Sunday, July 6, 2008

MENLANSON Gathering

When Pat and I were first married, we lived in Sugarhouse and attended a University Married Student Ward. We met some lifelong friends there and still get together with them monthly, if not more. We call ourselves the Menlanson's (which is a combination of our last names...Mendoza, Lantz, Nelson). We all started out with no kids and now have two each and another on the way (Congrats Emily and Clayton)! There are 12 of us all together. We're like a big, happy family. It was Steve's b-day yesterday and they invited us all up to a cabin they have at Sundance. HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE-O! It is just beautiful up there and we got to spend the evening throwing rocks in the pond, watching caterpillars, playing with the kids, eating, relaxing and playing a rousing game of "Curses". We always have lots of laughs when we're together and there is no shortage of silliness either. The boys always play some kind of game (this time it was catch the flying green ball without moving your eyes). The kids played really well together, despite a few brawls here and there. The girls went and got icecream for everyone, while the boys stayed with the kids. The kids watched a movie while we played our game. We never want it to end when we're together and we look forward to our next Menlanson Gathering!

8 comments:

Casey and Whitney MCkell said...

tHERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN GREAT FRIENDS!!! SO CUTE!!

The Lantz Family said...

wow - you're fast. I'm so glad you captured the look on the boy's faces! Great pictures.

Tyler & Julia Andersen Family said...

Tyler & I really miss our student married ward! We will always be grateful that we met you & Pat & all of the other WONDERFUL couples who were in the ward with us. We're both SO glad that we know you & Pat! :)

Emily*Scott*Logan said...

How fun, what a cute name spelling too. :)

Jen said...

Wow. What was that last name again? I love to hear when people can be plain silly and forget about the cares of the world. Thanks for sitting by me to watch The Bachelorette. I think Jesse is cute.

Kluane said...

Hi JaNece, Janet told me about your blog so I had to check it out. Your family is so cute!! It would have been fun to see you guys, maybe next reunion we'll make it down. I'm sure the boys would have fun together!!

Windy said...

oh how fun are you all!! I love all those pictures. The one of you walking with your boys so cute!!

Michelle said...

I LOVED that ward! So fun to see some old, familiar faces. Time flies, almost seems like yesterday yet so long ago. I remember when you got pregnant and we decided we wanted to try, it was fun to go through all that together.