Thursday, July 16, 2015

Brittany's Sweet Sixteen

Our oldest child turned sixteen! I can't believe it, she has become an amazing person and it all seems to have happened so quickly! So the was a lot of celebrating to be done!

 On Brittany's actual birthday she and I went to lunch and went shopping at City Creek on Salt Lake.  She discovered she likes lobster bisque at Zupas.

We had the Sorensons up for cake and ice cream on Sunday.

 Brittany had won a ticket to Hale theater so  she and I also went to see The Little Mermaid, it was amazing! Then it was time for the big sweet 16 party.

  We thought about it a lot and decided to do a murder mystery party. We had a great time working on the decorations and they turned out fabulous, if I do say so myself. Brittany made most of them though.

It involved dressing up from one of her favorites periods, the 50's and a roast  beef dinner which she also loves.

 Her friends all dressed up so cute and seemed to have a blast.

 After they were done they broke out the rest of Grandma's dress-ups and kept having fun.  Such great kids! I'm so grateful for Brittany and the amazing person she is.

Bear Lake 2015

Such a fun week at Bear Lake this year!

 The first day always involves getting right in the pool.

 This is Matt being the engine for his cousins and siblings.

 Grandma brought advanced coloring book which were really fun. Then we had a fantastic day at the beach,  lots of time on the jet ski and perfect weather. So I guess I didn't take pictures, I was too busy playing. 

 The second day was a little cloudier so we broke out the kites Grandma got from the dollar store. Who would have thought we could have so much fun with such cheap kites? 

We decided the family that flies kites together stays together!

 Brittany and Abby even took one out in the raft!

There was a cool storm that came up for a little while but it didn't last!
We didn't make as many sand sculptures as we usually do but these are the beauties that Uncle Nate and  Brittany made. 
Goodbye Bear Lake we love you! 
Until next year!