Tuesday, March 17, 2009

RS Birthday Party

Melanie was the narrator (and cupcake baker) for the MP 16th Ward Relief Society birthday party. Here she is with members of the ward playing parts in a readers theater, while she narrates. The other grandmother to our only grandchild, Diane Hale was also in the cast. You can see her sitting in front of Melanie. She had the part of one of the original Relief Society members. Ralph and April Sorbonne somehow did their magic and produced a lifelike backdrop, while others brought period furniture. Add to that authentic costumes, it was a successful production! Most importantly, as we listened to what these ladies went through in their lives, we were all touched. Melanie also expressed her gratitude for the relief societies around the world that are taking care of her daughters; Seattle, Concord, Cedar City, Sugarhouse and Lima!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bowling at Fat Cats

Melanie and Ben were good sports to go along with Mike on Saturday to a bowl-a-thon to benefit Junior Achievement, sponsored by Zions Bank. It was at Fat Cats, a relatively new bowling and family fun center in Holladay. Mike is no better than he was, despite Ben's instruction, based on 2 (count'em) 2 University level classes. Melanie supervised and demonstrated. Mike's co-workers Carol, Ralph and Mike, with his family, Hayley and Ethan came along, too.