Thursday, October 15, 2009

Here's Why...

I'm exhausted...

So tired that I've decided I can't book more than two clients in a day...

I'm ornery...

I'm intolerant...

I feel small waves of nausea throughout the day...



Monday, October 12, 2009

Ten - Oh Nine - Oh Nine

Shaley and Roman's wedding day was just perfect!

Everything went so well, and the couple couldn't have looked happier the whole day!

The day started out at 8 A.M. in my bathroom for hair and make-up. I was a titch nervous that Shaley would be a jittery wreck (as she had forewarned), therefore making the whole experience a disaster. Luckily, she was excited and looking forward to the big day...only a few butterflies!

The only hitch of the day was when Tadd headed out to the Provo temple, which would've made for a delightful ceremony...however, the sealing was to take place at Mt. Timpanogas! Thank goodness Grandpa set him straight! (I was being the silent backseat passenger...or rather completely clueless as to what was going on).

We did make it on time, and luckily we didn't have to replay the events of Haley's wedding...(disaster), and the sealing was wonderful!

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Madsen!

SO beautiful and SO handsome!

The girls were fascinated with Shaley's dress and just couldn't get enough of her!

Children of the day from Shaley's side of the family!

Lindey, Myself, Lacey, Roman, Shaley, Kecia, Tysen and Camme

Cox sisters!

Roman with four of his five sisters (Candice, Rissa, Hayley and Natalie). Unfortunately, Rachel is pregnant and veeery sick so she wasn't able to come. We definitely missed her!

Tadd was the most adorable of all! Wouldn't you say?

At the luncheon listening to Uncle Del read his famous poem. Knee slapper, I tell ya!

Shaley with all the brothers, Shaley with all the sisters, Roman with all the brothers, and all the siblings with their spouses smoochin'! (Rick and Lacey were just about there)

Chris and Tysen with their kids, the bride and groom with all the kids, and Kris and Kecia with their kids.
I don't have one of the Leishmans, or I'd post that too! Maybe Lacey should blog, so I could steal one... tee hehe!

All the sisters in their fancy dresses!

More kids!
L-R: Kris and Bree, Tadd and the dudes in their sweater vests, Addison kickin' back, Myself and Breezy, Kecia with her girls, Tadd and Crew, Haley and Addison, Uncle Tadd and Addison

The deeelicious reception food. Courtesy of Rockwell Catering!

Some happy couples!
Stupid buttcrack bangs

The cutting of the cake.
So glad they fed each other traditionally!

Retrieving of the garter. Always entertaining!

Hayley catching the bouquet! Check out the determination in Adrie's eyes as she runs after that bouquet!

First dance as husband and wife! Can I hear a collective, "awwwwwwe"?

And where were the boys during all of this? In the players lounge downstairs...naturally!

Catching a photographic moment with the bride before taking off on their honeymoon!

Heading out the door for their weekend away!

Such a perfect, special day!

The neatest thing of the day would've been all the Cox siblings and their spouses present at the sealing. There was a very special spirit in the room, and I feel so blessed to have been a part of such a great experience!

Congratulations Shay and Roman! We wish you the BEST in your new life together!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Showering Wrenches

As is tradition in the Cox family, Roman was treated to a tool shower before the big wedding day.

Shaley and Roman's friends were invited, as well as family from both sides. It was a hit!

Candice, Roman and Shaley

The guessing games that Steve put together, I've always been terrible at this sort of stuff!

Guests of the party
Clockwise L-R: London Barnes held by her grandma, Kyra and Ellie watching the outdoor games, some of the grandkids, Crew and Chris, Lindey and Corbin, Bree and Kris, Grandma and Griffin, Rick and Lacey

Bree was really into the tool games!

Roman with some of the neices. All the kids just adore him! Awww, I miss the days of being the fancy new in-law when all the kids couldn't get enough of me!
Now I'm just the boring ol' aunt!

The games that Tadd and his dad put together. You know, for the men to show off their muscles!

Shaley even got in on the action! Look at that teamwork!

Gift time!
Here is Shaley's gift to Roman. Clever inscription! Don't worry, it was a Magic Bullet!
All the older girls!
I sure love all the excuses to hang with all the family when it's wedding time!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Arizona Events

Well...a trip was made to Mesa, AZ as part of the wedding festivities! The reasons were threefold:

1. Roman and Shaley's open house at the Madsen residence.
2. Shaley took out her endowment in the Mesa temple.
3. Family fun and lots of laughs!

First night we arrived we headed over to Roman's parents house for dinner and Shaley's birthday celebration. We needed to make up for it somehow since we drove for 10 hours on her actual birthday!

We were welcomed with some excellent Mexican food and introductions with the rest of the family!

Shaley, Camme, Tysen, Natalie Madsen Hall, Lacey, Candice Madsen

Chris and Tadd really enjoyed freaking out Natalie's twins with their fireworks. I think Tadd was sad to leave those boys, and even more sad to find out they won't be coming to the wedding! Chris was planning on welcoming them to Utah with a giant lot of fireworks!

I looove this guy!

All the couples on the night of the open house!

Roman's family put on a little program for the happy couple about their story. Here are Roman's sisters, Hayley and Rissa, reading the script.

Roman's mom and her friends who are quite the professionals!

Have you seen a happier bride? :)

The two brothers with the sisters-in-law.

Clockwise L-R: Shaley with her new in-laws, Lindey and Steve, Lacey and her good friend Lisa (who showed us some great shopping places! Bless you, Last Chance!), Ourselves, Shay and Roman

We tried to hit up the local Dairy Queen after the open house for a shake and fries, but unfortunately the "lobby" was closed. This lobby could've been confused with a hallway!

The next morning we attended a session at the Mesa Temple for Shaley's endowment. I absolutely loved that temple, it was so incredible! It's really old, and the outside looks like an ancient ruin. The inside is even cooler!

In just four days this couple will be married for time and all eternity!

I look like a blazing fire in the middle. By the way, it was actually blazing hot. Coincidence?

Some great present opening was done after the temple and some delicious lunch. I'd say this couple really lucked out with their gifts! I think I'll get married Tadd of course! Don't get any ideas...

All in all, the trip was a success and such a fun change of pace!

Stay tuned for pictures of the Diamondbacks game in the stifling heat...


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