* mom's day *

We celebrated a lovely Mother's Day at Aaron and Aimee's house. Aimee fixed a wonderful dinner. As always, she had fresh flowers on the table with her pretty china and serving dishes. She's a very busy mom of four and deserved the day off instead of cooking for extras. Thanks Aimee - we appreciated everything and we love you. The day got even better when Becky, Pitt and Emmett walked in. Becky is also a busy mom to little Emmett. We're so proud of her. Suzie and Winston couldn't come, but we talked to them on Facetime and expressed our gratitude for their little baby girl and the miracle of her birth and it being Suzie's first Mother's Day. 
We had a little photo session with me and my kids - including Suzie's face on the iPad held by Brookie. 

We played a few rounds of the thimble-with-water-in-it guessing game. What's more fun...the anticipation of getting water splashed on you or being the one that pours it on?

Here are three of my favorite moms:

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Mike's USU graduation

Wow - the last kid is done! Mike graduated from Utah State University on Saturday, May 5. We were thrilled as he walked in the processional with the other graduates. His degree was a                          Bachelors of Science in Business with a minor in Japanese.

Mike is wearing the rope that represents honors from the Japanese National Honor Society for outstanding achievement at the post-secondary level of Japanese language studies.

Mike with good (best) friends Thomas Williams and Ty Mortensen. These guys spent many hours filling our house with music as they had band practice in our basement over the past few years. 

Mike's name is read as he walks across the stage with other graduates from the MIS Department of the Huntsman School of Business. (Management Information Systems.)

I love this shot that Scott took of Mike walking to his seat holding up his diploma.

Ever supportive and proud grandparents - my mom and dad, Evan and Jean Stevenson.

The girls that love him - his sister Becky, his happy mom, and his cutie girlfriend Sierra Larsen.           Becky's hubby Pitt is in the background trying to figure out just how long this program is going to take. 

We had a yummy lunch at a Japanese grill restaurant called Kibuki. Joining us were Sierra's parents       Bryce and Leslie Larsen from Cedar Hills. It was wonderful that they could join us for our lunch celebration.  
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{ surpRise }

It was Becky's 30th (what...30??) birthday. Pitt planned a surprise party and boy was she surprised. The picture in their front window is of Beck and Pitt at a school dance when they were 13!

 Becky getting out of their car after being blindfolded and brought home. This is when she realized that something was up.

Hey Beck...your dad says, "That's a 30-year flame!" He can hardly wait 'til you're 40 - you'll burn your house down! (Scott was in charge of lighting the candles - rather than try to light each one individually he just teepeed them together and... kaboom!
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