Monday, July 7, 2008

Long Time Gone!

Ok so I know it has been a while since I have written. My family was here this weekend and reminded me just how long. So here it is.

This past weekend was so much fun! We had an extra 200 or so people at our house. Ok so not that many but 17 or so. We do this every year for the 4th of July. We start with a neighborhood pancake breakfast in the cul-de-sac and a bunch of people from the neighborhood and our ward come and eat before going to the parade. This year my cousins that live in Texas and some that live on the east coast (I forgot where. Sorry Lindsay) came and it was so good to see them and their children. Well we almost can see Lindsay's. She is due in December. Anyway after the breakfast, all the Grandy's came up from the various places they live and stayed at our house. We provide them with food (usually about $400 worth seein as there are a LOT of them) and they do a few big projects that my mom wants done around the house. This year they took down the fence on the side yard and cemented in new poles and then put the fence back up. They also helped move rocks from around the pond and put in a new liner that doesn't have a hole and they dug up in front of the play house and put in a brick patio. They all worked hard and it looks GREAT! Thanks again guys for all your help.

Also this year Hyrum came a day early to surprise us with his new fiancee! ( I can't spell. Don't bother me about it!) Her name is Sarah and we were roommates when I was at EA. They met the beginning of June and were engaged by the end. Fast I know. Anyway she was here and it was great to see her again and I am so glad to welcome her to the family.

Next year there will be even more people here because Alyssa and Rachel are pregnant and both due in January. We are so excited for them!

So it was a busy weekend and a wonderful one as well. We love to see you all and look forward to this every year. Thanks again to all who came and helped. We love you!

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

We had a great time! Maybe next time I will even help with the yard work : )