Monday, April 13, 2009

When family comes to town ...

... Sarah and I kind of go MIA for a while, hence the lack of posting and commenting across ye olde interweb lately. Sorry about that guys. We stayed pretty busy over the past week though and it was so much fun to have some family in town. I have written and deleted about 4 posts so far about the past week and have concluded that you probably don't need/want a play by play so I'll just kind of run off a few things.

We did a half marathon last Saturday. The weather could have been better but we all finished without spilling our bowels (as far as I know), Congrats everyone. I think we all hope to do more and next time there will be some training involved before we tie on the race number and embark.

We went to the Sunday Morning session of General Conference and were so privileged to hear from God's living oracles. Being present in the conference center is something else, I never get tired of going. Even with all the hassle of getting through the crowds, the protesters and firming up a solid exit strategy, there is just a special spirit about being present there.
Sunday was also my birthday and we had a little shindig back at Grandma's house to celebrate. Thanks all for the gifts and the thoughts.

After that we were kind of able to just hang out and relax. Grandma pumped us completely full of awesome meals (ps. we will be featured on the Biggest Loser: Family Edition next season...look for us!) Dad and I went shooting one afternoon for a few hours and went through several hundred rounds of ammo, but that is always a good time.

The ladies organized a little Easter egg hunt in Grandma Great's basement for Jack which was a ton of fun. He caught on very quickly to the idea of finding the eggs, but not so much with the whole chewing and swallowing of the candy. He is quite proficient at shoving it all in his mouth though.

Sorry this isn't a more comprehensive post but thanks so much to Grandma, the Roper clan, Marsha, the Millers, and the fam for everything. We love you guys and look forward to the next time.

8 comments:

Shelley said...

Glad you guys were MIA for good and fun reasons! It is always nice to spend time with family.

Carrie said...

fun, fun. glad you had a good time with the aaneruds! cute pics. i love the one of you and jack with stickers all over your faces. and i always love pics of addie. so cute! danielle will be happy you finally posted. although she may be needing more pictures : )

taryn said...

I am the same about going MIA when fam's in town. You guys had a jam packed week with the marathon, your birthday, conference, and Easter! So fun!

ryan and danielle said...

yay pictures! :) i love the one of jack sitting at grandmas counter with molly waiting for him to drop any bits of food. haha. so cute! love that he got to have his own eater egg hunt! and i also love the picture of you and jack with stickers on your faces! haha such cuties!

Kimbo said...

Isn't having family come visit the best thing ever!!! I'm so glad yall got to see everyone and have some great family time. Great pictures!!!

caroline said...

Love the stickers Jack!! Good job on daddy too :)
He's so cute! and Addie's cheeks are my favorite. Looks like you had a good time and made lots of good memories!

The Jeppsen 5 said...

Cute post! I was excited to see pics of the family and the visit! Looks like fun. Lots of good memories made :)

kjirsten said...

I love seeing what you've been up to! Fun and busy week -- the best kind! Beautiful pictures, by the way!!! I can't believe how big Addie is getting!!

Loved talking to you today Sarie . . . miss you too much.

Love you.