Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The kids were to walk in front of the line to the table and sit down but I was filming and couldn't & didn't grab them in time :)
They were also surprised to find out that I was the groom's sister. Really? Luke, I think that maybe you should have introduced the family at the reception. I mean, at least explain to all the people at the reception you have an older sister and that's why she's all up in the business at the reception. I guess no one really knows I'm alive since I literally left 2 months after my family moved to Fremont and went to school in Hawaii and I've only been back 3 times since 2002. It's my own fault really that no one knows who I am. ANYWAY...I just had to keep explaining who I was and where I live now which is why the guests have never seen me before!
I was wearing Olivia's clothes and her heels. I wore them that morning for the wedding photo shoot and they hurt my feet but I figured I could handle so I wore them to the reception...bad idea. My feet were killing me and I ended up barefoot the rest of the time! I ended up helping with serving the food with Charmaine's older sister and helped with the cake serving. It was a good night and really glad my family was able to come see my brother get married!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
David's uncle, Dean Davis, and his family took us to Fenton's Creamery & Restaurant in Oakland. It's on the corner somewhere but it's a cute little place. It's also the ice cream place that the old man (Frederickson?) and Russell (the Junior Wilderness Explorer) went to eat ice cream at the end of the movie "Up". Fenton's is also famous for it's ice cream.
They also had cool kiddie cups for the kids.
I made David pose next to the ice creams in the cooler.
David & Raya
Collin and Aaron watching the people make pies behind that glass window. They kept going back with all the other kids and saying hi to the workers.
Here is 4/5ths of the Davis family ordering their food. Yes, Fenton's has actual food besides their delicious desserts!
There's the 1/5th Davis next to Aaron.
David with Uncle Dean and 4/5th of the kids looking at a print of the scene in "Up" when they are eating Fenton's ice cream.
Our family eating a giant banana split! I forgot what it's called. Look, it's almost as big as Raya's head!
Here's a closeup of the sundae before we attacked it.
The after picture. It was sooo good! I wish I could go back and get some more! I don't even remember what flavors we got but if I remember I'll update this post. The ice cream is amazing!
TMI coming up...turn away now if you don't wanna know!
This is me being the klutz I am and closed a car door on my leg. I have a huge scar on my leg which now looks like a burn mark.
Friday, November 18, 2011
My (then future) sister-in-law's single ward bishop was one of my friend's dad in one of my old California wards when I was in high school...confused? I got a little confused writing it, either way we were in the same ward back in the day when I lived in Cali :)
Bishop Severson and his wife invited both future in-law families to their house for a dinner. I thought it was going to be the families and the Severson's eating together but that was not the case. They had set up their dining table with fancy china, fancy goblets and silverware.
The Severson's weren't going to eat with us, they were going to serve us dinner and ate with Aaron & Raya in the kitchen.
That's Bishop Severson refilling our drinks.
David & I posed with our food on the nice china.
Here's a closeup of my plate. We ate lasagna, garlic bread, salad, & green beans. Yum! I had a second helping!
Raya & Aaron ate and played with the Severson's toys. Aaron found the cars & Raya found this HUGE baby and stroller to play with. The baby was just as big as her!
And it had some creepy eyes! It was the baby that could close it's eyes when laying down but this baby only had one eye that closes and even then it was halfway so it looked pretty funny and a little scary! You can see it in the picture! Hahaha!
It was so nice of the Severson's to host that lovely dinner. It was also nice to be able to sit and chat with them afterwards.
Thanks for the hospitality!
Raya pointing to her body parts...until she gets distracted :)
He just learned that "violet" is another description for purple so now sometimes he'll sing it purple the first time and the next time he'll use violet :)