Now that we're back in Utah, we've seen a lot of extended family. Eli's cousin, Chris, left for his mission to Chile so we went to hear his farewell. He spoke in Spanish at his Spanish branch and, because I didn't have a translator, I fell asleep. SORRY CHRIS!!! If it makes him feel any better, I also fell asleep in church last week even after 9 hours of sleep. I blame the pregnancy.
Eli's aunt's house has a bunch of big sunflowers that were just so happy and welcoming!
We finally bought a kitchen table, so we don't have to sit on the floor with a tablecloth over an end table. Yay for that because it was getting quite uncomfy to sit on the floor. We also got our brand new couch (a sectional) but haven't taken a picture of it yet. We LOVE it!!!! We are slowly furnishing our apartment and have lots to get still!
We celebrated Eli's grandma Ilene's 81st birthday by eating together at the Sudbury (Eli's aunt) with a few other family members. She is a cute grandma!
I have been trying to wear my normal clothes with my growing belly. This shirt used to button all the way down....not so much anymore. But it still worked. Who knows if it looks "fashionable" or whatever! I am a workin' pregnant girl.
This is the view of the mountains from our house. My school backs right up to this mountain so we took a field trip a few weeks up into the mountain to collect insects.
Eli went "surfing" a couple weeks ago for a bachelor party at a place called FlowRider in Ogden. You get one hour of surfing for $30. He had a blast and wants to take Andy when he comes to Utah for Thanksgiving. (This isn't Eli - he took this picture of a guy that was in the group after them.)
We went berry picking at a berry patch in Mapleton. We LOVED it! The blackberries taste amazing. Now I want my own berry patch! And the owners happened to be distant relatives. So fun!
(Aly got a new haircut!)
Fresh berries + vanilla ice cream = HEAVEN
This past weekend, Eli's cousin, Luis, got married so Ari flew over for the wedding. They had a sleepover in Salt Lake the night before the wedding. (I had to stay in Payson to teach.)
Happy man! They had a fun reception with Latin dancing at the Willow Creek Country Club. Eli has 11 aunts and uncles on the Morey side so it was a pretty big reception. It was fun to see all that family! We have spent a lot of time with my extended family in the past so now we're making up for the lack of hanging out with Eli's family. And I love them all!
Eli and Ari at the wedding