So many people came to support Akayla.
She is such a beautiful and genuine person.
Her talk was so sweet and full of the spirit.
She will be a powerful missionary!
Our wonderful friends, the Staffords (from New Plymouth) came Saturday morning. Their son is Akayla's best friend who is on a mission in New York.
My parents came a few hours later, and later in the evening my brother Brandon, Ayrial, and their 4 kiddos came. They all helped prepare food for Sunday morning.
|Easter egg Hunt|
|love these beautiful women - Shauna, Akayla, Erin & Adri|
Akayla and I got to go out to lunch with Shauna & Erin -
we love them so much!
|Brandon & Anna were inseparable - they were so funny together!|
|Dave & Kirk worked on my car |
(I got in a little accident recently)
|My Uncle Bruce and Grandma came that evening|
and had dinner with us
Sweet Grandma and Mason
|My dad read "The Monster at the End of this Book"|
to the grandkids
You haven't lived unless you've heard him tell you a story!
|My sister-in-law Ayrial made this cake for Akayla|
|dessert table - one of my very best friends made 300 mini (amazingly delicious) cupcakes|
We also had brownie bites, cookies, cinnamon rolls, cream cheese danishes, and my sister-in law Amber made little turtles and cookie bars
|brunch buffet - we had breakfast burritos, granola & yogurt, and fruit salad|
Miriam, Angela, Akayla, and Gary
He says he wants to hide in her suitcase and
go serve a mission with her.
|just a random shot of some of the guests|
|my best friend Lindsey and some of her kids |
(she made all the cupcakes)
Akayla taught these 2 piano lessons last year
|some of Akayla and Corina's friends from high school|
Brandon, Nathan, Akayla, Jordan & Corina
|more of Akayla's friends from high school|
(she is short, but they are also tall!)
Brandon, Ethan, and Patrick
|the Staffords - practically family|
This is how we all felt after it was over
and everyone had left.......
I'll admit that having something to prepare for was really good for my mind.
As soon as everyone had left I started to feel the dread.
This is going to be tough. But WE can do hard things!!!
everything turning out
people who jump in and get it done!