April has been a busy month! We started off the month by hosting my best-friend, Jaime and her family of 6 at our house for 2 nights. They were here from Thursday night to Saturday afternoon. We had a full house, but boy was it fun. Dylan was so excited that I told him he could stay home from school on Friday to play with his friend, Cameron. He was so excited that he accidentally told his teacher on Thursday, oops! It was so nice to catch up with their family! Dylan and Cameron took a 'blue-goo' bath and they had a blast! They had blue goo everywhere! The adults stayed up late playing Settlers of Catan (We got them hooked on the game when we stayed with them a couple of years ago!). It was such a great weekend!
Saturday after everyone left, I met my mother-in-law at Hobby Lobby to get the table decorations for Ricky's brother, Jared, and Lenell's wedding. I had a great time picking out the supplies (I haven't ever been in charge of wedding decorations before)! The kids were worn out by the time we were done and fell asleep in the car. Lauren even stayed asleep until morning! Here is a preview of the picture frames I made for the tables.
Sunday was General Conference, so we got to be a little lazier than normal. It was so great to hear from the Prophet of God! I always learn something new and what we should be doing in life. After conference, we headed south to my sister's house for Jazlynn's birthday dinner. I can't believe she is 9 already! She is turning into quite the little lady.
On Tuesday, all the girls got together for a lunch Bridal Shower for Lenell. We met at Abuelo's in Indy and it was so much fun. Ricky's sister, Crystalin, came to town for the whole week before Jared and Lenell's wedding, so she got to join us! My wonderful friend watched Ethan and Lauren all day, so I could go. I am so blessed! (Lenell is the one in the blue shirt.)
After we got home, I had to take Dylan to soccer practice. They have practice Tuesday and Thursday evenings and then games every weekend. Busy times! Luckily my friend lives in the neighborhood and her son is on the same team. We carpool, so I only drive once a week. They started 2 weeks ago and because of rain, they have cancelled 2 practices and 1 game. Hopefully they will have their first game this weekend! We are definitely getting the April showers this year! Crystalin and Ricky's parents brought dinner over on Tuesday night so we could all catch up. It was so nice to spend the evening with them!
Wednesday night, I signed Lauren up for Kindergarten. Crazy to believe that she is going to school in August and it will be all day. I don't know if I am ready for her to be gone all the time! She is still my little girl (and always will be)! It was good to get all of the information about what she should know and do before kindergarten starts. She is always asking me for homework to do!
Saturday, April 13th, was the big wedding day! Jared, Ricky's brother, and Lenell got married at the same church where Ricky and I got married 10 years ago. It brought back a lot of good memories. I ended up being the unofficial wedding planner for the day. It was a surprise to me, but it was fun! I was glad I could help out with their special day! We got down to Indy around 1 and the wedding was at 4:30, so we had to get the church all set up. When I got to the church, there were people everywhere and they said they wouldn't be done until 2. We had to hurry up and get the gym ready for the reception. I was so busy with the planning, that I didn't get any pictures on my camera, only on my phone. I hope the photographer got some good ones! It was a beautiful wedding and we are so happy for them!
Beautiful bride with her new brothers.
Ricky's family and the cool table decorations we made!
The happy family!
Since everyone else was staying at Ricky's parents house, we got to have Keegan for the night. It was so much fun and we even made it to church on time with 4 kids! Such a fun weekend!