Thursday, June 25, 2009

Some Fun in June...

A couple of weeks ago we had some family pictures taken (which will be a later post, when they are all ready) and we took them at my Grandparent's mink farm. My dad grew up on the mink farm which is still ran by my other two uncles. With that said the mink farm is located on a canal road and while we were there we saw a mommy duck and her little baby ducks swimming. Ethan was fascinated with them and still hasn't stopped asking about the baby ducks.

So we headed over to take Ethan to see the ducks right off of 1300 w. Even though there were no baby ducks and lots of pigeons, Ethan had fun throwing the ducks bread. It's amazing how fascinated he gets by things like that and he doesn't forget. He's got a memory that remembers whatever it chooses. I hadn't been there in years and now it's all fenced off. I remember being able to walk right up to the water and throw them bread. Now it's like you are at the zoo standing behind a fence. He still enjoyed it though. Here are a few pictures.
We also got the boat all ready for the summer. We've got lots of boating adventures planned in July and I can't wait. We did take it out on a Friday night out to Utah lake for a test run to see how it's running and make sure that everything looked good. So far Ethan loves the boat, hopefully that love will continue. After about a half hour he was passed out on my lap, gotta love that.
Then this year we celebrated Father's Day a day early with my family. We had a BBQ and we were supposed to swim, but due to the wonderful weather that we are experiencing, it somewhat canceled the plans; however it didn't stop my dad, Kurt, and all the kids from getting in. Saturday's have always been the day where we go over BBQ and swim, so it was a little sad knowing this was the last Saturday we would all be together for a little bit.
Ethan was a maniac. I don't know what gets in to him but he is the biggest show off when people are around. It was freezing and he didn't care at all, just kept jumping in over and over. We then tried to put goggles on him, but with those long eyelashes he couldn't open his eyes. Here are some pictures we snapped. He is my little water bug who is starting to love the water. And how can you not laugh at this first picture....he's a nut!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day

I just want to thank all the wonderful Father's in my life. To my hubby, I love you so much and am so amazed at the wonderful dad and husband you are. Ethan lights up when he sees you and can't wait until you get home from work every day. You are so patient, kind, loving, understanding, and the list could go on. Thank you for being the man that you are. You were made just for me and I love you more then you know.

And to my dad.... words can't express the example that you have been to me. I love you so much and will miss you these next few years. Thank you for your kindness, love, and example. You are the best dad anyone could ask for. I have so much to learn from you. Thank you for being my dad and friend. I love you!

Lastly to my wonderful father in law. Thank you for being you. I wouldn't have the husband that I have if it weren't for you & Lynette. Thank you for your constant love, example, and laughter. You can make anyone smile or laugh. Thank you for all of your constant support. I love you!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Farewell & Setting Apart

Sunday was my parent's farewell. I think for me this has been an anticipated event, not so much in a good way, but more like I knew when this came that the day they leave is getting closer. They both did an amazing job and made every one laugh and cry.

Afterwards we had little lunch over at the house where lots of family and friends came. Luckily the rain held off in the beginning, and even when it started to pour people stayed to chat and visit. Thanks to all our family and friends who came out to support my parents. My sister, who was the master photographer, got pictures of everyone, but way too many to post. So here are a few.
Then today my mom and dad got set apart as full time missionaries. We were all able to go down to the church administrative building and meet with Elder Bednar and Elder Jensen. It was such a neat experience and their setting apart was amazing. So many things were promised to them and it was so comforting. I know that my cute parents are going to do such a wonderful job out in Fukuoka, and we are going to miss them so much, but after today and the things that were said, I think we were all comforted and know that this really is the right thing. What better way to serve our Heavenly Father. It was also fun meeting Elder Bednar and Elder Jensen who were so down to earth and had some great words of advice.

and of course we enjoyed a yummy lunch at Z' Tejas afterwards.

One week from today they will be off to the MTC for some training. They come home that Sunday afternoon and the following morning are headed off to Fukuoka. We can't wait for this new chapter in their lives to begin. We are even more excited for a trip out to Japan to see them. We love you mom and dad! Thank you for letting us be a part of this experience with you!! Go get em' in Fukuoka!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Margetts Bash

So with my parents headed out to Japan at the end of this month my dads family all got together at Riverton Park to eat, talk, and hang out. With all boys in my dads family my cute aunt Brenda put this together so that we would all get together for one more family party before they are gone. With this AWESOME lame weather we've been having, we got rained out toward the end, but were still able to eat some dinner, play some games, and then get ice cream at Artic Circle.

It's coming WAY too fast. Time needs to slow down!! This whole experience is so bittersweet. So far I've been strong, but I can feel a good cry is going to be coming soon! I'm trying to stay strong!!!