Sunday, May 31, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend was so much fun. We started out the weekend by spending time at our cabin in Brian Head. We rode four wheelers, made a dutch oven dinner, and enjoyed each other's company. Connor absolutely loves to ride the four wheelers and he was always the first one ready to go on a ride. Then on Monday we met Eric's family for a Smith family reunion in Toquerville, UT to visit the Toquerville Cemetery. Eric's grandmother is buried there, along with many other of his relatives. It was a great weekend! 

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Life is Busy

Life has been crazy for us for the past few weeks, hence the lack of posting! We are all moved in and we love being back in Las Vegas. It is so much fun being around our families. Eric loves his new job and he comes home exhausted everyday. He isn't used to the Vegas heat yet, so it really zaps him. However, he is happy to be in the "working world." Connor is now almost 19 months and loves being around our families, especially his two grandmas who love to spoil him. :) He also loves my parent's new dog Duke and whenever he hears a dog bark he says "Doooke!" So cute. He has been to nursery a few times and he doesn't like it as much as we would like him to. Any tips on how to keep your kid in nursery?? Hopefully he will get used to it soon. I have kept busy by putting our new house together, trying to keep up with Connor, and I am now teaching my brother and sister piano lessons. They are so much fun to teach and I hope to get more students in the fall.  Other than that, we've been busy with lots of family activities, work, and keeping up with everyday life. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jane's Bridal Shower

This past Saturday I threw my sister-in-law, Jane, a bridal shower. She is getting married on June 5th and I am so excited for her. We moved in two weeks ago, so Eric and I hurried and put our house together so we could have this party for Jane. The party was an open house where Jane's family and friends could come and mingle and congratulate her. Jane got some great gifts and it was great to see her rewarded for making such good decisions in her life. We all love Jane so much, and we are excited to welcome Kyle into our family! 
Jane and her future mother-in-law, Norma 
Grandma Larkin and Aunt Diane
Kelsey helped me make all of those fruit cabobs! Thanks girl!
Kelsey Floyd made the beautiful party favors 
Jane and her Mom 
Lisa Parker 
Jane and all of her gifts!
Shauna and Jane

Megan and Jeannette

Monday, May 11, 2009

Larkin Family Photoshoot

This past weekend we were fortunate enough to have all of Eric's family in town, so Eric's mom thought it was the perfect opportunity for a family photoshoot. We went to the Eagle Hills park in the Larkin's neighborhood and we got some really great shots. Connor wanted to run around and play the whole time, so we had some trouble constraining him and getting him to smile, but overall they came out really well! My mom took the pictures and I think she did an excellent job. She is going more professional now, and her work is wonderful. Enjoy! 
Left to right: Eric & Whitney, Bryce & Jenny, 
Wayne (with Connor) & Melanie,
and Kyle & Jane.