Sunday, March 23, 2008


Well, I was in Kamas for Easter weekend, and my entire family was there, so it was awesome! It would have been perfect if Noah would have been with me, but I still was able to enjoy the company of my family.

First of all, this is PHASE 1 of 3! My entire team is going blonde for Blackpool! I'm not keen on the idea, but I don't want to have a yellow spray-painted helmet head for the coolest competition of my life, either! So, I thought I could help it if they have to spray my hair it will be for touch-up necessity only.

Easter FEAST! Oh man, we had some good stuff! Since church isn't until 12:30, we decided to have a brunch. That brunch included:
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Sausage/Egg Breakfast Casserole
Ham with Secret Recipe Ham Sauce
Deviled Eggs
Fruit Pizza
Oven-Baked French Toast with Raspberry Syrup and Whipped Cream
And I think that's all....but check out Mia's face...she's so funny!

This Jack boy is so cute! I love him, but he is getting way too big too fast!

The Buti's...Mia REFUSED to take her hand out of the basket, so this is the best shot I could get! They are so funny...I absolutely am in love with these girls.

The Gunnerson boys! Noah has been sick, but still as cute as ever, and Luke blew me away with his piano skills this weekend! I tried to play one of the songs he has mastered, and I was B-A-D.

One of the highlights of the weekend was the classic McNeil competition which was bound to occur at some point with us all together. It all started with Tess tumbling in the front room and wanting to show everyone her headstands. Needless to say, this inflated to a full-blown strength and balance competition between all of us. Allen, my Dad, and I were all the best at headstands, and Allen and Tim were the champions for the wall push-ups. I won for the ladies, although there was an unfair advantage considering that Olivia is prego. Final tally for the push-up competition:
Rick and Max - 0 *Check out Tim's face...he's trying to PULL Rick up and it still didn't work...
Tim and Allen - 7
Giselle - 3
Chelsea .5 + .5 = 1? The jury's still out on that one...


Josh said...

Yeah! Thanks Giselle... only 2 days! Hope you can come to the reception, but if not, that's cool... I'm glad you still had a good Easter! Take care!

Billie Sue said...

The weekend was great and I am so glad you are able to be here to share in the sibbling rivalry! You kids all have fun together and I hope you will always love each other and have consideration for differences in families and personalities. Your hair looks great and I'm sure the whole team will look good going blonde!

Rasheta Family said...

your hair looks awesome. I can't imagine your hair really blonde. it will be fun to see it get there. -anissa

The Cox Family said...

Oh the McNeils and their competitions! I don't think there is ever a family event that doesn't include some sort of competition. I am glad you guys had a nice time, and I am sorry that Noah wasn't able to be their with you. I think your hair looks great and I can't wait to see it really blonde!

Shannon Masayo said...

you hair doesn't look bad but i agree on the darker thing...but i've always thought brunettes have more fun! haha I was so glad to see you have a blog, it is such an awesome way to keep family and friends updated... When is your competition?

The Gunnerson Family said...

Okay, so I couldn't do a handstand push-up, but at least my toes are pointed! It was great to have you here, like you said it would have been perfect if Noah was here with you.

Staci said...

What a great weekend... Wish I was invited to the McNeil brunch, that looked delicious... The homestead has nothing on your family. The hair looks great!!! I still can't believe Olivia joined in on the headstand contest. That is amazing!!!

Chelsea Johnson said...

Uh, hello----I'm pretty sure I won that one part where my hands were behind my legs and they were in a toe-touch position! And, the jury voted...... .5+ .5 does in fact equal 1! Great update, we loved all the time we got to spend with you!

Giselle and Noah Rasheta said...

Okay, I will have to give credit to Chelsea on one of the balance tricks....she was like a little gymnast out there balancing an extended straddle position on her hands!