THANK YOU ALEXA!!
Not sure how happy you are about this, but your post about Spencers farewell weekend was awesome..., so instead of making a new one....I borrowed yours. Ok, I stole it. Flat out copied and pasted!! :) Mainly so when I have my blog printed into a book - this lovely weekend will be in it!! So thank you for all your hard work and for letting your tired mama use it on her blog!! (I kinda think this is one of those paybacks for birthing you??!! haha) So folks, here is Spencers farewell weekend as written (perfectly) by Alexa!
Sunday morning we woke up bright and early for church! Spencer was set to give his farewell talk at eleven, and we had to be at church early to grab a few soft seats ;) Ellie really wanted to cuddle with grandpa that morning while he continued sleeping.
And then she decided to give gramma some loves
We took a few pictures before heading to church. I’m not quite sure where Brian and Ellie were at the time. Ooops!
After Spencer gave his AMAZING talk (that was cut a little short since the girl before spoke for quite awhile…:) and we went to our other meetings, we enjoyed a little family lunch. My mom worked hard all week to get everything done before Sunday, so we wouldn’t be running around like wild turkeys!
Our dear friends, the Mortensen’s, came down for the event! The only was who was missing was dear Halie (who was in LONDON! Lucky duck!)
After lunch, we held an open house for all of our neighbors and Spencer’s friends to come over and say goodbye. Grace and Hannah were in charge of the snow cones, they were a hit!
There were a ton of people and a ton of treats! Spenc had so many people who came to wish him well!
I made Spenc a little graduation/mission announcement and a few food decorations. We figured we better give out his addresses to all his friends and neighbors, so we put them on a bookmark!
Little Ellie is going to miss her uncle!
And then we all proceeded to Seminary graduation! It was a wild day!
Can’t believe my little brother is so grown up! And a foot taller than me ;) Love him to pieces!
Super serious thanks to Alexa for documenting this amazing weekend! It was a wonderful weekend filled with family, friends, food, and the spirit. Oh how I love my family!!!