As we wait with great anticipation for the celebration of Grandma Ruthie’s amazing life this coming Monday and a reunion of all of our children being home for a few hours all at once, which is an extremely rare occasion, I though I should record the random but fun visits we’ve had the past couple of weeks from family members and with family members before we forget that we went and they came.
First, as mentioned here, Julie, Eli’s wife came for a four day visit. While she enjoyed her college roommates, we relished having some time on each side of her visits with her and of course, our youngest grandchild, adorable baby Zara! Grandfather delights in buying funny hats for our babies!
Next was our visit to see Ashton play volleyball (quickly becoming our new family sport) for his team at the Ogden Preparatory Academy. Even though Ashton has never really played volleyball, he is a natural and made the team! You just can’t miss this guy in the crowd during a fun interchange with is friends, even in a blurry picture. Look at the shock of beautiful blonde/white hair!
Middle School teams even have mascots and cheerleaders. Wow! There’s #13 in the background!
They even announced his “kill” on the Intercom the next day. Go Ashton!
Our last visit with Grandma the last night she spent in her home will forever be a treasured memory!
The next night Saren brought Eliza and Isaac from Ogden. We three girls went to The Salute to Youth Concert at Symphony Hall. Since Eliza has just started violin, we figured we’d better take her on a date to expose her to as much beautiful violin music as possible. Meanwhile Grandfather and Isaac enjoyed a spectacular show at the E Center called Cirque Musica. Such a fun evening for all of us!
Grandfather even got his face painted.
Another highlight of our family week was when Tal and Noah came to town with their Imagine Learning people from NYC and San Diego. We managed to slip in some precious time with them before and after their meetings.
We ended up at this fun restaurant in Provo, named after Noah’s little son Cubby (JK). What a great time we had talking and catching up. And there’s always a lot to catch up on because these two have just started a Master’s program in addition to their full-time jobs. Fun but but oh so demanding! Don’t’ know how they are surviving!
How lucky are we to have children who are also our best friends!
We ended our stellar times with kids with a visit from our darling baby Charity. Were we ever happy to get her back into our arms!
We loved catching up with her and watching conference with her and watching her work her magic of fitting more into one day than any other living person could think possible! Check her blog for details here The Looslis also arrived for a visit with Charity just as Dad/Rick and I were leaving for the World Senior Games in St. George which is a Richard Eyre tradition! More about that later. What a wonderful group of delightful visits with family crammed into a couple of weeks!