Friday, August 19, 2011

30 Days

Yep, that is how long I was away from Philip. The kids and I went on a trip to Idaho. We left (on July 2nd) about two weeks earlier than originally planned, so that I could swing by Salt Lake and see my best friend be sealed to her husband. It was so wonderful to go to a sealing again!! The last one I went to was 5 years ago when my brother got married. I loved listening to the advice the sealer was giving the beautiful couple. (George, I think you should hurry up and get married, so that Philip and I can go to one together soon. :))
After spending a couple of days in Utah, we headed up to Idaho Falls. My parents didn't know that we were coming. I lied to them, and told them that our family was in Nauvoo for the weekend. Needless to say, they were surprised when I pulled into the drive way and let the boys out of the van.
We did lots of fun things while we were in Idaho. The boys took swim lessons for two weeks
. We went up to Montana to visit Great Grandma and Grandpa.

Orion got to ride a horse.
We played with ducks. We went camping,
and the boys got very dirty.
And many other things. The boys had a great time!
Philip finally got into Idaho Falls on July 31st. It was beyond wonderful to see him!!
Monday morning was the start of our Family Reunion. We started off taking family pictures, in the rain. We were supposed to hit the lake afterwords, but it was raining. So instead we headed to Pizza place that has an indoor play area. The kids had a lot of fun. Monday night, we had a GIANT Family Home Evening.
Tuesday, we went Rigby Lake. Tons of fun was had there as well. Especially in the sand.
Wednesday morning we went to the zoo. And then that afternoon, we had a talent show. I am constantly amazed at how wonderful my family is!! (Not to brag or anything) That night ended with a lot of us gathered around the fire listening to stories of my fathers childhood. It was a great end to a great reunion.
Thursday morning, Philip and I went to the Temple. We did some family baptisms for mom. It was nice to go and do something a little different. Then Thursday night, Phil and I went and saw Harry Potter with my sister Tasha and her husband Chris.
Friday, my nephew Samuel turned 8. We had his baptism that day too, so that everyone could be there.
Saturday morning, we packed up the van and headed down to Salt Lake. We wanted to see Grandpa, but he wasn't home. So instead we hung out with Phils cousin Brittany, and the Philip went to go see his old friend Darren. Sunday morning, we went to the hospital to visit Grandpa. Afterwords, we drove to Colorado to spend a little time with Desi and her family. Monday morning we went swimming, and then went to Jack in the Box for lunch. Then, we headed out for home. We drove all night, and finally pulled into the garage at 7:30 am. It was a great trip, but I was super happy to be home!


blondeviolin said...

Busy, busy! Sounds like y'all had a blast, though!

Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

I agree - hurry up Flea!

Aimee said...

It was SO GOOD to see all of you and have so much fun with you. I'm so glad you and the boys could come camping with us! We love you!!!