Monday, August 23, 2010

Home Again Home Again Jiggity Jig

We had such a fun weekend welcoming home our 'little' brother Ben from his mission on Saturday and Sunday. I spent a good amount of time preparing treats for the special celebrations. The cakes turned out pretty good too. I think Ben was a little shell shocked, but it was still fun to watch him catch up with everyone. Ben gave a great talk on Sunday too. Even President Erying cried during Ben's testimony. It was wonderful especially since Ben didn't even write anything down before he went up to speak. Here are the pictures of the festivities from Saturday and Sunday.
Tyler holding the poster I made at the airport.
Michelle and her kids with their posters.
Hanging out at the airport waiting.
Lily bean
My brother Dan and his family came from Texas
When we saw him coming down the escalator, we cheered.
Ben hugging my Mom.
This is probably my favorite picture.

Ben meeting baby Whitney for the first time. He had four new nieces (including Lily) born while he was gone.

Ben was really surprised how different my dad looks. he lost a lot of weight in the last year.Jake with my mom.

This is the 'Missionary cake' I made for the Saturday celebration.It turned out pretty cute I think.
I thought I would add the picture of the boys in the car on the way to my parents house holding my cakes I made. The three cakes on the left are for the birthdays Amber, Ali and cowboy Ben celebrated this month. I was glad they held the cakes so well for 45 minutes in the car.

I also made cake balls for Sunday afternoon
I made the cake balls to look like mini cupcakes. They were a big hit at the house on Sunday.
Mmmm...looks good doesn't it.

Yep, Tasty.
Baby Sarah was crying while we took a pictures of the four girls and Lily was trying to help her. So cute.Baby Sarah looks much cuter in this picture I snapped while she was playing.
Sorry Kim (one of my best friends) I have to post this picture because I love that Ben Photo-bombed you. It makes me laugh.
Little cute Lily. She had a great time.

Oh, I'll finish things off with proof Lily needs to lay off the sauce. It's hard not to get carried away drinking at a mission homecoming on a Sunday afternoon thoughAre we sure that's water?
My mom spiked the water with lemon.
but this is my favorite drunk face of the night...Hahahaha. isn't that awesome! :)

Welcome home Boot! I hope you enjoy your first day at College today!


Nessa said...

Does Lily need rehab?...I hear it's all the rage in Hollywood!

Michelle said...

I am laughing my head off. That is so funny! I still don't know what photo-bombing is even though I clicked on your not-child-appropriate link. (Next time a little warning since I have Savannah sitting here reading along with me half the time.)

Grandpa and Grandma B said...

What a great two days. I am very impressed with Jakey taking such good care of the cakes. We are looking forward to enjoying the kids and hopefully some great cakes too in October.

Sara said...

Those cakes are amazing! And I'm impressed the boys held them so long!

Looks like a fun weekend.

Heather said...

Michelle, when I posted the link it was family friendly. They update it all the time...sorry about that. Photo bombing is when someone or something sneaks into a picture. Some of them are pretty funny. they "bomb" the picture.

katester said...

Your cakes turned out awesome. YOu really are so talented. I should just have you do my cakes from now on. you will see why when I post my pics..ha!