Thursday, July 9, 2009

A trip to Utah

I am way behind on posts... but I really NEED to get some pictures posted from my little trip to visit mom and dad. I drove up there the day after graduation with my mother in law, June 11 (Devin's Bday) and was able to stay thru Father's Day!!! Here are a few fun pics from the trip... My cute daddy sitting on the couch Okay, time for a rest... While I was there my sister in law and my cute neices worked in mom and dad's back yard. We dug around all the fruit trees and put some cement rounds and nice dirt and some bark around them. It will make it much easier for my sweet nephew to mow and it will be better for the trees too! Here are a couple of pics that mom took of us... Here is dad, coming out to see what we had done! While I was there dad was scheduled to have his biliary tube replaced. He has this done about every 3 months. Here is a picture of him in the recovery room. Also while I was there Brad, Dallin and Chad went up to the Bergquist's family reunion. They didnt take many pictures, but here are a few. All of my boys love little babies! Their oldest cousin had twins and this was the first time that the had seen them! Here is a picture of the group that was there this year... a pretty small group this year! After the reunion, Brad and the boys came back down to my parents house for a few days. Here are some pics of my brother's oldest son, Jack. Dallin and Grandpa My parents have a huge tree on their side yard and we all enjoy going and sitting out under it... My brother's youngest... she is darling, and boy does she have a personality! Then for FHE on Monday evening we had a BBQ. Brad got dad's grill out and guess what??!!! THERE WERE TONS OF WASPS NESTS in it!!! YIKES! I took a few pics of Bradly boy getting rid of the nests and wasps, it was actually fun to watch him swing the fly swatter and jump so not to get stung, lol... glad he didnt get stung, that might not have been so funny! Chad shucking the corn... Taking a break... WHERE'S THE BEEF??? Oh, yummy, almost done! I do have to say, Bradly boy makes the BEST burgers around, he seems to season them just right! Opps, something funny! Right out the nose! Derek and Devin have been giving grandpa his hair cuts but unfortunately they werent there! So, Brad stepped up to the plate... Grandma noticed little trees growing in the rain gutter, so Dallin got a ladder and got them out! LOL, this is the funniest site ever... the rest of the crew watching "the show"! Of course Brad and the boys always find time to play a little golf! And a little bike ride... A very tender picture ~ grandpa doing his home teaching. Yep, his companion AND the people he teaches comes over so he can fulfill his calling! There is some really wonderful people in their ward! Dallin, Grandpa, and Chad It was a very fun trip up to visit family! We had some good times! I plan on going back next month! I love you mom and dad... see ya soon!

11 comments:

Jan said...

It looked like so much fun and so great, that I kinda wanted to cry. Loved seeing your dad.

Letti said...

There yard is beautiful. I love the swing and hammock. I think its great that you are able to spend so much time there. I am glad to see you blogging again.

KC Mom said...

Those are some sweet and cherished memories.

Ashley said...

What a great family reunion! I'm so glad you had a good time, and I've missed your posts!
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Cynthia said...

Great pictures! I love that your boys are so tenderhearted and family oriented. You've set a great example for them and the girls/families who get to add them someday are going to be lucky indeed.

tammy said...

Love all the pics. Did you cut your hair? It looks cute! I'm glad your Dad is doing good. And what a good daughter you are. My Dad's families come to him for him to do home teaching too. It's great isn't it?

p.s. Did you like the suit you bought?

Pancake said...

Chad is looking SO DANG CUTE! He is really growing up!

You did a lot of work for your parents, you are a great daughter.

The last picture with Chad Dallin and your dad.. ...

Hope you had a great time with the YSA at the beach! I am sure you did!

Cherie said...

Did you cut your hair? It is darling!
Love the pictures of your dad - he is such a cute man and I love the first picture with his hat. I bet he loves having his family around him. What a great time!

Jackson 3 said...

How fun. I LOVE the pic of everyone camped out on the lawn to watch "the show" HILARIOUS!

Jessica and Ryan said...

What great memories and pictures you've been able to make this summer. Loved seeing pics of your dad and family. Cute haircut too!

Lisa Loo said...

Oh Shaila--I am a little over emotional anyways but the part about the people coming over so he could fulfill his church calling moved me to tears. Thanx for sharing.
I love that your boys love children--it seems so rare these days-

Looks like you worked hard--do you hire out? :0) And I am with everyone else--did you cut your hair--love it!