Monday, July 12, 2010

Celebrate Good Times...Come On!

July continues to be a busy month, filled wih celebration and family time!

Dan's birthday was on the 9th.  We celebrated by going to a local swimming pool.

  He and his wife, Nicole, are here from Albuquerque to find a home in the Salt Lake area so she can start her job at the Riverton Hospital.  How thoughtful of him to be here so we could celebrate! 

 Dan  started out big. He was 10 lbs 9 oz and 23 inches long when he was born. 

He continued to grow, topping out at 6'8"  (This joke never gets old)

Dan is one of the favorite uncles!  The kids adore him!

 Do you love the cake pan  from the 70s? 

 He's a very talented artist, working with airbrush on Harleys and other vehicles and paintbrush on canvas. 

The details are amazing!

An artist needs a new camera for his birthday!

Happy Birthday Dan!  We love you! 
(Do you like the way I kept your face covered?)

The day after the birthday celebration,  The Divine Miss Em got baptized!  It was a wonderful day with family, food, and fun! 

Four generations:
Mom, Em, Grandma (me) and Great Grandma (my mom)

Once again, Camille came through on the picture taking!

We're proud of you, Emily Mae!


Amy said...

Very talented son you have there! The details in those designs are amazing!

FabuLeslie said...

I would like an airbrushed design of Brad Pitt's jeans on my car please. I can tell Dan is just the guy for the job because the jeans will look so realistic! Then you know what I could say every time I get in the car, right? I'll leave it at that.

gigi said...

Oh Connie, what a wonderful weekend! Dan is very handsome and very talented! I love is art work! Wow!

Miss Emily is so beautiful and what an awesome dress. Love your 4 generation picture. I've got two photo shoots coming up and both are 4 generations, I can't wait.
That last picture of her is so perfectly beautiful!

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday Dan! (You forgot to mention his awesome blogging skills)!!!
And congratulations to Miss Em on her big day.

Julie Harward said...

Mis M is a doll...Dan is! And a 10 my gosh! His work in stunning! Looks like such fun you are all having! :D

Kristina P. said...

Emily is beautiful!

Cherie said...

You had a 10 pound 9 oz baby??!! Wowza You are THE WOMAN!!!

Congrats to Miss Em - the pictures are so pretty!

Barbaloot said...

Ten pounds?! Yikes.

Love the four generation picture. I'm so jealous of kids that get those:)

Garden of Egan said...

How great to have them closer to home!
Dan is a cute one.
You certainly do have lenghty chill'ens!

Em is a beautiful girl. LOVE the freckles!

Carol said...

Great post, Connie! I own the same green baking pan. I have baked many a cake in that pan! : )


Melissa Miller said...

I love the four generations photo! You are BEAUTIFUL Connie! *Smiles*

Cheeseboy said...

Great stuff and thumbs up to any post that includes Bigfoot.

Tracy said...

What talented and BIG children you have!! ;-) Looks like you're having a ball!! That's what Summer is all about!!

Enjoy!! :-)

wendy said...

Yes I loved the 70's cake pan.
The photo of Dan naping and the "spoon with me" set up was hysterical.
Emily is a doll....cutest freckles.

Ann Marie said...

Wow.. Dan is quite the artist!
There is some GREAT new homes in my neighborhood.. and I am close to Riverton Hospital! --just sayin...

You are quite the woman!
Love the 4 generation picture...

Kimmie said...

What a happy month you have had!!

It's such a happy time when kid scome home and I can't imagine the JOY you must feel to have your son and daughter-in-law moving closer to you! What a fun family you have.

I'm always jealous of four generation photos as my grandparents died when I was young and so my kids will never get to have one of the kind of photos taken. That is such a blessing for you and your grandkids.

ADORABLE grand-daughter with freckles and she looks gorgeous in her white dress. She is the same age as my little Ethan who was baptized in April and wouldn't you know it, his face is covered in those adorable freckles as well.

Camille is such a talented photographer and captured the bottom photo just perfectly.

Wishing you another FUN filled week of summer vacation!! Enjoy!

(hopefully sometime this summer, I will actually get my photos gone through and have some posts of our summer fun we have been having).

Kerin said...

Love the artwork....and it sounds like everyone in your family LOVES the artist :)
Congratulations to Miss Em! What a milestone in your life !!
Having a great summer and making memories....that's what it's all about !

Valerie said...

It looks like you are having an exciting summer. Hope it keeps up, with a few days of relaxation in there somewhere.

Jill K said...

Are you proud of me?

Kazzy said...

Happy birthday to Dan! And that Miss Em is gorgeous.

Mikki said...

Wow!! He's amazing! Happy belated birthday to him! And congratulations to Emily Mae, what a beautiful young lady!
Looks like you're having a wonderful summer!!

Small House said...

You are having a great July! The fun doesn't end for you!!
Bless your 10 lb. heart though!! REALLY...10 lb. baby? It's over now, and you're enjoying a fun birthday. His art is amazing!! SERIOUSLY good stuff.

Cute, cute freckles!! What a doll!


Camille did an AWESOME job with the pictures!

Julie said...

All I can say is WOW. That is nothing short of AMAZING. He is so talented. Everyone in your family is!!!! I love all these pictures! And Emily?? Wasn't she born like yesterday?? I still remember it! She is so pretty!:) Happy birtday to all those wonderful people!!

and p.s. --You are a GREAT picture taker! Really you capture some great shots!

Camille said...

I love Em's jewelry selection. Did you notice the hair pulled behind the ears? Had to show off the recent earrings! She's a cutie!

Jenny said...

How wonderful to spend so much time with family.

OK, the pan looks familiar, I think my mom had one. I love those pans, they are cute.

Joan said...

Happy birthday to Dan. I love all of the artwork I own of his.
Miss Em, just puts a smile on my face.

Nancy Face said...

Hey! My younger brother also weighed 10 pounds 9 ounces at birth! he was so big, my older brothers and I made up a song about him! It started out like this:

"The giant baby, the giant baby, OOOH! I'm scared of him..."

Love all the pictures, especially the baptism ones!

It was so nice of you to visit my silly blog and leave me a comment! Thanks! :)

Yvonne said...

Congratulations to Emily. Seeing grandchildren get baptized is always so wonderful.

Wow 10 pounds 9 ounces at birth--and you HAD MORE ; ) You are AMAZING.

He looks like a very talented young man.

The Newest Mexicans said...

That IS one talented sucker you birthed there! happy Birthday!
Oh, and nice choice on the pool pics. Very... safe of you. (for you)

Sure think you're nice

Good day to you

Nana said...

What a fun weekend! What a cute little girl. I bet you are happy your family is moving back to the Salt Lake area. Your son is VERY talented!