Monday, August 3, 2009

Vacation Review - Utah time minus sunday...

We had a grand time visiting friends and family!

Our first full day in Utah was spent visiting with Ness and the kids!
We used to be neighbors and it's been different not being next door to each other!
We had a great time catching up and the kids acted like they had never been apart!

Monday morning, Emily was sweet enough to let us come over and hang out!
I don't know why I didn't get any pictures...
Zack was so happy to see Isaac!
The kids had a really good time and it was nice to chat with Emily!
She has got to be one of the sweetest women on the face of the earth!

She also came with us to school Lunch where we met Nancy and Ness.

We spent Monday night with the Walls!
They were so gracious as to have us over for dinner.
The Walls were our fisrt neighbors when we moved to Utah
and were just down the street when we moved to a bigger place.
Kaylie was almost always the first designated babysitter...
The Twins are in Argentina serving their mission until next february.
We {LOVE} the Walls.
They became even more dear to us when Kelly unexpectedly passed away last October.
Joseph became their home teacher.
They are just one of those family that will remain dear in our hearts forever!
We experienced Wii Fit for the first time!
It was a lot of fun!

we went to playgroup to catch up with our old friends from the ward!
I forgot to take the camera out...

we met the Apolonio's at a Splash pad in south Ogden.
We had such a great time catching up and the kids were having such a nice time that I forgot all about taking pictures...

We then had dinner at the Schriever's Tuesday night.
I had the chance to see her beautiful little Lincoln up close!
Unfortunately, the camera somehow stayed in the car...

Bradi then took me with her to Mutual as Ben graciously offered to keep the kids.
It was a fun time with the young women.
I got a masterfully done pedicure by Ivonne!
Catching up was a lot of fun!
I miss those girls!
(So sad I missed you too Jennie!)

Wednesday morning, we said goodbye to Nancy, Luke, Phillip and Olivier.
They were so sweet as to let us stay with them for 5 days.

(We were having so much fun, this is the only picture we took the entire time we were together...)

It was nice to spend time with them and catch up!
Nancy and I spent Saturday together and most mornings!
Thank you guys!

Then we headed over to the Oquirrh Mountain temple open house.
We had a great time and the kids loved being able to see the inside of the Temple.
Once again, sorry no pics...

We then went to the Gearhearts (Joseph's Uncle),
in Highland,
and prepared to take the trip up to Northern Idaho the next day...


the emily said...

so glad we got to hang out. thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out. isaac is still talking about it. seriously.

the emily said...

oh, and thanks for the nice things you said. you're sweet.

Jennie said...

i'm so glad you had a great visit!! i still can't believe i missed you! i was so sad! we had back to back trips for over 2 weeks and it was the spread that you were here :( i hope you had fun! bay was so sad she didn't get to see the boys too! hopefully we'll get to see you soon! love you tons!