Wednesday, August 05, 2009

A Wedding, a Visit, and a New Addition

The Wedding

Last weekend, Mel Moorhead, a friend from my mission tied the knot. Although we were never companions, we had many mutual companions. I drove up with the lovely Gianina Bruno and before we knew it we joined the corner full of former Rome missionaries for a mini reunion. Even President and Sister Rhien made an appearance! The reception was gorgeous, as was Mel.

My former comps Olmstead and Bruno

Le Sorelle della Missione Italiana di Roma = coolest sister missionaries ever, hands down.

The Visit

It's hard to call a party a party without Marg and Nate around to liven things up! They arrived Saturday afternoon and came just in time to celebrate Bailey's blessing and Rod and Jourdan's 7th anniversary. Mom had a customized cake made which read, "Bailey, Broadheads, R & J heart." My only question toMom: Couldn't you have told them to leave off the huge pink flowers and used the space to write "Carrie, our favorite daughter" instead?

Chillaxing on Sunday afternoon

The boys wrestled in the backyard.

Setting up for the grandkid shot.

Everyone in the middle of saying "Dinosaur!"


On Monday, Marg, Nate, Maura, and Cameron hiked to Timp Cave. After their hike, we met up and say Disney's new movie, UP, in digital 3D. The movie was great and the obligatory fee of $2.50 for the glasses (on top of the price of the movie) proved to be well worth it. Even as the Broadheads left for SLC today, Cameron was still wearing them.

We spent Tuesday evening up Provo Canyon; how nice to take a break from the valley noise and heat. We roasted hot dogs, enjoyed the delicious watermelon and cantelope, and couldn't stop ourselves from eating Mom's macaroni salad.

Making sure we get our money's worth by wearing the 3D glasses.

Even Owen couldn't resist 'em.

The kids were extremely busy the rest of the evening making "potions," featuring Jade's special dish, "rice and cat."

(Apparently I missed the "stick out your tongue" memo)

This proved to be the most effective way to keep Owen from crawling all over.

Roasted to perfection.

Even when the glasses were covered in marshmellow, Cam still kept 'em on.

It was an absolute BLAST having the circus in town. Can't wait till we can put up the "big top" again! (We hope Cash and new baby brother will join us next time!)

It's about time Maura got some more girl cousins.
Maura and Bailey


Milo and Owen





A quick visit with some of the best buds ever: Kyle, Jackie and Molly, Jess, Jenn, and Eric.

The New Addition

Flora Jane Boynton
Born August 4th, 2009 at 10:50pm
8lbs 5oz.

Congrats Rod and Jo, Milo and Elliot! And welcome to the world, Flo.


Jenn said...

wow, the Boynton clan is getting BIG! Flo, how cute. such cute nieces and nephews you have. love your dress as well. classy.

g.ghepardo said...

I love Milo and Otis, I mean Eliot.

Ellen said...

good times. great pics. poor owen... talk about having a stick up your butt! ha ha ha.

Jourdan said...

I find it very entertaining (and great documentation!)that you guys were eating and laughing and having a joyous time up the canyon, while I was squeezing out a baby and wanting a cheeseburger so badly, it hurt. Literally.

So sorry we missed out on the fun...

Shirley said...

Wow - you covered a lot in there! :) I loved all the pictures. Fun times. :)