Monday, March 30, 2009

Beatles Lover and the "Wicked" Choir

Here is Beatles Lover and her school choir doing their rendition of "When I Meet the Wizard" from Wicked.

Beatles Lover's solo
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Singing with ShutterBug at her side
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Snhq Girl sings, too!


Beatles Lover (the mic was too low; she doesn't usually hunch over while singing)


The full choir

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bowling is a fun, family-friendly activity

Especially when you do it with your extended family. Here we see Mr. Perfect, Beatles Lover, Game Boy, Snhq Girl, and Ice Melter doing their best to make bowling more than just about throwing a ball down an alley to knock down pins. Yes, we are just that way.

Getting ready to go


Unique talents abound in our group


Just the girls


Game Boy and Beatles Lover demonstrate sibling-helping-sibling at its finest


"Everyone will be wearing this to school by next month!"


Beatles Lover and Ice Melter celebrating a particularly good shot (though we're not sure any pins actually fell)


Our favorite movies from the evening
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As you can see, we highly recommend bowling as a family activity.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Back online, but still no time, and some random thoughts about passing on

We finally have internet at the house. It was a bit of a pain because the phone company doesn't run internet lines in our neighborhood, so we did some research into alternates. We did finally go with the cable company, but we wanted to see what other options we had before going with them. They are the most expensive form of internet, but the most reliable for where we live [sigh].

This week will be crazy full. Tonight, Beatles Lover and Game Boy will be home for dinner and homework. Super Swim Chick and Our Computer Fixer drop by occassionally on Tuesdays, but they are very busy high schoolers, so we forgive them their neglect of us and are just happy when they can drop by for a quick visit. Tomorrow, Game Boy has a band concert, and then Mr. Perfect and I start rehearsals for Grand Night for Singing. Thursday, the Music Makers has a gig before we have to try and squeeze in another Grand Night rehearsal. I'm looking forward to the weekend. Hopefully it will be calm and mostly uneventful.

On a more serious note, my aunt's mother passed away on Sunday. The funeral is Saturday. Grandma and Grandpa Johnson were like additional grandparents to me. Grandpa Johnson was the only grandfather I knew (both of my natural ones having died before I was born). He passed away a couple of years ago, and I know Grandma Johnson is happy to be with him again. It was wonderful that she could be here with us for the wedding, and I'm grateful to Heavenly Father for the knowledge the gospel gives us of the next step beyond death. The Plan of Salvation is not only true, but it is comforting and enlightening in a world that would rather we sink in misery and darkness. I am thankful for truth.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

An abundance of shots from the reception

Reception shots from Brian Koka at A Moment Captured Photography.

The cake


Dad M getting help from Big Sis


The official family portrait


Mr. Perfect in a contemplative moment


We love this shot of the cake and rings


Cutting cake


Eating cake


The Happy Couple's first dance


Talking with old friends


A dance with Mom and Dad


What's a party without a good conga line?


Backyard dancing


Mr. Perfect & Big Sis


Mom P with Tova


Tossing the bouquet


Tossing the bouquet part two


You go, Super Swim Chick!


Our Computer Fixer, Super Swim Chick, and Mr. Perfect after the bouquet toss


Dad P and his camera


The Happy Couple, again


A plethora of pictures from the temple

Photos from our official photographer, Brian Koka at A Moment Captured Photography.




























Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A quick random note

We're currently without internet at home, so I haven't been able to write here for a bit. We're hoping to have that resolved by the end of this week. Just so you all know (and I'm sure you're all dying to find out what I've been up to), we're enjoying married life. We're also in the process of trying to figure out where to put all the stuff from the condo and all the wedding presents. ARRGGGHHHH!!!! What a job! It looks like we'll have quite the yard sale ready by the end of March.

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