Saturday, December 29, 2007

Lance and Stacy's Wedding

San Diego Temple in winter.
( We're so spoiled )

Mr. & Mrs. Lance Halladay.
"Just Married"

Last Kiss of the Day? Yeah right!

Kissing under cover.
Mom and Dad with their little girl!

Paula-----Lance--Stacy---Gail--- Steve

The whole gang jumps for joy.

Groomsmen and Bridesmaids.

Jenelle---- Katie----Melissa

Bridesmaids and Flower Girls.


Daddy and Sleeping Beauty.

Honeymoon Hotel.
Happy Couple December 29, 2007

Well, the big day finally arrived and Lance and Stacy were married for time and all eternity in the San Diego temple on December 28th 2007. It was a clear, warm beautiful day (big surprise in San Diego right?). Stacy and Lance flew into town on Friday the 21st and Cheryl, Scott and Allie drove down on Wednesday the 26th after spending Christmas with Scotts family in St. George. During the week we took care of all the details: we picked up the tuxedos and the bridesmaid dresses, Stacy got her shoes and whatever else she needed, flowers were delivered to the house and we framed a couple of Stacy's bridal pictures for display at the reception. Lances family got into town on Thursday the 27th and we met his mom for the first time. His whole family is really great and we love all of them. Thursday night we all went to the Temple and Stacy received her endowment. That was an awesome experience to be in the temple with all my girls (Bonnie, Cheryl and Stacy). Our Bishop and our previous Bishop were both out of town for Christmas and let us use their homes for our guests. It could not have worked out any better. The Temple was very busy on the 28th with 21 weddings that day. When stacy made the arrangements her choices were 8:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. She chose 8:00 a.m. Needless to say it was an early start to the day to be ready. Stacy's friend Brooke Heinen did Stacy's hair here at the house at 5:00a.m. Erika Olayan and Geri Riggins did the other bridesmaids hair at Erika's moms house. We got to the Temple at 7:00 a.m. and filled out the paperwork and waited for everyone to show up. Craig Bramwell, our stake patriarch who we have known for years was their sealer. It was wonderful to have everyone together in the Temple. Afterwards pictures were taken for about 16 hours (OK maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit). We then met for lunch at B.J.s restaurant where they have the most awesome pizza. That night we went to the reception at Admiral Kidd's Club, a beautiful Naval facility overlooking downtown San Diego. The room was on the 2nd floor and was still decorated for Christmas with all the beautiful lights. Stacy's cousin Marsha provided all the floral arrangements and center pieces and were just beautiful. It was just a fabulous evening with great food, music, dancing and just a lot of fun. Bonnie booked a room at the Sheraton Hotel just down the street for Stacy and Lance that evening which was very convenient. They gave Bonnie a free upgrade to the 10th floor but when they checked in they gave them an upgrade to the 12th (top) floor with two large rooms and a gigantic balcony overlooking all the bay. The next day we took Stacy and Lance to the cruise ship terminal where they boarded the Carnival Elation and went on a 5 day cruise to Cabo San Lucas.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

Lance Stacy Jared Cheryl Scott
Bonnie Allie David
Cougar family!!!

World's youngest Cougar fan.
Future quarterback?

Or future center?

Future newlyweds :)

Future missionary.

Ok, so I'm a week late with the blog entry. Anyway, all the kids were down for thanksgiving this year. Cheryl, Scott and Allie drove down from Provo and arrived here at 8:00p.m. Monday night. We picked Stacy and Lance up at the airport on Tuesday night. They were on separate flights but they arrived only 20 minutes apart. The highlights on Wednesday included Lance and Stacy getting their marriage license, a trip to Marsha's flowershop to choose flowers for the wedding and selecting the reception menu at Admiral Kidd. Thursday morning we went to Steele Canyon Highschool and took family pictures. The football field was an amazing state-of-the art synthetic grass and looked amazing. It was awesome just to run around on it barefoot. After we took pictures the girls went home and the boys had permission to stay and play. We tried kicking some field goals. I sucked pretty bad. Lance did well and Scott put a couple 40 yard plus kicks through the uprights. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with our family and Spencer's family. Friday Scott and Lance played golf with a nurse that works for Bonnies company, Bonnie and the girls went shopping for food Stacy's bridal shower and I got to stay home to clean the house and decorate. Saturday was Stacy's bridal shower at our house. There was a good turn out with about 35 people. The boys watched the BYU football game upstairs.
Sunday morning Cheryl, Scott, Allie and Lance left at 6:00 a.m. to drive home and we took Stacy to the airport in the afternoon. It was a great Thanksgiving.