Monday, January 26, 2009

Past Weekend...

This past weekend was filled with lots of events.

First off, I got to hang out with my beautiful niece Amanda on Thursday. She took pitty on me and went to Show Low with me. I always love spending time with my nieces and nephews. Then, we had a GREAT time going out on our Friday night date with our good friends the McLaws, Parrys, and Reidheads. We went to Payson and ate at Chile's, went to Wal-Mart, enjoyed each others company, and laughed and laughed!! We are SO blessed to have such AWESOME friends!

Saturday morning I atteneded our stakes womens conference. It was AWESOME!! Here are a few things I learned:
#1 - Patriarch Gillespie spoke on Patriarchal Blessings and getting the most out of them. I loved how he spoke of women of old and the important role they have had on this earth, starting clear back with mother Eve. I learned that I need to read my blessing a whole heck of a lot more!!

#2 - Sister Carmen Shumway spoke on visiting teaching. I learned that if you go within the first 15 days of the month then the Lord is with you while you visit your sisters, if you go from the 16th-25th he is only with you 80%, and if you go the last 5 days of the month you are on your own:)

#3 Brett and Shelly Caldwell were the last speakers and they shared their experience about her battle with face cancer. I missed Bretts talk, but Shelly's was amazing!

I am grateful that I decided to attend the meeting. It was exactly what I needed to get me through at least another 24 hours.

Now moving on...

After the womens conference we headed over to Courtney and Jake's house where we were throwing my niece Jess a surprise baby shower. She was completely surprised! We had a great time visiting and eating great food!! After the shower Shawna and I headed over to Bashas and then to Safeway to do some coupon shopping. We didn't get home til about 7:00pm. It was a much needed get away for me since my hubby had been working in the valley all week. Thanks to my hot honey for watching our crazy kids including a really sick baby! (Miles ran a fever all weekend so I got him in to the dr today and he has a virus. He has nasty soars in the back of his throat and has lost some weight. We hope he gets feeling better soon!)

Then Saturday night I went down and took some prego pics of my beautiful niece Jesse. I haven't ever taken prego pics and I had a lot of fun. She is absolutely beautiful!! We are so excited for her to bring little Lewis Jes(sorry if that's not how you spell it) into this world. He is going to be such a special little guy and I can't wait to get to know him.

Jess at her surprise shower. She doesn't even look prego!!
The quilt I made for's a lot cuter than the picture shows:)
Me and my beautiful niece Jessica
Isn't she beautiful!! (Jess, hopefully you don't mind me putting it on here!)
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mrs_jpyatt said...

WOW what a beutiful picture of her! I can't believe she's having a baby! I guess I still just think of her as a lil girl! Her belly is so so little! It's beutiful! So what kind of pricing do you have for your pictures? Or do you even do things like that? You are Really Really Good! Your pictures are beautiful!

Nicole said...

She needs to be a model!!!Great job on the pics! thanks fo the great date night!!

Alvin & Jessica Pease said...

You are seriously the best aunt tiffie!!! I seriously dont know what i would do without you! i dont mind that you put that pic on there. Also you need to send me the pics from the shower so i can put them on my blog. Thanks sooo much for everything! the shower was awesome & it made me all excited to have a baby.

amanda.hall said...

Ok I love how her pics turned out... you going to be up for doing me in about 3 1/2 months? And thanks for the shout out on the show low trip... I had lots of fun with you too!

Rich and Lacee said...

AHHHH... You're such a great aunt!! The pics turned out awesome!! How is everything with baby boy? Do they know anything more about his little heart?? It's always in the back of my mind and they are in our thoughts and prayers!!!

Jason and Shay Johnson said...

She looks stunning!! You did a great usual.

Angie said...

Awesome picture! And holy savings TIFF! Good job! I was wondering how you could afford to feed all those mouths in your house!

Porter Prodigies II said...

Come take pictures of me and my family!!! That is an amazing pic of Jess, she is so pretty. Good job. How is her baby doing? I wish I was closer to join in on your fun dates!