Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!!We were at church yesterday and I couldn't figure out why they were playing patriotic songs on the organ.haha (get a clue Becky!) Anyway, we were able to attend one of our nephews Eagle Court of Honor last night. I actually had never been to a court of honor. A lot of work is involved I quickly found out. It was very patriotic and put me in the mood for today. Here are some pictures of the event.

We are PROUD of you Alex!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Suns

John and I went to the Suns playoff game last night. It was a lot of fun. We had great seats (on the first floor). We were both bummed when they lost. We received free T-shirts though (which I'll use for a night shirt because they were all in XXL). It was a really fun night and I can't wait until next season!!!
Here is a picture of us at the game.

Here is a picture of us 3 years ago at the Suns game...

Here is a picture of the stadium.

Bowlers vs. Shipleys

We went golfing this weekend...and I must say, I did pretty well. John took first place, my dad and I ties for second place, and my mom was in fourth place. I'm pretty sure my dad has developed a complex about us being tied for When we played as couples, the Bowlers took the cup!!! It was a lot of fun and hopefully there will be more golf tournaments to come.

Trimming the Tree

This past weekend, we had a lot of things going on...we went to a funeral of John's Aunt Pat, went golfing, trimmed a tree, and went to the Suns game. Here is the tree trimming portion of our weekend. Our HOA every year provides our neighborhood with City of Mesa 3 big bins for cleaning up the community. We ended up filling one of the bins from trimming our Chilean Mesquite tree. Here is are my Mom and my Dad helping out.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mothers Day everyone!!! Today was a great day. We spent the day going to church in the morning and then had a great dinner. We had someone take a family picture after church. I think that it turned out nicely. I love my mom and I'm glad that we were able to spend Mother's Day with her. :)

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Jeff's Wedding

Last night I had the opportunity to go to a wedding reception for Jeff Struthers and his sweet wife Krista. Jeff looked great and I'm excited that they were able to get married in the temple. That's awesome. :)
Here's a picture of my mom, dad, Scott, Alexis, and myself at the dinner portion of the reception.

The wedding location was absolutely beautiful. It was in downtown Tucson...

Here is a self portrait of my dad, Alexis, and myself...

Congrats Jeff and Krista!!!

Kristen's Baby Shower

This weekend, my sister Kristen had her baby shower down in Tucson. It was a lot of fun. There were many great women who came to support Kristen. Kristen and Elle were definitely showered with lots of love and fun gifts. Here are some pictures of the big day!
Here are the guests of honor...aka Kristen and Elle Smith...

Pink was definitely the color of the day!!!

Here is Kristen with Grandma Shipley. Grandma is excited to have a new great-granddaughter. :)

Chocolate dipped strawberries...

Kristen opening gifts...

Here are some of the presents that Kristen and Elle received...

Here I am with Pam Peterson...I was in charge of keeping track of the gifts...

Here is Alexis with Sister McCaleb chatting it up.

Here are some more pretty in pink presents...

We are excited to meet you Elle!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I love avocados.
Last week I was at a wedding reception, helping out in the kitchen and my sister-in-law asked if I could cut up all of the avocados...has she ever seen my fruit and vegetable cutting skills?...if she had, she would not have asked.
Anyway...she proceeded to show me how to cut an avocado and make it look pretty at the same time. Thanks Laura.
So tonight for dinner I made shredded chicken burritos...with avocados. I used Laura's trick and they looked beautiful. :)