Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Parrish Family Reunion

Grammie Parrish hosts a picnic party every summer. One of the aunts took amazing pictures of Evelyn. I am in love with Murray Park. I love our family.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

My boy

We'll just chalk it up to too much time at the art easel unsupervised.

This past weekend, we drove down to St. George for the Mangus reception. It turned out to be an incredibly wonderful vacation! And that was nice because I wasn't even expecting it to be relaxing. Fun, but not relaxing. Usually trip planning and execution (there is actual research on this) is stressful for moms so that's why they need a vacation from their vacation, but this was awesome. Reception and then party at the pool.

Here are photos from the actual wedding day, July 1, 2010. Welcome to the family, Van! Here is the wedding luncheon song we wrote for you to the tune of Aladdin's A Whole new World:

Katie’s wearing the ring
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell us princess, now when did
You and Van ever decide?

Katie opened Van’s eyes
That girl dances like a wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic cruise ship ride

Katie is Van’s girl
The t-shirts say that it's true
Started on a tandem bike
Katie knew what she liked
more than Mexico dreaming

Van rocks Katie’s world
He’s so attractive and alive
In Salt Lake way up here
It's crystal clear
That now St. George is not too far to drive

Unbelievable style
Indescribable art work
Certified yoga instructor
And he shops every day at DI

Katie is Van’s girl
(She knew it from the start)
A thousand miles on her car
(Van will buy her something better)
Occupational therapist
Just passed her test
We all know that you were meant to be.

Repeat after me
Mangus Family
Eternity for Van and Kathleen

Friday, July 9, 2010

3rd of July

Maakoa provided t-shirts and Kathy Bennett provided the babysitting. We rocked out at Stadium of Fire with great fireworks and entertainment. It's a once a decade life experience so, we'll see you again 2020.

Fourth of July was the Sabbath Day, so no fireworks, just burning in the bosom as we have been attending our Cedar Fort ward where we want to be living. It is a DARLING ward. Johnny boy is the only nursery age child in the congregation. So I kind of think he's behaving well, but when your child is the only one opening his mouth, it sounds very irreverent. I was completely encouraged when a good brother after sacrament said, "Hello to the Coveys! You're unforgettable." And I replied that our sacrament performance makes it that way. He got very serious and said, "Oh, don't you worry. That will come with time." How kind! I felt so understood and grateful because sometimes when people move past a certain stage in their lives, they forget that stage and hold others accountable in an unrealistic way. What a tender mercy to have him acknowledge my stage - and the fact that it will pass!

Fifth of July was the Provo Parade. Thanks to Johnstons for staking out an awesome and shaded area for us to watch. Thanks to Mom & Dad for paying for close parking so we could just walk right up to it. Thanks to Steve & Sandra for letting us use their pool for a huge family party afterwards.

This girl melts my heart. I'm so curious if she's going to have a little brother or a little sister?!?!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rodeo Drive

Lehi Rodeo did not disappoint. This child was loving every second of being up close and personal with all of the horses. Even though there wasn't any mutton busting, we enjoyed ourselves.