Chilling out on a Sunday evening! Isn't she so cute!
Saturday... Our weekend was pretty much relaxing (other than my Friday/Saturday trip to Mesquite). Well I am sure Matt's Saturday was a crazy day since he babysat four kids (our neices and nephew). He spent the whole day with them along with Brooklyn. Daddy and Brooklyn were able to get a quick swim at the Lehi Pool before going to get the other kids. Brooklyn had a blast at the pool and finally went down on all the slides. She even went with Daddy on the big spiraling tube ride. They walked to the top and she was really excited until she realized they were going to be riding through a dark tunnel and she started say No, no, no! Matt comforted her and said its okay it will be fun and she said No, no, no but they went and she was fine after that. Of course she didn't want to go down that slide again but she enjoyed everything else! Its so fun to watch her grow and experience new things. Later on in the day Matt and kids were in the garage and Matt had sudden urge to cut his hair (thank goodness! I love Matt's hair shorter than longer... It reminds me of our engagement pictures). He had clippers and adjusted it so it only cut so much off and the kids had a blast cutting of their uncle's hair! They did a pretty good job! Matt also took the kids all for a motobike ride in the field near our home and they loved it! Later that evening I got home from Mesquite and met up at with Matt and stayed with him until my brother and his wife got home. We made to bed at midnight all tired out.
Sunday... we enjoyed church... Well Brooklyn and I did. Matt wasn't feeling good in the morning. Church was really good with two great lessons, Service in Gospel Principles class and Daughters of God in Relief Society. I love going to church and getting a re-fueling of the Spirit. It's amazing how we need to have the Spirit in our lives so we can be happy and be able to make the right choices. Just like I can't go without food, I can't go on without my spiritual feeding. Sunday afternoon we went to my parents home and the WHOLE family was there for visiting and a good dinner! Its been a long while since all my brothers and my sister and their families were all together. We had such a good time chatting, laughing and even taking a little snoozer together while the cousins ransacked the house. I made bread pudding for dessert! I love that stuff! Thanks John for the recipe! Its been a big hit! I have made it several times now and I just love it!
Monday... Matt and I stayed home and enjoyed quality time with Brooklyn. We lounged around, read, cleaned, napped, and then Matt took off with his Dad for a motobike ride, he said two hours... always add two or three hours to that because to them when they are riding their motobikes, there is no time! :) Later that evening Matt, Brooklyn and I went to Olive Garden and enjoyed a scrumptious dinner! Matt had the Tour of Italy (fried chicken, alfredo sauce with noodles, lasanga). It's his favorite dinner along with salad and breadsticks. I had the.... oh I can't remember what its called but is the soup that is white with potoatoes and spicy sausage... MMMM! I love that soup! I could only eat one bowl of soup since I ate so much salad first! Yummy salad though. I love how they give little Andes chocolate mints at the end to curb the sweet tooth I always get. I told Matt how I remembered the first time I had Andes chocolate. A friend of mine gave me a box of them for Christmas when I was in Jr. High. and it was the best gift and thing I had ever tasted. I savored them because they were so good and I was sure I was never going to get more. Back then I appreciated all the candy or sweets I got because it was a special treat to get any dessert or anything, it wasn't like it is today how we can just get it without even thinking about it... I wish it was still like that... Made life more fun! :)
Tuesday... Adam (my cute little brother) had a baseball game at the Gates Field at Kearns High. Its a way nice field for a high school. Adam made the All-Star team and started the game on first base. Again all the family was there plus Grandma and Grandpa Groen. We had so much fun cheering Adam on and just being together. The kids had a blast playing on the green hills and playing catch. It was such a nice weather with the good ole smell of hotdogs and hamburgers. Don't you just love summer night baseball games! Unfortunately Adam's team lost but nevertheless it was worth the trip with all the family there. I was even able to see my friend Robbie and his beautiful wife, Jesika. Robbie was the AP (assistant to the president) in the mission we served in, in Portland, OR. They both are great people and I was telling Matt that they both just radiate! They really do! What a neat couple they are! Jesika's brother was on the same team as Adam and they are from St. George. To make the world even smaller, Jesika's family live in Cam and Michelle's ward! Crazy how small the world can be! Its always small in the LDS community! :)
Posing for the camera... what a cutie!
By the way... He passed his 2nd test today! He is officially done with studying (unless he decides to go back to school and study more!) I am so proud of him and he sure is happy to be done and to have his life back again! We have missed you honey!
Grandma, Grandpa, baby Olivia and Mom (Sherrie)
The photographer! Why is it that everyone has the cool camera and I don't? Just kidding, Matt loves his new camera and has been taking pictures like crazy! Thanks Matt!