Sunday, December 11, 2011

Welcome Home Scott!

Scott has been serving his mission in Piura, Peru for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He came home on Tuesday, December 5, 2011. So glad to have him home! We have been counting down the days. Grandpa Coon, Robert, and Brigham Coon flew in on Friday to hear his homecoming talk on Sunday. It's always fun when family comes to visit.

We rushed to the airport because we heard his plane was early. We get there and found out his plane had to circle a couple of times in the air due to President Obama arriving in Kansas City around the same time. We had no idea. So here we are standing around anxious for his arrival.

He made it!

Just some cute things he has done since being home:

*Sarah bought some new tennis shoes and couldn't decide if she should keep them. Scott quoted Moroni 7 to her, all men have the light of Christ and can choose good (something along the lines of that).
*Took Scott shopping at Oak Park Mall. What did he wear? Dress shoes with jeans and a tee-shirt. He stated he can't get away from the dress shoes. Thankfully he now wears tennis shoes with his jeans.
*Went and got Sheridans with him. When dropping him off, he leaned back and shook my hand and then Matt's hand. I guess it's a custom in Peru to shake people's hand when meeting them and departing. We are enjoying having him home!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Breaking Dawn!

Thanks to Christa, we were able to get wonderful seats at the 8:00 pm showing of Breaking Dawn. She was there in line at 1:30 pm. She said some people showed up at 9:00 am to get in line. Susan, Mom, Janae, Christa, Rachel, and another sister from third ward are in the picture of above. More women came, and we had a blast. Nothing is being than being in a theater full of Twilight fans, gasping, wooing, and whistling over Edward and Jacob. I thought this was the best one yet. There was humor and sizzling moments. Can't wait till the next one!

KU Womens Volleyball Game

November 16, we attended the KU Womens Volleyball Game! KU played OU. We had a blast. During games they had the audience serve over the net and try to hit a tee-shirt. Kate and I tired but did not succeed. Allison Mayfield, standing at six foot two, dominated the court. She is amazing.

Dad's Birthday

One thing I will always remember about my dad is his popcorn. He has it at least twice a week, on the weekends. I took this picture because in one hand he has my mom and in the other, his popcorn, his two loves.
As a joke, Michael gave my dad a switch blade comb and pomade. We laughed so hard. Michael took the pomade and made himself a mustache.
My dad's work had a costume contest and so he dressed up as Captain America. He ended up winning some moo-la and best costume! We were all laughing!
Katie trying out the comb.
The pomade.
Matt and I gave him some are warmers (gear) to wear when he rides his bike to work.

Gloves he wears when he goes shooting.

Pumpkin Carving with the Wilsons

On Halloween evening we got together with our friends, the Wilsons. We carved pumpkins on the 29th of October and watched "The Village" on Halloween night. I saw the movie way back in the theaters and thought it was pretty scary, however the second time around, not so much. Our pumpkin is on the left, two ghosts!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Utah Trip

On October 11, Brett and Whitney Royer were sealed for time and all eternity in the Draper, Utah temple. The spirit was so strong during the ceremony. Hearing the sealer talk to the couple reminded me of our special day and the covenants we made. I'm glad we were able to make it. Matt has known Brett since they were two and have been good friends ever since.

Jer, Marcy, and Lucy at the reception.

Matt and Brett, with Greg in the back.

My best friend Justina and I. I am so glad she came down from Rexburg to see us.

I thought the cake was really cute!

Brett and Whitney with some friends. It was so windy that day and of course the photographer had to get me with my eyes closed.

Brett's family.

Matt and I in front of the Draper temple.

Coming out of the temple as husband and wife!

Monday night Kelli Jensen had us over for a delicious dinner. Eating out gets old! The best part was playing karaoke. David by far won the competition singing in sentence style. Here is Rachel. We enjoyed spending time with the Jensen family.

During the day on Monday, we spent time at Boondocks, a fun zone, in Draper.

Justina and I. Before this picture, we were on the bumper boats with spray guns. Needless to say no one left dry!

Matt, Greg, and Curtis.

Justina and Taeden.

Matt and Curtis went on a flight simulator. Can you tell Matt had a blast?

Taeden, a tank. He is such a cute little boy.

We went with Brett and Whitney to the Jordan River temple to receiver her endowments on Saturday.

My Aunt Kelli and Uncle David Jensen met us at the temple and did a session. Afterwards we went and got shakes and fries! We had some good laughs.

We stayed with my Uncle Paul and Aunt Melissa Coon in Highland. We went to church with them on Sunday and I thought the boys looked so cute in their suits. Here is Tyler right after church. You can tell he has had enough of his fancy duds.

This is their youngest, Riley. He looks so grown up here. He would take a bite of a peach and ask for another one. Sunday we went down to my cousin Naty's house in Springville and had a wonderful dinner with Aunt Cathy, Brenda, Emily and her family, and Paul's family. It's always fun when we get together.