Monday, April 30, 2012

Ben's Big Weekend

You only turn sixteen once.  Lots of ice cream and soda and friends and screaming and laughing and teasing.  Saturday was a fun and late night around here.

On Sunday, Ben was ordained a priest in the Aaronic Priesthood by his dad (for an explanation on the priesthood, click here).  Then, directly after his ordination, Ben was officially declared an Eagle Scout, after almost a year tying up all the loose ends from his Eagle project and its paperwork.
We were so happy Grandpa Tucker could make it down for the weekend.

I'm so happy that's all finished.  What a great weekend.  Now both older boys are taller than Dad--here's proof.
Can you see Micah in the last picture?  Me too.  Little stinker.

15 comments:

  1. Great weekend indeed. What a handsome boy.

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  2. Whew. We're done. I didn't take a single picture. Thanks for pushing ME to get this done. It turned out great.

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  3. Congrats to Ben...what a big weekend! That last picture is so good...I think Ben looks just like his mom!

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  4. Nice boy to girl ratio at the party Benny!!

    Congrats on the Eagle - now will you bug Logan?!

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  5. my goodness what a proud momma you must be :)

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  6. Cute shirt in the last picture, Mom!

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  7. I agree with Heidi!!

    Love that first shot, good clean fun!!

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  8. Micah has been taking lessons from LaMar - he loves to get into other people's photos and do the rabbit ears behind them.
    Congrats to Ben - a great weekend for a great young man!

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  9. It must have been quite a weekend at your house!
    Is there anything more satisfying and humbling, all at once, than having one's children step up new responsibility as they approach adulthood. Congratulations!

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  10. Congrats to Ben! How awesome, two huge milestones.

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  11. Handsome scout! Love the peace sign on last photo!

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  12. haha Micah is too funny!! nothing like looking back at all of our memories and finding a few of those in each picture

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