Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Harry Ainlay Class of 2009!

Maryn had her commencement and graduation banquet this past weekend.
She graduated with Honorable Mention from Harry Ainlay High School
Maryn's graduating class was over 750 kids, the commencement exercises lasted 3 1/2 hours!
This is Maryn with her closer high school friends
The graduation banquet was Saturday night, Maryn spent the day getting primped and polished, she looked beautiful in her dress. Here she is in our front yard before she left.
Maryn got her dress from a friend of mine who lives in Magrath, she designs modest graduation and wedding gowns. The dress she chose only came in white, Michelle (the designer) was able to dye the dress this beautiful steal blue color. It turned out even better than we hoped!
One of the first of many photos taken that day!!
This is the group of girls that rode together in a Limo, it left from her friend Ashleigh's house and took them to the Legislature grounds were they took photos before the banquet.
Jill, Maryn, Ashleigh and Natalie
Jill Maryn and Ashleigh
Maryn and Ashleigh- Ashleigh has been one of Maryn's better friends at school. She is a really nice girl and one of the girls Maryn will miss when she goes away in the Fall.
Maryn and her best friend Jenni. Jenni doesn't go to Ainlay, she goes to McNally, but was invited to Ainlay's grad as a date. Maryn was very happy to have Jenny there and get a few pics together. They were by far the most modestly dressed girls there that night, I think they looked beautiful!
Maryn and her friend Austin Fairbanks. We sat with the Fairbanks at the banquet. Maryn, Austin and Jenny have all been in greenfield ward together since they started elementary school. They will all graduate from seminary together in a few weeks!
Me and Maryn
Maryn and Mark
The three of us together. Maryn had a fun graduation weekend. It was a bit anti-climactic, it's a different experience here were she has so few member friends. All her friends went to the after grad parties where they pretty much just drink the whole night away. Maryn came home at about 12:30 and just said very matter of factly "theirs really no point" I'm just grateful that I have kids who recognize that they really have no place in that environment but can still have a positive attitude and don't let it bother them.

So... two down and five to go! This really is just the beginning for Maryn and we feel so very blessed to have such an amazing daughter!!

Menu for this week May 25th-31st

Breakfast- Cereal
Supper- BLT's

Breakfast- Bagels and smoothies
Supper- Teriyaki chicken stir fry

Breakfast- Dipping eggs and toast/O.J
Supper- BBQ ribs/ baked potatoes/veggies

Breakfast- Pancakes/syrup/O.J
Supper- Shrimp veggie cheese Linguini

Breakfast- Oatmeal/blueberries/O.J
Supper- Homemade pizza

Breakfast- Cold Cereal
Supper-  Quiche/rice/veggies

Breakfast- Cold Cereal
Supper- BBQ Salmon/roasted potatoes/salad

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The quilt top is finished!!

It has taken way too long, but the quilt top is finally all pieced together. Maryn and I have collaborated on this little project, and while she has done the lion's share of the work, it has been up to me to make final decisions, run back and forth to the quilting store, and basically keep the project rolling. We had a completely different idea about the border fabric than what we ended up using, but we like the way it is looking and hope that Sarah will be happy with this patchy little peace of her family history!

Next step... Sandwich the top, batting and backing and take it to Georganne's to quilt it on her long arm quilt machine. We hope to have this accomplished this weekend and then all that will be left is the binding... I don't like binding... Here's to hoping it gets finished by the wedding!

Menu May 18th -24th

Breakfast-Holiday Julie made breakfast cake
Supper- Hot dogs/fruit/chips/punch

Breakfast-cold cereal
Supper-Beef stroganoff/rice/ salad

Breakfast-Apple cinnamon oatmeal
Supper- bbq chicken/roasted sweet potatoes/salad

Breakfast- yogurt/fruit parfaits
Supper- crock pot chili

Supper- tortellini with cheese sauce/veggies

Breakfast- cereal
Supper- Julie's choice?

Breakfast- Cereal
Supper- Quiche/wild rice/salad

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Skater Dude!!

A few weeks ago our next door neighbor asked Dallin if he would like to try out the skate board that she keeps in her garage for her grandkids when they visit. She even had a helmet and said he was welcome to use that too. To say he was thrilled would be a huge understatement! He has been practicing hard and is on the fast track to becoming the next Tony Hawk (actually his real skate board hero is Austin as you can see from the pictures below!)
Austin is so great, he willingly came over to give Dallin some lessons.
None of my other kids have had a big interest in skate boarding, it just seems like such a Dallin thing to do!!
Making sure everything is in running order!
Making his way down the "steep slope" of the driveway!
Apparently this board is "way too big" and a trip to the skate board shop is in order to find a "mini" board!  I am pretty sure he will use it though as he has practically slept with this one for the past few days!
 I have Dallin signed up for Violin lessons in the Fall. Who am I  kidding?!!!!!

MENU for May 11th-17th
Breakfast- cold cereal 
Supper- left over Mother's Day Meal (Mark did polynesian haystacks--Yummy)

Breakfast- scrambled eggs and toast
Supper- chicken and corn chowder

Breakfast- cold cereal
Supper- bbq burgers and spinach salad

Breakfast- blueberry oatmeal
Supper- tuna pinwheels with rice and carrots

Breakfast- pancakes
Supper- loaded nachos and smoothies

Breakfast- cold cereal
Supper- bbq kabobs

Breakfast- cold cereal
Supper- pork roast/ roasted sweet potatoes/ salad