Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It Finally Happened

I went one whole month without posting anything on this blog! and it wasn't even on purpose :) We have just been so dang busy! Let's catch up:

The month started with a wonderful general conference! It was a good uplifting weekend and really renewed my attitude about doing things that matter in this life and not wasting time on pointless frivolities.

Next we had Jon's birthday!!

"Imma so surprised!!"
He turned 26. We had a surprise party for him at Olive Garden (which was almost a disaster in itself). But he was totally fooled :) It was fun to see him enjoy time with friends. I have more pictures but they are taking way too long to load, so this is all you get. I'm glad we can live close to people we know and care about. Thanks everyone for making his birthday so awesome!

(Oh yeah, and I also got him a new pair of chucks... he likes to make this face a lot...)

Amongst other things we did in April: school, work, school, work, school, and more work.

Jon won first place in poetry for the Bazzanella literary awards at Sac State! We are so proud of him :)

We also have had three weddings:

A family sealing:

A maternity session:

And baby pictures:

We also have a senior portrait session this coming weekend. We are crazy! But it's great. We love being able to serve others, spend time with friends and family, and do things that are worthwhile and uplift the lives of those around us, even if we are a little busy most of the time.

On Thursday 4/28 Beth (Jon's little sister) came home from her mission in Tallahassee Florida! (Click here to see the post on her mission blog about that.)

All in all, it has been a good start to spring time for the Alston's! Now if only this California weather would catch up...

1 comment:

The Frosts said...

That is awesome! You have been busy!