Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Celebrate good times

Every year I try to convince Danny to have a halloween party. 
But usually its just the two of us because i dont think of it until the day of. 
This year we had our sibs over. 

this is supposed to be an eyeball. Whatever. I am not a crafter. 

mummy pigs in blanket, a tradition
sunday afternoon bike ride.
i tried to make danny take pics playing in the leaves. we need a child. or dog. 

Halloween through the ages

2008: ninjas
2009: Storm and Wolverine
2010: Mariokart Peach + Mario
2011: Chinese lady and Chinese take out
2012: Orbit gum girl and Brawny paper towel guy

Happy Halloween one and all!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Aunt Elberta's Funeral

Ahhh it felt amazing to get out of Provo. 
Actually it felt amazing to just get out of the library. 
Derek, Danny, and I drove down to AZ for our Auntie Elberta's funeral. 
She fought a hard fight with cancer. 
We were sad for the reason to all be together, 
but excited to see lots of fam we hadn't seen in a long time. 

Dad reunited with his twin bro Wayne

and chumming it up with his old high school buddies. 

Aunt E was known for her cinnamon rolls-- they passed them out after the funeral. Dad stuffed like a million in his pockets. True to form. 

We LOVED spending time with Grandma Brown! Isn't she precious. I'm going to start wearing pink suits to funerals. We hung out with her all Sat night. Fun to hear stories and giggle with her.

i LOVED the orange trees that were everywhere. they literally made me feel giddy.

hahaha how ive missed my sissay. This is her funeral hat.

Post funeral we enjoyed being outside in the delicious 95 degree weather, swimming @ hotel, hanging @ Grandma B's house, and having dad give us the tour of Mesa and tell all his crazy stories from his youth.
AND eating blue bell.

This is the house my dad grew up in! Amazing. 

Mesa temple reminds me of Laie and makes me feel at home. 

Stopped by lake powell on our way home. 

Proof that derek really is a punk.

Dew made it all possible. Except I am quite sure i have a dew hang over. 
Good fam good food good times.