Thursday, July 23, 2009


More reception photos. Melody and Doyle (Tif and Brian's) spent most of the night catching frogs. I kept telling Melody she was in a beautiful dress and we didn't want to ruin it and she just told me that she was being VERY careful and that she always wanted a pet frog! Nice. Unfortunatly, the frogs (all 6 of them) didnt make it home from the reception.


SO, I was a dork and totally forgot my camera on the day of the wedding and didnt get any pictures at the temple. But, I did manage to get a few at the reception of the couple, the fam and the kids. Amber and CJ look like the perfect couple and the girls looked adorable in their dresses. If we look a little sunburned, it is because it was 113 degrees and the reception was outside. A little hot setting up but the evening was perfect. Just how you ordered it mom...LOL. I babysat the chocolate fountain most of the night and got to see lots of old friends in the process. I have an amazing family, everyone worked really hard and it ended up beautiful for the blissful couple. Highlights: tying tulle to all the chairs, the wind blowing away the decorations and getting to re-do them, cleaning the chocolate fountain and the ALL TIME best-having an entire bowl of chicken salad not used (for all you in the kitchen you know what I mean :) Amber, I am so thankful for you! You are such a great sister and friend. CJ is a lucky guy and I hope you two make it a great life! CJ, thanks for being a GREAT guy for my sister. You guys are the best. Have fun in Silver City and enjoy the newlywed life!

Amber and CJ

These are just a couple of the amazing pictures Amber and CJ got during their announcement photo shoot. A girl from Thatcher took them and did a great job!


I have had lots of company this month! Which is a good thing, since Melody has been gone so much. Amber went thru the temple on July 2nd and the whole family came into town and then Andrea, Jared and kylie came down for the wedding (and the heat...come on Jared you love it!) One of the nights I got to have both Kylie Sue and Lanie at my house. They are both little sweethearts in their own way and I tried to get pictures of them playing together but they would stop playing when I tried so I settled for standing still next to each other(and when i say playing together i mean kinda playing usually ended up with Lanie sitting on Kylie but I think she was trying to be friendly:)


At the end of June the Quinns came to AZ for a visit and Nicolas got baptized in Safford. Our whole group of friends made the trip and Melody got to come too! She was spending time with her dad but I got to pick her up for a couple hours. She had never been to a baptism before and I really wanted her to go, especially when it was such a good friend. Nicolas is a great kid and a great example to all the younger kids in the group. Donelle had an awesome luncheon for everyone afterward and then the group got a little tour of Safford. They got to see where Leslie, me and Donelle all grew up and they got to ride 4 wheelers, shoot a gun, and then go to Dairy Queen. Doesn't get much better than that.

Melody's High School Musical Performance

Also in June, Melody and her friends, Kaeli, Paige, Maddie and Lexie all went to a High School Musical Camp and had a performance at the end of the week. Let me tell you about the HSM overload that occured that week. We woke up and sang it, after work, we would watch clips from the movies and at night, Melody went to sleep listening to the soundtrack! I think I can sing most of the words myself now :) (Liz, thanks for taking Melody and for singing MORE with the girls in the car!) At the show, all the girls had a one line solo. It was so fun to see their personalities come out, especially Lexi! Melody did a great job on her solo, I was totally proud!! All the girls did great!

Amber's Bridal Shower

In June, all the sisters put on a bridal shower for Amber. We had a chocolate dipping party the night before. It was lots of fun! The red velvet/cream cheese chocolate dipped dessert was the favorite (and I am NOT a chocolate fan!) The gorgeous invites were made by Candice Cook: she did an amazing job!The shower was a blast and it was great to see everyone! Amber was too cute, she doesn't like everyone "looking at her" but she was a good sport, especially with the lingerie:) Love Ya Amber Lee!