Although, Kate Middleton's bridesmaids wore champagne today =)

Carrie Iverson, Liz Iverson, Kate Sookhoo, Cindy Shaver, Laura Horne, Meg Shaver, Anna Shaver (Catmull), and Allison Iverson.

At the time, Carrie and Allison Iverson were the only grandkids/nieces/flower girls.  My how things have CHANGED!


Those who attended our sealing:

L-R Rodger Shaver, Liz Iverson, Josh Iverson, Steve Sookhoo, Kate Sookhoo, Eric Horne, Laura Horne, Cindy Shaver, Rob Johnson, Denise Salisbury, and Jeff Salisbury.






My absolute favorite of all of the wedding pictures.  Steve & Kate, plus 1:


And without the yahoo:


When we got married, chocolate fountains were all the rage (like cupcakes, candy bars, and frosted sugar cookies are now):


My something borrowed and something blue.  A rabbit's foot I gave my Dad in kindergarten.  I learned the hard way that "rabbit's foot" meant "a (real) rabbit's foot."  Still gross.


The Iverson family was much smaller in those days:


My roommates, who were totally amazing to come:

Deveney Jensen and Desiree Syme

Eric's roommates Rob Johnson and Josh Blade came too...but I can't find their picture.  Our wedding pictures are a mess on the hard drive of my computer.  Speaking of which, we had a little trouble with the whole wedding photographer situation, and I am not sure even 5.5 years is long enough to share that story.  Anyway, we just had everyone there take pictures and we got what we got.  



Now Blogger is refusing to add any more photos, so I guess it's time to wrap this up.  Happy Royal Wedding Day!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

More of the bath "baby"

Maggie has been back in the baby tub.  Amos has taken it upon himself to wash her.  For some unknown reason she cooperates...



Strike that.  He gave her chocolate.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

3 Years


Tomorrow will mark three years since we bought our house.  It is hard to believe it has been that long, and that its only been that long at the same time.  Three years is the longest Eric and I have lived in one place, and it's as long as I lived in Oregon (I have such a hard time telling people where I am from, Utah is becoming the simplest way to answer). 

We've covered a lot of ground (literally and figuratively) in the last three years, and I'll always be grateful for our time in Springville.  Even if I NEVER wanted to be a Utahn.

The "gem" that caught our eye.

My Girl

This apple didn't fall far from the tree:




NOTHING beats Tiffany blue.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

2011 Garden

Weird, it was a year ago to the day that I blogged about our 2010 garden.  I don't know why, but planting a garden is so exciting to me.  It's so fun to daydream about all of the yummy fruits and vegetables you're going to get to eat.  Never mind that when it actually comes around to it, it always feels like so much work =(

We expanded a little this year to accommodate our new eating habits, so here's what we've got:


From top to bottom: zucchini, yellow squash, onions, 3 kinds of tomatoes, 2 boxes of beets (yay!), and our raspberries.

Close up of the raspberries, they're really hanging in there from last year:


Beets (nothing to see here yet) and more of the raspberries:


Zucchini, yellow squash, onions, tomatoes:


Off the top of my head, the tomatoes are beefsteak, grape, and a yellow heirloom:


Up near the house Eric planted two kinds of cantaloupe, two kinds of cucumbers, and spaghetti squash (my second favorite):


And, he added to my herb garden.  Thyme and basil:


Really Eric has done all of the work in our gardens always, but I'll go ahead and give myself consultant credit.  Thankfully he's a good sharer.

Bath Baby

Yesterday I gave Audrey a bath and while I was getting her dried off and dressed, Maggie disappeared.  I didn't notice she wasn't underfoot until I went back into the bathroom to drain the water out of Audrey's tub and found this:



Nakey and sitting in the tub.  I guess Audrey's bath toys are more exciting than hers...She's been asking to take baths ever since.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny was very good to us this year.  The kids loved all of their treasures in their baskets.  The egg hunting was very low key, with Amos spending most of his time telling Maggie where the eggs were.

"Look Maggie, here's one!"

They definitely lacked the competitive edge of some of the egg hunts I participated in as a child.









Thank you Easter Bunny!