September 25, 2009

A Quick Catch Up

It seems like whenever a new school year starts, so does a billion other things. Our family is involved in way too many things, but we never can seem to cut anything out. Anyways, whenever I get overwhelmed, blogging is one of the first things to go. So here's just a little glimpse of a few things that have happened over the last month.
First, Marquie finally turned 16 and got asked out on her first date. She went with Dallin Sweet and his last name describes him well. And they humored me with a picture (a few actually but this will do).

Then a few days later, Marquie got asked to Homecoming (her first school dance) by Mike Peters- a great friend and neighbor.

It was funny because we happen to be having the team dinner (HHS girls soccer-yeah!) at our house at that particular moment so they were all in on it.

Then, because it was Marquie's sweet 16 we had a surprise party for her the weekend after her bday. She was very surprised. I can't even tell you how many people came, I lost track. But it was fun!

Then Wade (the little sneak) knew I would never suspect another surprise so soon, so he threw a surprise party for me the following weekend for my big 40. My poor family. They helped me a ton with Marquie's party and I know they helped Wade even more. You can tell I really was surprised because I look like a scrounge. Do people still say scrounge?

Yes, I blew out all 40 candles on my first try, thank you very much!

Marquie & Mike leaving for their day activity at 9:30 in the morning. They really go all out nowadays. It's like an all day thing.

Marquie & Shenay were in the same group so they got ready together at our house. They are so cute!!

Marquie & Jord just before Jordan left to go pick up his date.

Mike putting Marquie's corsage on. It was much more successful than her (and me) trying to put his boutinere on.

Marquie's whole group

Dang, I just deleted Jordans group photo and I'm too tired to figure out how to get it back where I want it. It's too bad because these girls had on the cutest modest dresses.
Jordans group had dinner at our house out on the deck. Makenna was their waitress and she was adorable. And they all gave her tips. Right here she is asking them what kind of salad dressing they want.

Such a great group! While we were getting their food ready we could hear them saying a prayer.

And I had to add this little tidbit. Jordans buddy Jared was voted Homecoming King. This is him after they announced it at the Homecoming assembly. He's adorable and hilarious!
Sorry about the long post. Hopefully I'll get a handle on "busy season". It seems like it's busy season for about 9 months out of the year. Oh well, let the good times roll=)


The Egans said...

Busy, busy, busy! Fun, fun, fun! Cute, cute, cute! Lame, lame,comment! Sorry. But, I do love all the pics! I can't believe Marquie and Jord are old enough for all of this fun halabaloo! And, I can't believe you're old enough to be 40! ;) Love you all!

The Harding Hive said...

I still say scrounge. It's one of my favorite words. Great post. THanks for catching up. I know you are so busy. My nieces are beautiful. I love that pic of the two of them together. And you are such a good sport to have EVERYTHING at your house.

Melissa said...

I haven't said SCROUNGE in a long time, but I'll probably start saying it all the time now..
Your kids are so cute. I loved this post. It gives me great hope that as they hit those teenage years that there are still strong youth that are modest and remembering to say their prayers, even infront of each other. I loved that part. The girls are beautiful I LOVED Marquie's dress.

The Stone's said...

So cute! I say scrounge all the time. Actually, I prefer people to call me scrounge instead of Shayla. Anyway, Marquie's dress is SO CUTE! Love it! And the Jord man is one handsome fella! Love you!

Lovin' Bein' Sain said...

Happy 40th birthday Dayna!! I love all the surprise parties you guys have. That is just so fun. And I am so happy to see that Jared made a debut on your blog. He is truly the best. I always say this, but seriously, if I could have any wish it would be that I would be Jared's same age. Their friends are just so much fun!! A prayer at Homecoming dinner?? Does it get any better???

Bammy said...

Great pictures and even greater kids! I love them all so much! They are adorable, inside and out. Glad they have such fun friends and such fun and supportive parents.
btw, I remember those busy busy high school days with my teenagers, they go faster than you think, so I'm glad you're enjoying it. (At least you're not pregnant!)

Kelly and Megan said...

How fun! Brings back such fun memories. Your kids are so grown up! Can't believe they are dating and driving and all that great stuff! They seem like such great kids. I hope mine turn out just the same!


Hey Dayna! Cute pictures! I think that is so neat that Jordan and his group had dinner at your house! A lot of kids his age seem to avoid their parents! I think that says a lot about what kind of parents you guys are!

Rachel said...

You and your family give me such hope of having a good experience with the teenage years.
Amazing kids and so cute! I feel so proud of them and I'm not even related! (:

Amber said...

Happy Birthday! You really, honestly do not look like you are 40! Marquie and Jordan are so cute! How did they grow up so fast?

sdaguilar said...

What a great month! I still say scrounge. :)