Wednesday, July 9, 2008

What a weekend!

Here's the run down: Friday we went to Eric's Grandma's house. We had so much fun hanging out with family (Eric's Aunt and Uncle and cousins came up from Sandy, UT), eating (I did a lot of that), and shooting fireworks. They spent just about all day shooting fireworks, including some really great finale type sky shows. They finished up all of their stuff just in time for us to go out to the back porch and watch the show that the city puts on. Grandma's house is up on a hill, so while taking in the city's fireworks we also saw the fireworks from everyone else in the city doing their own stuff. It was pretty amazing!

Saturday we went up to Grandma's trailer. The weather was nice, and the food and company were great. Grandma had a few things that she was hoping to get done up there, and everyone chipped in. I have to admit that I wasn't really helpful. I mostly talked and watched Jack, but everyone else managed to clean the trailer, chop and move wood, and patch up holes. That night the Willits (my sister and her family) came up to our house. We did more fireworks in the backyard. I think the boys really loved it.

Sunday, we drove back up to the trailer (Grandma was kind enough to let us invite the Willits) bright and early. Okay, not that early. We got there at about 9. We wanted to make sure we were able to take advantage of the whole day. We didn't plan anything for Sunday, we just let the boys play and explore. Eric and Brad preferred to occupy themselves by chopping and stacking wood. It seems really odd to me that's what they call 'fun', but I've been informed...it's a guy thing. Carrie read her book, I relaxed by the fire, and the little ones (Colson, 3, Griffin, 17 months, and Jack, 18 months) did anything they could think of. There was a lot of playing in the dirt, and getting too close to things that made their moms nervous.

Monday we went to the waterfalls and to Bald Mountain point. While roasting our hot dogs around the fire 2 deer walked up headed for the stream to get a drink. We accidentally scared them off, but it was fun to see them so close. We headed back to our house in the early evening. I think everyone was ready. The boys were all tired out to the point that we witnessed far more tantrums than we had ever seen in our lives, and at least 2 of them fell asleep in the cars on the short trip back to our house.

Although we needed the rest of Monday night to recuperate, we had a blast this weekend. Thank you to all of you for making it so much fun for our little family!

10 comments:

Brad and Carrie Willits said...

actually, i don't know if we WERE ready to go home. we were kinda sad for it to be over. we'll have to do it again!!

Anonymous said...

How fun!! I love seeing the pictures - fun fireworks and good times with Grandma and cousins etc.! Thank you to them all (& especially Eric's grandma for such a fun 4th for you)!
I love seeing my sweet daughters and their families having fun together! Love all the pictures of the boys, fireworks, and all of you!
Love,
Mom

Shelley said...

That looks like such a great time. I love being out in the woods...nothing else like it. The last picture of Jack throwing his tantrum, (and almost throwing his hat), cracks me up! Gotta love this stage in life!

The Jeppsen 5 said...

Love it, Sare!! Love the slide and all the pictures of the kids & you guys. Looks like tons of fun. Save those tantrum pics for Jack when he gets older!! :) Love ya!!

PS Good job on making the fire!! You and Carrie could totally make it on Survivor!! :)

Brady and Taryn said...

Wow! You guys had a great 4th of July! I wish I could have seen Jack in action with the fireworks :) Hopefully next time we can go camping with you guys too!

Ryan & Danielle said...

LOVE those pics!! we hope to make it out there in october! hopefully more camping will follow. you guys look like you had soooo much fun on your 4th! very busy little family!

Kimbo said...

What a fun weekend! Those are the best times just being with family and relaxing. What is with guy things? It always seems to be the weirdest things that get them excited. Loved all the pics :)

caroline said...

What a cute group of boy cousins. Reminds me of mini Josh, Liam, Caleb and Zach's. We need to post the one picture I took of them (Asay/Grant boys)this last weekend. You've inspired me to be better at taking pics of those things. What good memories cousins make. It looks like you guys picked a great camping spot too.

Amy said...

It was sure nice to see you guys! We'll have to come up again soon. :)

Brady and Taryn said...

Thanks for the cell phone tip! I will definitely have to look into that!