Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Quick Trip to Utah

Last weekend I was able to fly to Utah to meet my newest nephew, Christian, and attend his blessing. My whole family was able to be there, except for Nick because he had to work.I left Friday morning so I got there just in time for the Halloween festivities. After the little ones went trick-or-treating, all the siblings went to a Martin Sexton concert where they would be holding a costume contest. Krista and I decided last minute that we should do a Wizard of Oz theme. So we came home and got to work. I was the Wicked Witch, Krista, my sister in law, was Glinda, Tom, my oldest bro, was the wizard himself, and Josh & Adam, my two younger bro's, were my flying monkeys. For pictures sake, we dressed up my niece & nephew as the tin man and the scarecrow. It was so much fun getting ready and spending the evening with my siblings. We hardly ever get to do this because we live so far apart - it was such a blast. Unfortunately, we didn't win the contest but the security guards told us we totally should have won and we were their favorite costumes! Here's a couple of pics!

Adam spray painting his wings

Uh, giving Josh a monkey chest. This is a very prego looking shot of me for all my friends (APRIL) who keep bugging me to put one up!

Krista & I - I am going right for the jugular!

The whole group!

The concert was really great and it was so fun to be with my family. On Saturday, one of my best friends, Jeni, drove down from Logan to see me. It was so great to see her! We got to catch up on everything and she got to meet the newest edition to our family.

The rest of the day we just spent together, hanging out, playing rock band and getting ready for the luncheon after the blessing. Per Lewis tradition, we played games together that evening! It was such a great weekend. I love my family so much and really feel like they are the best people in the world so it's hard to be so far away from them. The blessing on Sunday was beautiful. It was so great to see my dad and all my brother's in the circle blessing this new little baby. It reconfirmed my testimony of eternal families and the only thing that could have made it better was if Nick were there too!


Matt & April Herman said...

I glad you had such a great trip! I love the prego shot. You definitely look pregnant! I am so excited to see you!

Scrap Happy said...

WOW WOW WOW! I'm SO in love with the Wizard of OZ costumes. I can't believe you pulled those together in one day. Quite impressive.

Clark and Liesel said...

Thats so fun you got to be with your family! Can't wait to see yout this weekend!

Anonymous said...

You guys are brilliant! Next year, I propose that the Carter, Lewis & Long families combine ideas to produce some sort of coordinated, long-distance, Halloween costume exstraveganza!

I am thinking of something magnificent like, "Phantom of the Opera" or "Star Wars" (Episodes IV, V & VI).

Krista said...

I miss you so much already! THANK YOU for such a great weekend and for traveling so far for the baby's blessing. I'm so glad to see all of your pics- they bring a tear to my eye of both happiness that it was so great and sadness that it's over! Can't wait for Christmas. Love ya sis!

Nicole said...

Fun times with family.

Bloom Family said...

What an awesome costume Amanda! I can't believe you even painted your face and hands! You guys really should have won, sheesh! Did the green come out easy? I'm excited to see you saturday

The Adams Family said...

I can't believe you didn't tell me you were coming out! That would have been fun to see you! Next time we will have to do something. That's fun you got to see Jenny to. You look so cute pregnant! I'm so happy for you