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i am a mom/wife/textile designer gone haywire. I love to sing(music/arts AA degree), craft, exercise, and be goofy. Just living life outside the norm. And the norm thanks me for it. Oh yeah, and I like me some haikus. . . . . . . . . . What are we up to currently? Aaron recently started medical school at Ross University on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, and the kids and I are along for the crazy ride :)

Utah Trip - First Installment

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Welcome to the Shumway Family Blahhhg.

This last week Stephanie's sister got married in the Salt Lake Temple so we rented a car and drove up for the festivities. It was a lot of fun and really nice to see everyone (including Stephanie's brother, Rob, for the first time since he got back from Iraq).

The day after we got to Mom and Dad's house, Aysha and Stephanie decorated the lawn and trees with yellow hearts and ribbons, reminiscent of the song "tie a yellow ribbon 'round the old oak tree," and hung a big banner over the garage that said "Welcome home from Iraq! We love you Rob!" (Made by Mom, Cami, and Katie)

Colin (Rand and Aysha's son) and Matthew had a great time playing and really liked each other's company the whole trip. It was nice to have a buddy. When we drove up Mom and Dad's street the whole thing was torn up and there were large construction trucks.... I have no idea what kind of trucks they were. Matthew would start singing Bob the Builder everytime he went outside and would point to the truck excitedly and say "Mom! Bob the builder! Mom! Bob the Builder!"

Rand rode with Rob and Renee from the airport that afternoon and we were all waiting outside to welcome them.

That night all of the girls took Katie out for Sushi, which Stephanie had never tried before and was a little scared about. It turned out fine, however, the rolls Stephanie liked the best were tempura-ed, so it wasn't really true "blue" sushi anyway. They decided that every family gathering would include a girls night from now on, since they had so much fun.

From L to R: Stephanie(sister), Kaite (sister and the bride), Cami (sister), Aysha (Sis in law), Renee (sis in law)

After dinner, we raced to the reception center to take our family pictures. The dress code was blue jeans and a shirt ranging in color from navy to white. Both Aaron and Stephanie wished that they had started their dieting a little earlier (their plan is to start on August 22nd after Aaron takes the DAT) so they weren't the biggest people in each picture, but oh well. Our kids are still cute. The ones shown here are not the actual pictures, just us taking pictures while the photographer does her work.

What a cutie. This has been the first installment of The UT trip blog. Stay tuned for the wedding day and a day in Provo Canyon where we were visited by two moosen. Thank you Brian Regan.


Jane said...

Hey, that was a great day by day account of our wonderful week....can't wait to see the rest!

page family said...

Hey, Steph! Glad you got one going too! I thought you had a website somewhere too, but couldn't find it anywhere. Love to see pics of you guys all the time! We already miss you!

Court said...

Hey Steph, looks like you had tons of fun with your family. I am happy that Rob returned home safe and sound. I can't wait to see the rest of your trip...way to leave us hanging on for more. Love ya

rand said...
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rand said...

Hey SushiSteph!
Nice blog. It was great to see you and the fam! Colin is missin Ma-chew!
Take luck -

Katie and Carter said...

I have to admit, I didn't even lay a finger on that welcome home sign. Mom and Cami made it while I was at work having an "I'm getting married" meltdown. And after they finished the sign, they came to my rescue. :D But I love the blog and am WAY excited to see the followup! :) love ya sis!

Our Cute Family said...

Stephanie ~ I saw your blog off of Courtney's. You are so cute and I love your blog. Hey, I just got your note on my Facebook page this morning. When you see my page, please note that I am a way better blogger than Facebooker!! You will have to give me pointers for making my Facebook page cooler! Here's our blog: . Come check us out, too! ~ Natalie