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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Friends, Family and Fireworks...Oh my!

We had a fun trip to Utah. We started off the week staying with our good friends, the Widdisons. They were our neighbors in Provo when we were at BYU and we sure miss seeing them everyday. It was fun to see them and catch up. We both have added a new addition to the family since we left school and it was nice to get these two little ones together.
Here are some shots of James and sweet Ruby Belle (she's only 4 weeks older than James!)We got to start our 4th of July celebrations at the Provo Freedom Festival parade. Luckily it wasn't too hot because it was really long, but we had a great time. Here are our parade goers!
What's the 4th without fireworks?This is my favorite pose of the night!"He is the Dancing queen, young and sweet, only seven"...sorry it's just what comes to mind when I look at this picture!

Thanks Emily, Kyle, Isaac, Luke and Ruby for a fun time! We miss you already!Emily made me take this picture! Don't I look lovely! Love ya, Em!

While in the area, our other good friend, Lindsey Ramage had her 4th little girl, Madyson Michelle. She was supposed to come with us to the pool, but decided to go into labor instead...priorities, man!Congrats Ramages...she's beautiful (and Lindsey was way too beautiful after child birth!)
All these post-MBA babies! How much fun!

I also got to visit my dear friend Aubrey from my Simi days. It is always so good to visit with her and my kids had a blast with her kids...I'm a dummy and didn't get any pics, but we love you guys anyway!

Next on the agenda was seeing my sister, Jamie and her kids. She was bringing her oldest up to EFY, so we all stayed in a timeshare in Eden for a few days. You should all try to make it to Eden sometime, it was beautiful!We went to a dinosaur park in Ogden which was a lot of fun.We hit up Temple Square:
And played, swam and visited...we love our cousins and were so glad to be able to spend time with them.All in all a great trip...now I have to face The Move!!! Yikes!


laura said...

that sounds like such a great trip. you are so good at packing fun things into your vacations. too bad i wasn't there visiting my family!

i want to know how your friend looked so cute in the hospital. i need to know her tricks just in case i ever decide to have another baby!

Becky J. said...

That's so fun you got to go back and see Emily and Lindsay! I love the pictures of James and Ruby! So cute!

The Pierce Family said...

Looks like you guys had a great trip. I keep waiting for you to post pictures of Jamie...I would love to see a pic of your sis.