Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Trip to Utah and Idaho!

We're Just missing Katie!

Welcome Home! Time out for Austin on the side of the road!

This is what happens when you smack your sister!
Sunflower field close to our house. The picture doesn't do it justice!

Uncle James on the Waterslide!

Cousins! Lizzy and Kaitlynn

Lindsay, who took care of Amanda and I in UT!

One of my Young Women and Amanda's very first babysitter!

More Cousins! Amanda, Maya, and Hayley

Amanda's trip to Sundance

Amanda and I just got back from Utah and Idaho about a week ago. Amanda was there for a Dance Camp at BYU, and I went out to see my Siblings, a much needed visit. It had been over a year and a half. Way to long to go without seeing your Sisters and Brother. I got to see Kayleen before she and James have their baby. SO FUN!!! And Ezra's so stinkin' cute. After flying in, I spent the day driving up and down the Wasatch front visiting with some dear friends. Some long overdue. Friends we knew from our days in UT, The Willey's. Brother Willey showed me his semiautomatic rifle. WOW! IMPRESSIVE! :/ The Chuggs who used to live in Jersey and survived. And then a long overdue visit with one of my most favorite YW leaders, Sister Eckerdt and her daughters. Why I didn't get a picture of that I don't know. I knew I forgot something. I guess I'll just have to go back and get one some time.;) It was so neet to meet some of her grandbabies. SO PRICELESS! Then after watching Amanda's performance in Provo we shot up to Pocotello. Crawled is more like it. I felt like I was back in Jersey in the construction traffic from Brigham city all the way to Tremonton, and I had to pump my own gas! Gosh!... but After a great weekend visit with John, Amy, Kayleen and James, and all the kiddos, it was back down to UT to see Katie Alex, Maya, and Hayley. We all spent the day at Cherry Hill water park and had a blast. Fun to have all 4 of us together again. Now I'm homesick for UT, the mountains, James, Amy, and Katie again, but it's also good to be home.