Tuesday, November 11, 2008


We've had such a busy week, I just haven't had much time to get on the computer.
I'll just give you the highlights.

Saturday, our ward Relief Society gave Sariah her first Bridal shower!

Sister Jensen made the most lovely decorations with balloons and curly ribbon all over the Relief Society room. I've asked her to help me with decorating the cultural hall for the reception. She does amazing things with craft foam and glitter.

At the shower, they played such fun games! I LOVE SHOWER GAMES!

They played that memory game where Sariah walked around with a tray full of items and then she left the room and we had to remember everything on the tray.
Then they pulled out several rolls of toilet paper and made her a wedding dress. The ladies did an amazingly good job, considering the materials they had to work with.
Except for sister Simpson, who tried to convince everyone that the sleeves should be shorter. She even made a few inappropriate comments to Sariah concerning their "after the reception" activities.
I can certainly see why her girls dress and act the way that they do.
She brought the most bizarre gift too. It was a perfectly lovely candy dish filled with green m&ms. So strange because Sariah doesn't really like m&ms and green is not one of her favorite colors.

Sariah received such lovely gifts! It was a kitchen/grocery shower and some of the ladies made one of those really cute "Broom ladies" Where they put a face on the broom and put it in a bucket then dress it with an apron and rubber gloves and then fill the bucket with cleaning products.
I was a little concerned about the fact that the only Jell-O mold she received was from me. I will need to make sure that they have registered for at least a few, or I might just get her a few more myself.
The refreshments were delightful. The ladies outdid themselves with their attention to detail.
Trevor's mother managed to make it to the shower. She was pleasant enough, I guess, but I'm pretty sure I caught her rolling her eyes several times.

She has continued to be difficult concerning wedding plans. She tried to convince the kids to get married in the Salt Lake Temple instead of Mt. Timpanogos because they wanted to host the wedding breakfast at The Smith building.
Sariah has had her heart set on being married in the Mt. Timpanogos temple ever since it was built.
And besides, I already made all of the candy mints for the reception in the shape of the Timpanogos temple.
I suggested that they just have the breakfast at our Stake center. I told her that our RS could probably handle that too, but she declined.

Sunday evening, she had Trevor and Sariah to their house in Salt Lake for dinner. According to Sariah, she spent the entire time telling Sariah that everything we were doing for the wedding was wrong and that she should stand up to me and tell me that the wedding should be done the way the bride wants it, not the bride's mother.

The nerve!!

I guess Sariah was very close to tears when she told her future mother in law that the wedding was exactly what she wanted, and Trevor's mom got angry and said "couldn't possibly want all the silly things we had planned and that she should really stand up to her mother!"

Then Trevor told her she should stay the heck out of the wedding plans and leave Sariah alone!
(Even though I don't approve of his strong language, I was so proud of him!)

He took Sariah by the hand and put her coat on her and led her to the door. As they were leaving, Trevor's mother said "What are you doing?"
And Trevor said, "I'm standing up to my mother and planning the wedding the way the bride wants it!"

He's such a fine young man!


Kristina P. said...

The nerve! Suggesting an inappropriate toilet paper temple dress! Does Sister Righteous-pants know that the temple ladies will attack you if they see any pinning? Not that I would know, or anything.

And the pickle juice jello sounds delicious!

Aunty Em said...

Okay, seriously. I really hope you are a real person because you crack me up!

I can't wait to see pics of the reception.

*MARY* said...

Sorry, but I have to agree with Trevor's mother on this one.

Sue Q said...

Aaah, weddings. They really can bring out the best...and the worst...in people. Good for Trevor for standing by his bride, but I hope for their sake that no unmendable rifts have been created over this. Still, it's not his mother's wedding, it's theirs!!

And p.s. -- you won one of my pass it forwards!! If you email me your address, I'll send Sariah a Christmas Jello mold (and something for you, too)!

Mommy Madness said...

What a great guy Trevor is! Standing up to his mother like that! Your daughter is one lucky Gal!!!

the letter Bee said...

Did no one from the RS tie her a baby quilt? The nerve. I guess they'll still have 9 months from the wedding to do it.

clan of the cave hair said...

green m&M's...you kill me.

Jessica G. said...

I think I like this Trevor fellow!

As for the green M&Ms...maybe they are a Christmas decoration?

KT said...

What about tucking? Did the temple ladies say anything about tucking?