Sunday, March 14, 2010

Skiing at Brighton

Last Friday John and I went night skiing at Brighton Ski Resort.  We got a great 2 for 1 deal ($30) at a radio station and went up after work.  John borrowed his brother's skis and I have my own, so it worked out great.  

Even though it was freezing, we had a blast!  I hadn't been skiing yet this year and John hadn't been in over 5 years, so we were a bit rusty at first.  I was so impressed at how good John was.  I'm the type of skier that has no idea how to turn, but just races straight down the hill.  John's the type that can ski side to side and has really good form.  One funny story - we were riding up on the ski lift with a random guy who let the loudest fart I've heard and didn't even flinch.  We were cracking up once we got off the lift!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Galore of showers!

I had a total of 5 showers - John's family, my family, my ward, my work, and my friends.  It was overwhelming how generous everyone was and how much work was put into each shower.  John and I were so grateful for all that we got.  It really made me realize how blessed I am!

Mortensen shower: 

John's sister's, sis-in-law, mom, aunts, and cousins put this shower on for us.  We played a few games, including a video that they had previously recorded of John answering questions about me.  It was really funny to learn some of his favorite things about me.  

this is the guest sign-in book that Jeannette made me

Sorenson family:

Every time a cousin gets married in my family all of our extended family gets together and has a shower for them.  We had it at our ward because there are so many of us now.  We ate, opened gifts, and then finished with the hokey pokey.  (I was going to have my Aunt Mary play the hokey pokey on her accordion for the last song at our wedding, but her and my Uncle Noel were out of town.  So she was willing to do it at the shower.  It's my absolute favorite!)

this is the Christmas quilt my mom made us

Aunt Mary

the whole gang doing the hokey pokey :)

Friend shower:

Jeannette was so nice to put on my friend shower.  She had so much delicious food and put so much work into it.  Thank you Jace!!  It was a really random group of friends, from high school, WWCC, and MSU-N.  It was great to see everyone.

I didn't take any pictures at my work shower (which was at Macaroni Grill) and the pictures from the ward shower wouldn't upload, so that's it! 

Monday, March 8, 2010

Weekend in Review

It was a busy and fun weekend.  Friday night my best friend Hovey (her real name is Amanda) drove down from Idaho just so she could come to my bridal shower on Saturday.  We played basketball against each other for two years in Wyoming and then played together one year in Montana.  And we were also roommates our senior year.  Anyway, it was great to see her and spend time with her!  I miss her so much and it was fun to stay up late Friday night talking and laughing about all the fun memories we have.  We picked up Kelsi and drove up to Layton to meet old friends from WWCC for dinner at the Olive Garden.  It was great to see everyone.  We celebrated me getting married and Becca being pregnant.  I miss those girls!

me and Hovey

Saturday Hovey and I went shopping before we went to my bridal shower.  My sister Jeannette put on the shower for me and did so much work for it - a huge thanks to her!  It was fun to see old friends from high school, WWCC, and MSU-N.  We ate, played a game, opened gifts, and chatted away.  Everyone was so generous.  After the shower John and I met some family at my cousin Annie's play - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - she was amazing.  She did so good.  I was in awe the whole time.  She was one of the narrators and had a huge role.  Great job Annie!! 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Grandma Sorenson's 100th

My cousin's husband Jason recently made the comment about my family..."They use any excuse to get's great!"  And he is exactly right.  We love doing things together, even if it is just for dinner on Sunday.  My Grandma Sorenson's 100th birthday was on March 1st, and although she isn't living anymore (nor has she been for awhile), we decided to throw her a birthday party.  We were orginally going to do it this summer as more of a family reunion, but since my parents are leaving on a mission they would have missed it.  So instead we decided that each state that had family members living in it would have a dinner all around the same time.  That meant dinners in Utah, Wyoming, and Massachusetts.  We were all on the phone together when we sang Grandma "Happy Birthday".  Aunt Claudia also made gift bags for everyone, which included a $2 bill, pencils with Grandma's name on them, a calender of her, and candy.  It was a fun night together with family. 

I had to laugh at John's comment when I told him what we were doing.  With a confused look on his face he said, "Does your family always get together to celebrate dead people's birthdays?"