Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September So Far...

...we have had four weddings, two new nieces born, a Grossen Family BBQ for my cousin Travis who just left for his mission, another family BBQ with Ben's family while his brother Andy was in town, boating, and have fit lots of other things in there as well.

On September 9th my friend Carly who I grew up with in my neighborhood got married in the Salt Lake Temple. I was so glad that I was able to go to her sealing. They had a great sealer, and it was wonderful to see how happy she is. I took this picture of the temple while waiting for them to come out and loved how it turned out.

When coming out of the temple she tripped, that is why she is a little red in this picture.

The newly married couple with Carly's son Ender. He was so cute in his little blue suit. He was pretty anxious to see mommy. Andy is so great with him and will be a great dad for Ender. I'm so happy for them all.

They did a wedding dinner that night in his parent's backyard. It was beautiful, but just a little freezing. It was a great day and I'm glad I was able to be a part of the whole day with her.

On September 10th our friends Katie and Jake from the singles ward got married in the Draper Temple.

Here are the happy couple coming out of the temple.

Here we are with our other friends Josh and Jessica who also got married this month on the 2nd, but I didn't get any pictures from their wedding.

It was a great day and very busy we also had Ben's old co-workers wedding. We barely made it to their reception that night. It is a popular month for weddings this year.

On September 10th my brother and his wife had their little girl. Sophie Darlene Grossen. We weren't able to go see her at the hospital since we had two receptions that night, but we were able to go see her the next night at their home. She is so adorable and looks a lot like her big brother Jack. I was so glad we were able to go see her and I loved holding her. I can't wait to see her again! Also on September 3rd my sister Melanie had her baby girl. Katelyn Ann Herway. They live in New York so we have only seen pictures, but she is adorable and I can't wait to meet her!

Last night we made a quick decision with my dad to go boating. So we headed to Utah Lake. I am so glad we went. It has been a long time since I have gone boating with him. I wish we could go more. I love just being on the boat. So I let the boys do the playing.

My dad has a secret spot which he calls mud lake because it is so shallow, and to get there we have to go through these:

and this is the spot. It was amazing!

First up was my dad and Ben drove the boat.

My dad is an amazing water skier! And he loves it. I got a ton of pictures of him! So I couldn't choose which ones to show. So I put a lot on.

It was such a great night. The water was glass and the sunset was so pretty. So of course I had to take some pictures of it. I think I get the photo happiness from my dad :)

Ben did a little wake skating.

And did barefooting on the barefoot boom. It is really hard to do. You start by being kind of dragged then you have to bring your feet around and stand up. Ben did great for his first time and I think he really enjoyed it!

The only bad thing about boating in the fall is the mosquitoes. There were a ton of them! We were swatting them like crazy and today I found eleven bites just on my left foot. Even with the bugs it turned out to be a great night. It was my dad's birthday on the 9th so after boating we took him to JCW's for dinner. It was a great night. Thanks again dad!

Here is a video of my dad's second round of water skiing. Then a video of Ben bare footing.

It has been a great month so far and we have our one year wedding anniversary on Saturday! I cannot believe how fast the year has gone. I look forward to celebrating it this weekend up in Park City. We will for sure be posting about that! I am sad that summer is pretty much over, but I love fall it is my favorite season and I am excited for all the holidays coming up!