Saturday, April 25, 2009


Here are a few QUICK pics. Before the big night.
I can't wait to see how the kids like it.  It is going to look so cool all lighted up.  I will try and get final pics on tomorrow. !!

Empty Space

Ron Hanging the Wire

Lots of center Pieces
Court is happy!

300 Glittery Stars
A famous Lady Liberty 
Everyone Helping

They can't wait till they are 16
It is starting to take a little shape
Windows that shine like the top of the Chrysler Building!!

How many windows do you have to cut out?

Tables are Set

They Central park Entrance
Center Pieces not lit up yet.

Central Park Arch

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Painting.... DONE!!

Yesterday was so fun.  We got the painting on almost ALL of the Props!!
It will be sooooo great to see this all put together.  It was very fun  we had Priests and Laurels come and help paint everything.  It was a fun way to get the Youth involved.. They are all very excited about it and can't wait to go!! As You can see by Casey's face!  :)
 This has been an amazing experience actually.  We have had the whole city scattered all over the drive way and yard, and Neighbors and friends keep driving by asking what is going on!  When I tell them they are all just amazed that the church would to such great lengths to provide the youth with such an amazing night, just to help them hold up to their high standards.  When the "world" already provides a prom, why do another?  But being around these amazing group of youth and you will know why immediately.  They definitely shine.     
My mom reminded me that even these little project are great missionary opportunities
Today, my neighbor told me it looked so fun with all "those teenagers" there, painting and working together.  She said, "you just don't see that kind of stuff anymore"  It made me very proud of Our kids and this projects.  Thanks for being so amazing!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Painting has started!

Well, we started painting all the props this weekend, but unfortunately one of the few days in April that it actually rained.  It started out good, but after about an hour of very dark clouds, it started to POUR.  We hustled and got all the props from the yard to the patio, they are all safe and drying!!

We are trying again on Tues.  and then the painting  will be done!! YAY! NEW YORK!  
It is getting so close,  I am getting very anxious to see it completed!!
Check back Wed. for painting pictures!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009



So I had to leave the master builder home alone today while I went to teach.  I swear I was only gone a few hours and I came home to a totally remodeled Taxi
I don't have the final picture yet, but it was soooooo cool.
He made all these 3 dimensional things for it.  The head lights and the grill and the turn lights are all seperate.  There is a TAXI sign for the top, and a I love NY license plate.  and the Best of all, a gold Angel Moroni Hood ornament.  

He even made a Big circle sign that hangs on a stand that will say
Our city sky line also has an outline of the Manhattan Temple and he made an extra Moroni to go on top of the temple.  He's awesome!!
We got all the signs cut out, and all the stands made.  The last two days we have been working sooooo hard to get it all done. He was such a trooper.  I am so sad to see him leave tomorrow.  He has made this project so much easier and so much fun to do.  We work so well together. All I have to do it tell him my visions and he helped make the ideas come to life.  THANKS DAD!! 

Saturday, April 4, 2009


So Yesterday & today we started to build the Skyscrapers!!
We started with a blank slate..

Measured & Cut

SANDED With Roxy's help

It's starting to take shape.. We have about 12 of these that will go around the gym They will be painted black with Twinkle lights around the top.  They will also have "mirrored" square windows running down the front.!! COOL! 

Dad worked hard on the Mechanical stuff.  He Designed the Taxi Cab

Carly LOVED trying it out.  This is going to be painted yellow and have NYC Taxi on it with Black& white checkered trim.  It will look so cute.  The kids will be able to go behind and take pictures like they are sitting in a Taxi Cab.

We will have a Painting Party with the Youth to get it all painted.  Can't wait!! It is really coming together.