Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fun in Arizona!

Wow it was such perfect timing to leave a raging blizzard in SLC and go to see the Pothiers in beautiful green AZ! The main reason for going was that Shawni was being named The Arizona Young Mother of the Year! It was truly a delightful event.  I lost my camera so I got a few snaps with my Iphone which has no flash but at least you can tell that we’re having a good time!



The kids, sans Lucy were there to help celebrate and were so excited!  Not only that… because we needed some medical advice for our India returnees….we discovered that Dr.Cub and Bonnie were staying for six weeks in Surprise AZ so they drove on down to join the celebration.


Shawni did a fabulous job in her acceptance speech and I got to introduce her!  Of course I forgot to mention her 10,000 page-hits-per-day blog here and the new post on featuring Shawni here (although American Mothers, who gave her this honor is not a Mormon organization).

You’ll have to check Shawni’s blog for some better pictures. Her girls were the photographers that night so that will be fun to see! Sadly Josh had committed to a training class that he couldn’t miss.

The next day we continued the fun at the amazing Arizona Children’s Museum with Claire and Lucy.









It was so fun to see Lucy beat Dave at the Memory game. We also got to hear him give his last SS lesson. After four years, he’s been assigned to the 15 year olds!  He is one terrific teacher!

Just have to throw in that we got home Dad/Rick’s Valentine for me was still sitting on the bar. It was my favorite nut from my favorite nut. There’s a bigger present but I’ll save that for another post. What a guy I have. I must be the luckiest woman on earth!  Too bad there’s not a celebration for the “Husband of the Year.”



Rachel Denning said...

Wow that so great for Shawni! Greg and I watched her "I'm a Mormon" video just yesterday.

Glad to see you are doing well and still traveling :)

Take care!

Emi Edgley said...


I am thrilled to hear about Shawni!

I have been selected to represent American Mothers in Utah as "Young Mother of the Year". I am excited to meet and associate with Shawni!

There is no doubt that this honor is due, so much, to the efforts of our great mothers... Elaine and Linda!

Emi Dalton Edgley

Iv said...

You must be thrilled for Shawni! So great that you were able to be there - and what a childrens museum! Aren't they the best? We have a fantastic one here in Canberra. Thanks for your encouragement on the move. We have arrived and the kids are adjusting brilliantly. We are all so happy. Was the impetus for me to join the blogging world as well. Feel free to check in! Much love to you guys.