Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Prom 2013

"Midnight Moment" was the theme for Prom this year.
We love the tradition of seeing the cousins all dolled up before they leave.
Samantha and Carie looked gorgeous!

 Clark looked pretty fabulous, too!

He is such a good sport to put up with the traditional "kissy" picture!

The evening was not without drama...
We spent time with Clark helping him get ready, fixing the handkerchief just right,
and asking him a million times if he had his ID, money, tickets, and corsage.

When we were confident that he was good to go,
Cassidy and I left to go see Carie and Sam.
About 20 minutes later, I received a call from Clark...
as he was getting into the car to leave, he heard a big rip,
only to realize that the entire crotch of his pants had ripped!

Thankfully, he was laughing and not overly concerned!
(A big difference between boys and girls!)
He hurried and changed into his other suit (thankfully he had one)
and was only a few minutes late picking up his date.

Boy, did we have a good laugh!
 Danielle and Clark
Pictures at Glausers, dinner at Charleston's, the dance,
 and trampolines at Desert Devils were the fun for the evening

Love that these 3 found each other and took a picture!

From all accounts, everyone had a FABULOUS TIME!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Road Trip to the MTC

Haley said good-bye to Brett, Tia and Landon on Monday night. 

 Haley said this was the hardest good-bye of all...she loves her little Lando!

Cassidy had to leave early for school and didn't stick around for a picture!
I am so bummed!

After all the good-byes, it was time to hit the road.
We loved seeing the snow at Jacob's Lake

Although it was a very quick trip,
it was a great way to spend our last day with Haley.

We sure love that girl of ours!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Hermana Brown

Haley was set apart as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

It was a special and sacred occasion and one that we will never forget.
It was an amazing blessing and the perfect way to send this Hermana out into the world!

 President and Sister Smith

 Bishop and Sister Wright

 We were all a little teary eyed!

So grateful for the support of wonderful grandparents!

Kiwanis Invitational

Last week the Toro track team traveled to Casa Grande for the
Kiwanis Invitational Track Meet.
Twenty one teams participated.

The Toros and Clark had a great meet!
Clark took first in the 100m, 200m, and 400m events.
The Toro boys AND girls both won, too!
 Clark was named Outstanding Male Athlete

Mountain View took home a huge trophy!

It was a fun day!

Thursday, April 4, 2013


 We began our Easter celebration on Saturday with our traditional Easter Egg Hunt.
We decided a couple of years ago to replace candy filled eggs with money.
Not surprisingly, the kids LOVE this tradition!

Lining up to get a good start...every second counts!

 This year we hid the eggs in Grandpa & Grandma's front yard.
We needed some new hiding places!

 Haley was the lucky bunny to find the "golden egg"!
Missionary blessings!

Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 was Haley's farewell talk.
She spoke in her YSA ward, along with Elder Jim Wright (area authority).

Haley did an awesome job and we are so appreciative of all the family and friends 
who took the time to come support her.
 Cousin Kyle reports to the Provo MTC the same day as Haley.
He will be serving in the West Indies Mission.

 This could be the last family picture for 6 years....(insert quiet sobs)

 Tyler, Brett and Cameron

 So fun that Kyle and Haley's farewells were on the same day...
Cousin Jerry, Jessica and cute kids were here from Germany!

 Can't wait to see who will grow the most in the next 18 months!

Clint, Debbie and Family

 Emily and Haley

 MaKayla and Scott

 Clark cousins

 Grandpa and Grandma Clark

 Carson and Jen with 3 of their 5 cute kids

Uncle Carson, Dad and Uncle Clint
Can  you tell they are brothers?

Just some of the AWESOME FAMILY and FRIENDS
that attended Haley's Farewell