Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Nativity Revival :)

Grandpa Young oversaw the whole production. He said that he would stay upstairs and play the part of Elohiem.
Elohiem with the Angel.
Deann was really feeling the music.
Jolynn was the director and the pianist along with some assistance from little ones.
Sally told us all about a story of how she about lost it at work today. Ask her to tell you the story and sing for you... she had an interesting twist on a Christmas song. How did it go Sally? Jolynn asked if Sally's rendition of the song is what they meant by going Postal.

Jordan and Tierney entertained Allana playing with the miniature baby Jesus. 
Zak played one of the "Wise Guys" along with Jordan and Ben.
Corinne led the heavenly choir in their carols, while Quinn played the organ.
Tabitha and Erin were the beautiful Angels who proclaimed the birth of Christ.

Thanks so much to Jolynn for reviving the Nativity Christmas tradition! I've heard about it for many years from Andy, but it was fun to be a part of it.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Family Reunion Highlights DVD

The much anticipated Reunion DVDs will be debuting sometime this December. The talent show is all ready with titles and chapter we just need to put the music into the highlights reel (Andy has done all the work). Hopefully we can have it finished before the new year :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Graham cracker CHAOS

Graham cracker shrapnel was flying, everything and everyone was covered with frosting, and philosophical discussions were had as to where hair migrates when you go bald (don't ask). But all in all, a great time was had by all, even though the artistic outcomes were highly questionable.

Swearing was kept to a minimum, no one hurled from mixing spice drops and Nerds, and there was nary a bikini fungus to be found. Clearly an improvement over LAST year.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Just call it TORTURE

We just wanted to post some photos of our wonderful vacation. We (just Dan and I) went to the Bahamas on a cruise from Nov. 10-14. It was awesome!! Very relaxing and perfect weather, we loved it! We are ready to move to Grand Bahama Island, which was our most favorite day of the whole trip. We will just live on the beach in the shack we found. Hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving!! Thanks for being such a great Family!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Allana is Celebrating the Finish of Volleyball Season

We just finished our volleyball banquet last night. We have enjoyed the season, but it has been fun to have more time for playing in the leaves and dancing to the "Wiggles". 

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Redneck Gardening

Welcome to "Redneck Gardening", with your host Caleb "Bubba" Young.

We were too lazy to plant our garden so we came up with a much easier and interesting way to get rid of the old Halloween decorations, and to plant pumpkin seeds for next year's harvest.

Needed Items:
  • Pumpkin with seeds inside

  • Gardening tool to spread the seeds. May we recommend a 20 gage SHOTGUN

Thank you for joining us for this episode of "Redneck Gardening".

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Party in Smithfield

Well, last night was our annual Cache Valley Young Relations Pumpkin Carving Party. And since it is so fun to put pictures on here, I took a lot!! In attendance we had the Walt Young family, the Pasketts, the Losee family, the Morin-Long family, and all 3 freshman girls: Tabitha, Paige, and Erin! I bet you are all so jealous that you couldn't come. We had a great time and I am still enjoying roasted pumpkin seeds, as I write. Look ahead to some pictures from our Gingerbread (ie. graham cracker) house party in December. Those always get a little crazy!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cutest Girl!!

I guess you could call me a stage mom of sorts, because I love to take pictures of Baylee when she is all dressed up! She was invited to a birthday party yesterday and it was, of course, a costume party. And since I am a closet drama nerd, we had to do her hair funky and put makeup on her. I think she is dang cute!! Dan thinks I am kind of silly. His exact (sort of) words were "you're so cute. A 7 year old is going to a costume party, and you give her prom hair". What can I say? I have one kid that is a girl and she is going to look sassy as all get out for this party! :)
We will see what she is for Halloween since she borrowed this costume from our neighbor! Ah, the life of a cheapskate.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Proud Band Parents

Since there haven’t been many contributions to the Young Family Blog, I thought I would contribute and brag a little bit.

I have included pictures of Caleb and the Mt. Crest Marching Band. They are a really good band. It has been fun to go to his competitions and cheer for them. He competed in Pocatello, ID on Saturday. They took second place to Sky View High School by 2 points out of a thousand possible points. Makelle loves to cheer for him and was really excited that he won an award at the competition.

The season is quickly coming to a close. He will compete at BYU on October 14, Dixie State College on October 24, and UNLV on October 25.

Those of you coming to Keith’s wedding may be able to fit one of his competitions in. He will be performing at Dixie State College on Friday at 9 p.m. and in Las Vegas at noon and 7 p.m. if they make the finals for that competition.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Meet Alice.  She is my 'new' 2001 Accord.  She is dark green.  I named her Alice in honor of my recent unexpected fall into wonderland.  I hope she is good in snow since I suspect come December I will be in a winter wonderland, followed by spring, summer and fall again.  It's kind of creepy how you can see the neighbors house reflected in the garage window don't you think?  

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

We dropped off Jacob at the MTC last week. They kept telling everyone that the bandaid method for saying goodbye was the best, the quicker you get it over with the less painful, so we didn't stay in Provo very long. This is the picture we sent with his application. I had him take one with him to florida to show how beautiful the scenery is in Idaho!! We will forward his emails when we get them.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

My new house

Amy requested a photo of the house after I had the bushes ripped out.  It looks a little naked and vulnerable I think.  How appropriate.  And no I did not kill the bushes in lieu of killing something else. :)  We had planned on doing it all summer.  It just took til now for the guy to come do it.  How ironic.  So now you know what the house really looks like.  And you can't use the excuse that you didn't recognize it for now stopping to see me.  

Monday, August 18, 2008

A day at the Lake

Phew! that took me awhile to figure out, since I am one of those "techno retard"s that Deann was talking about. Here is Baylee along with the rest of our babysitting group's kids at Bear Lake. Yes, she is a rather tall girl. The boy her size to her right is 2 years older! Amazon woman-girl.
At least she is kinda cute, or we'd have to send her off to the circus.

Pasketts check in

Howdy! We are just running our "test post" as opposed to a post test. We enjoyed a lovely weekend at Bear Lake on Friday and Saturday, so if I figure this out I will post some pictures from us. We are so in disbelief that school is starting this week. Where did the summer go? Oh, one little update: my ward has lost its collective mind and called me to be the nursery coordinator. I am not sure what the whole "coordinator" thing is about, but I am pretty sure that there will be some people who stop coming to church when they find out I am in charge of their precious little ones. Mwahahahaha (evil laugh).

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Elusive Inverted Book Sloth spotted in Northern Utah

The very rare Inverted Book Sloth has been seen hanging out in Petersboro. I think it is called "Makelle".

OK, it was just a test on uploading a photo. . . . .
That Makelle is a reading fool. We went to "meet the 1st grade teacher night" and the teacher had Makelle read for her, then do some numbers and stuff, and said, "Well, I don't have a single thing in my classroom that she isn't already beyond." Sooooo, I'm wondering why we're starting her out in 1st grade versus 2nd? May have to pursue that.

First blog from Walt

OK, this is my first blog ever. I know it's not rocket science, and any of us can pick it up pretty quick, so we'll give it a shot. I tried to upload a picture of the slip and slide, but my internet chose to ralph out and it got lost in cyber limbo. I challenge all of you to get connected and do a test post as well. They will all be really boring, but then we can settle down into more interesting things, and Ashley can delete them later. . . . .

Friday, August 15, 2008

Forever Young: The DK Young Family

Welcome to the D.K. Young Family Blog