Monday, November 3, 2008

Last Sunday...

was a memorable day for our family. Our oldest received the priesthood. {Love the "corny" pose he did for me!}
Boy 12 years have flown by {even though at times, the minutes seemed to take hours}. I have been so impressed with this child of mine. He has many leadership qualities already built in to who he is. It has been difficult yet exciting to watch him become more independent from Wes and I.

Here is a shot of Wes, Troy and Dallin. {Hey Dallin, what's going on with your shirt buddy? }

We grabbed a quick photo of all of us after church.

Here is really how the photo went.
I had to post this. We all have these, right? Paige is having a little temper tantrum, Wes is saying something to the effect of, "you better smile right now missy!" {yeah, that always works!} and Landon is planning his escape. But we are a FAMILY and this is the best we can do sometimes.

I need to apologize here for my lack of substantial posts lately. I can blame it on the Internet being out for a week, my new (part time job) or the funk I've been in. I haven't decided yet. I'll let you know.

Last Sunday we also had our primary program. For those of you who don't know it's when the young kids age 3-11 speak and sing during our main meeting and let the congregation know what they've been learning all year.
{Here is our little CREW, aren't they just the cutest?}
I mentioned earlier that I was the music leader. Let's talk about that a little. Me, the one who just learned {sorta} how to lead music by opening the back of the hymnal and trying to follow the tutorial. Me, the one who doesn't really know ANY Spanish. Me, the one who just came in to the primary presidency and hasn't been around as the kids have been learning the songs.

Well I had two other options, 1 to play the piano {peter peter pumpkin eater is all I know} or 2, to help the children read their parts, in Spanish.

So that is how I became the music leader. Everything went off without a hitch, pretty much.

Paige decided to act like she had stage fright when it was her turn to speak and boy did she ham it up! She batted her eyes nervously, looked around like she was scared, moved the microphone away from her and got tears to well up in her eyes. It was a show stopper folks. She was amazing. It surely was an award winning performance. She stayed up there enjoying her time in the spotlight for about 3 {very long} minutes, before I had to go up and relieve the situation. {So much fun for me}

Here is a pic I took facing the back of our {vomit comet} bus. We still had a few more patrons to fit in, usually we have standing room only by the time we pull up to our beautiful chapel.

I do love you BUS, even though I tease you often. I promise to be a better friend from now on.


Wacky Wild Wisor Style said...

Go Paige! With just a few kids, you certainly need something to fill up all that time, right? I can't believe how big Troy is...or that all your boys have hair longer than mine ;)

Anne Marie said...

Congrats! They really do grow fast. Beautiful family!

Christine said...


I've been thinking about you lately. I've been wondering how you've been doing. E-mail me your phone number again (I couldn't find it) and I'll call you. There's nothing better than a phone conversation. Tell me when the best time is to call.

Congratulations to Troy and getting the priesthood!

My favorite part of the family picture has to be Aiden's plaid shorts, and long tie. So fun. .

Hopefully I'll talk to you soon.

Cristy said...

What an exciting time of year at your house! Thanks for sharing the special day with us. They do grow so fast. I have two in YW now, wierd, huh? Julie will soon be old enough to go to the Youth dances, Gasp! Hope this week goes well, love to read your updates. :) Hugs!~Cristy

Maryann said...

Hey welcome back!!! I love the pictue with Troy, so classic I can just see you trying to get him to take the picture. Man time gos bye so fast I can not belive that Troy is 12. We sure miss you guys, hope life is getting easier for you. I was thinking about you today it was nice and cool with a chance of rain, you know those days when you keep the kids home and stay in your P.J.s alllll day long. (so nice)

Kristen said...

Shawna I love your family picture!!
And is Troy really 12?!? That means Trevor is almost 12..oh my it does go by way to fast!

Lara said...

Wow, you are brave, Shawna leading the music! Bet you are awesome, though, for sure. We still haven't had our Primary Program. I think it's still two weeks away. What up with that??

Heather Anderson said...

Looks like an amazing day and I LOVE the photos!

Kristine Van Buskirk said...

Love the family pics! Getting them to all "look" happy at the same moment, is rare for anyone, I think. ha ha Memories!