Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

We had the family over for some fun pumpkin carving.
Here are a few pics and more pics here:

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Brittany and Curtis hosted another Halloween party which was a lot of fun. They made they own Alice in Wonderland themed costumes.

Brittany set up an area on the deck so that everyone could get their pictures taken.

The Clark's once again did not disappoint.

Mom and dad are always clever creating costumes from things around the house.

Maya did a great job singing in her Owl Corral Halloween performance.

It is always fun to see all of the creative costumes in the school parade.

You can find more pictures here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Soccer

Here are some pictures from Maya's Fall soccer games:

Shelley and Jason

For those of you who live under a rock may not know about my dear friend Shelley. I met Shelley shortly after moving to Northern Virginia from Texas. I met Shelley through Emilie Marshall Brannelly and we quickly spent all our spare time together. Since meeting me, Shelley has patiently put up with my quirky ways.

Shelley helped foster my obsession with Beverly Hills 90210, got me a job at a day care center, helped me pursue too many boys and taught me what it felt like to be in a car when the tire blows up on the freeway. Oh, and how can i forget her letting me escape living at home by visiting her on weekends down at Virginia Tech and our adventure of driving from Virginia to Daytona Beach, Florida for spring break.

And that was just the early years. :-) Once in graduate school, Shelley found me a cute place to live with a great roommate when I moved from Utah to Baltimore. She supported me when I dated guys she didn't like and then we became roommates after she bought her row house. She didn't even change her mind after I painted the bedroom with green stripes and stripped her recently redone hardwood floors when I mopped it with cement cleaner!

Shelley and Jason are a great couple and Shelley is the most patient girl I know, if you couldn't tell from the stories I just shared. Jason makes her laugh, and appreciates her quirks, I mean special characteristics. I appreciate that they enjoy doing things together and they love their Lucy and miss dearly their Cheyenne.

Corey and I were excited to spend their special day together. Shelley looked beautiful and their ceremony was romantic and sweet. I loved their vows and special touches of their personalities added in. The night was fun, the food was great, fun dancing and fabulous people.

Thanks Shelley and Jason for letting us join in on your special day.

You can find more pictures here.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Philly and Baltimore Trip #2

Corey and I were invited to attend our dear friends Shelley and Jason's wedding October 1st. We were so excited for their wedding and for a weekend alone together. We worked it out that we would fly into Philadelphia where my parents met us. We worked out a great deal (for us at least), we would borrow their car and drive to Baltimore and they get to babysit Noah for the weekend.
We were worried with how Noah would handle the weekend away and the flight as he was pretty sick just a few days before the trip. Noah always does a great job of keeping us on our toes. Thankfully, he started feeling better and he did great on the flight. I was impressed he even slept for an hour on the plane. Grandma and Grandpa reported that Noah did great. He felt good, slept all through the night and ate his food.
Once we handed Noah off and stole the car, we drove down to Baltimore for the rehearsal dinner. Jason's mom hosted a delicious dinner and we all had fun telling stories about Jason and Shelley. I only cried a little. Corey and I enjoyed being alone as we realized it was the first time we were both away from Noah for the whole night. I woke up early and met up with a few friends for breakfast. It was great reconnecting and getting to meet Liz's baby girl Thalia. She is adorable.

Corey and I then met up with one of Corey's work friends for lunch.
That evening we enjoyed Shelley and Jason's beautiful wedding. They had it right on the water in Baltimore. She is one lucky girl as the rain stopped just that morning. The sky was beautiful and the humidity low due to the storm. It was so fun to see them happy and in love and spending time with family and friends. Shelley has sure been a good friend to me.

The next day, I enjoyed sleeping in and relaxing. We drove home to Grandma and Grandpa's and stopped by our friends Mike and Brittany's home for a visit. I wished we had Noah to play with Camden and Dallin. They are sure cute boys. We were able to stay a couple days with Grandma and Grandpa.

We took Noah to the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia and he enjoyed every moment. I was not surprised that his favorite part was a big tub of colored balls.