Saturday, October 23, 2010

Our GymCat Goes to a Wedding

Joe reports: A couple of weeks ago Em and I were cruisin' the back roads headed for the Mav at the Point of the Mountain. I glanced to my right and saw a building with the word "Gymcats" on the side, so we did a little wandering around and found ourselves in the lobby asking permission to look around.

It was a large gym with about 100 kids of all ages jumping, vaulting, stretching, tumbling, and balancing in various classes. Emma was quite impressed. We have wanted to get her into a class to channel her energies and help her concentration, so we went back and had her admitted to a class the next week.

She loves it! It helps that she is a natural (according to her coach, Michelle). She is the most limber person on the floor, as attested to by the following:

Denny reports: Check out the photo below...same group as in the previous post, Joe's parents and siblings decked out in finery for niece Marianne's wedding to handsome Eddie. (Marianne is Robyn and Jeff's daughter.) The proceedings took place last Saturday (oh it was a pretty day for a wedding).

And here is the freshly minted couple in their nuptial splendor:

And Emma looks pretty fetching herself. I love that her dress matches Marianne's perfectly (wasn't planned that way, but looks like they should be in a magazine).

Emma sitting under the Keebler Elf trees by the temple.

And I love these shots of Em and her cousin Josh at the wedding lunch, a five and a seven year old looking like a slightly bored middle-aged couple.

It was a wonderful day. Congratulations to Marianne and Eddie!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday, and we had a bash for her at Boo's house. All of Emma's aunts and uncles from my side were there, and we actually got a picture with everybody looking at the camera at the same time (a birthday miracle!). Happy birthday to my mom, who raised seven kids and has 24 grandkids (Emma Claire being the youngest and named after her). We love you mom! Ok then.