Monday, March 7, 2011

Home Invasion (the good kind)

We had a few young people over to fill up our living room last night.
empty rooms bore us

It was what we like to call a "fireside."
in keeping with the occasion, we actually lit a fire

What's on the tube?
a CES (Church Educational System) broadcast

They look pretty interested, don't they?
I didn't hear a peep out of 'em

They couldn't all fit in one room, so we used two.
hello, family room

Good thing we are the DVR masters.
well, at least we didn't screw it up this time

What's up with that pillow guy on the couch?
guess he's camera shy

Of course, food was the order of the day evening.
ain't it always

They grabbed some on the way in and on the way out.
these guys are equal opportunity eaters

Glad they stuck around afterwards to brighten our lives for awhile.
these two are pretty shiny =)

And also to chat each other up, of course.

Girls do love to chat.

Guys, too, right?
too bad they have to do it behind light fixtures

Some prefer to do their chatting as couples.

And some like to make faces at the camera lady...
nice one, Luke

(bring your appetites)


karen said...

I love that you have such a good time hosting them. It makes me wish I were one of your YSAs. Almost.

jen said...

I've gotten behind on my blogs since we spent the weekend in UT. I LOVED your post on mothering. I even had to mention it to pregnant Heidi.
And you are such a perfect couple for these YSA. They are lucky to have you.

Myrna Foster said...

That looks like so much fun. My in-laws just e-mailed yesterday that they got their YA center up and running in Prague. They're so excited. They're on a mission over there, and they're always writing about how many YA's they're feeding.

Brian Miller said...

so cool that you do when am i getting invited...smiles.

yaya said...

Just say "food" and most YSA will be there! Looked like it was fun and how nice to have such a happy and big group. We like to have similar get togethers with the YM/YW, only usually it involves an outside fire...costumes sometimes...or lots of snow for sledding!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all! You are so thoughtful to host these meetings for the youth.

VK said...

YSA's are the best, (and the worst too). I'm sure you are appreciated.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all! You are so thoughtful to host these meetings for the youth.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Oh fun! That WAS an awesome broadcast...what a great group!

Anonymous said...

It looks like everyone had a good time and enjoyed all that good food too. Hugs

Amy said...

Sigh, reading this makes me wish I were still a YSA. Such a fun time! And I do miss those CES Broadcasts. What a wonderful evening they must have had, and how wonderful of you for hosting it!

Stef said...

I had some leaders like you all when i was a young adult. What a blessing you are to them.

Unknown said...

I just love the young people right now. How fun that you could host two whole rooms full of them. You guys are the funnest ever!

Lisa Loo said...

What they said!

Grandma Honey said...

A CES broadcast, great food to eat while coming and going, and a loving open home...what more could anyone ask for!

Pranavam Ravikumar said...


Momza said...

so fun! love firesides and youth.
they're lucky to have you guys!

cj Schlottman said...


This is wonderful and looks like so much fun. There is nothing more inspirational than a gathering of good young people. It gives great hope for our future. Thanks for the reminder.


Michelle said...

I love it when you post about your ward activities. So fun.