Monday, March 23, 2009

A fun day in Cedar City...

We spent a very quick, but fun day in Cedar City yesterday. We got up early and drove 3 hours to Cedar City for my nephew Brian's mission homecoming. He just got back from serving in Tallahassee Florida (was actually in Alabama a lot). He was a fantastic missionary and we loved listening to his talk yesterday. Wow! He is a very good speaker and he grew so much during his mission. Andrew has to speak next Sunday in the Stake Priesthood session. He's not thrilled about it at all, terrified actually. I told him that there are two good things: 1, there are not any girls invited and 2, it's so early in the morning that most of the men are asleep, they won't remember a word he says. I thought it might be a good idea to ask Brian to write his talk for him!

This photo is of Brian & Brennan (my other nephew that came home recently from France). This is the one picture I took with my camera before the battery died. I knew that I didn't have much juice when we left early that morning, but I didn't have any time to charge it. I took Andrew's point-and-shoot camera with me. My niece, Jill, teases me all the time about the one comment on my blog, ages ago, about a guy using a point-and-shoot at a concert. It just made me laugh that he kept trying and trying to get a picture. So, she thinks I am critical of people who use point-and-shoots. I'm really not at all. I'm just so used to my camera. Which is why none of the pictures I took with Andrew's camera yesterday worked at all. I guess I should have used a flash, I'm just not used to doing that. I feel bad because I wanted to post some pictures of the day for my family that couldn't make it... sorry Mom, Dad, Debbie, Karen & Elaine. I have failed all of you.

Before we headed home we stopped by my nephew Kyle's house. He and his wife Michelle just had a new baby boy. He is adorable! His name is Bridger, he is so tiny! The pictures of him didn't even come close to turning out! The room was too dark. So, I am actually stealing this photo from Michelle's site. Go and look at her post about him, it's darling. (I'm sorry Michelle!)

We skipped the Draper temple dedication, a little too worried about leaving too late with the storm coming. The storm was pretty bad in a couple of spots, but we got home just fine. It was a very nice day spent with the family.

2 comments:

Kenny, Jill and Aiden said...

Ha ha, we had fun seeing you yesterday. As we were driving home Kenny said "I like to tease Ellen, I think it keeps her humble". And I told him that you were probably saying the exact same thing about him at the exact same time. He has that kind of relationship with so many people.

Deon said...

Hey, good luck to Andrew! That's awesome! Christian had to do that two years ago, and you're right about it being so early in the morning that there will be a lot of snorers in the congregation . . .