Wednesday, July 20, 2011

4th of July weekend festivities!

We had so much fun this 4th of July the kiddos are getting so fun and interactive during these kinds of Holidays...and because it was a long weekend we had tons of festivities!...

Monkey man and cupcake sporting their shades!

We went boating with my Dad and Cupcake did not like anyone wake boarding or surfing...she thought we were going to leave them in the water and she said "Don't leave them they will sink!"
So tender and cute but also so funny! Aunt Jenna comforted her! Me and Monkey...yes I know pink life jacket! Cute right?!

Daddy doing some of the hard work...blowing up the tube!

the kiddos playing with Monkey!

Cute little girlies...Cupcake and cousin Kaia! This was one of the few happy moments for him...he was not too fond of the tightness of the life jacket!

Max Man and Cupcake with the sparklers...

Cupcake and Daddy

Daddy, Me, and Monkey...watching the amazing fireworks show!

Cupcake and Me posing for a quick pic...oh how I love her poses!

Monkey man!

US at Grandma Lu's for fireworks!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Josh and Alli's Wedding Spectacular!

My oh my was this such a fun day and a beautiful wedding!! We love these two, and are so happy for them its been quite the journey for them and we are glad we got to be apart of it. The day was filled with lots of laughs, friends, good food, dancing, and a few tears! You guys are a wonderful couple and we love you! I also got to sing during their ring ceremony which was so special and I was so glad and honored to do so! Picture overload...beware!

Josh and Alli coming out of the excited!Me, Maddie, and Barb...the terrific trio!
Some of the gals at the Temple...I obviously missed the funny face memo!
Erin, Me, Barb, Maddie, and Dani

The handsome hubbies...Jared, Dan, and My studly hubby

Us at the wedding dinner...Thanks Aunt Em, Kaden, and Kayla for watching our kids all day!

My little man being his flirty little self with Aunt Maddie

Josh and Alli...Jewish weddings are so fun!

Daddy and Monkey man who was loving all the excitement

Our fam with the happy couple...

Mommy and Monkey man...snuggles

Slow dancing kisses...Daddy and Cupcake

What a day!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Miss Utah Week!!

Wow what a fun week ending with our cute Miss UVU Danica Olsen winning Miss Utah! She has worked her butt off all year as all the girls do, and we are so thrilled for her! I first met Danica when I judged her in October at the Miss UVU pageant. Obviously she won and then a few months later I really got to know her when I joined the UVU crowd in Vegas to support Christina Lowe Miss Utah 2010 and a former Miss UVU compete for Miss America! Danica is darling and we all knew she had it in her to win! Wednesday night I spent the night up in SLC with Carly for the first night of Preliminary competition. Thursday we had a blast at Talent rehearsals and shopping away at The Gateway then back to competition on Thursday night. I missed Friday night due to our friends wedding (pics to come), and then Me, Cupcake, my Mom, and Sis headed back up Saturday night for the Final night!! We had a blast with just us girls! Gotta love the pageant scene!

Cupcake zonked at the end of the night... Danica by her new car in her new crown!!
Me and Carly celebrating...Vegas and Miss America here we come! AGAIN!

Yea Dano... Dan and excited!Miss America!!! Teresa Scanlan was at Miss Utah Friday and Saturday...

we could have stayed longer after the pageant was over to get a pic with her but Cupcake was extremely too tired!

The girlies waiting for the show to start!

Tiare (Utah's Outstanding Teen), Cupcake, and Me! Tiare and I go way back to Cinderella pageants...she was a tiny thing all of 3 years old!! She sure has grown up!

Mal, Mom, Me, and Cupcake

Grandma Patti and Cupcake...

Me and Mal at Dinner

Me and Mady (Miss PG 2010) at Thursday Night competition

Heather, Me, and CarlyLizzy and Me...we competed in 2005 together!

Me, Danica, and Carly at Wednesday night competitionCongrats Danica can't wait to see you on the Miss America Stage!!! We will be there!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Venture...Vivid Vocals!!!

Introducing VIVID VOCALS...

So I am so thrilled about this new venture in our life!! For a long time I have talked about owning my own business and it is finally coming to fruition! I have taught private voice lessons and have taught dance and been a Dance Director for a studio and loved to do both! But with kids and how crazy life seems to get I have been on somewhat of a break for a few years (other than pageant craziness)...I have been wanting to get back into teaching and my hubby and I have been talking about it for almost a year and finally decided that there is no better time than the present!! Vivid Vocals is a perfect way to combine the two loves I have for singing and dance! These fun performing vocal companies are starting in August and I can't wait!!! If you or anyone you know have kids or teens that love to sing or perform sign them up or let them know!! Visit my blog www.vividvocals.blogspot for the info! This is so exciting for our family and I can hardly wait to start teaching again!