Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Homecoming and a Farewell

My kid brother got home from a two year mission to the Netherlands and I was so happy to see him.

My mom's excitement could not be surpassed though. She was ecstatic.

All the girls got to go out to dinner one night and hang out together through the weekend. One of my favorite moments was going to the Richfield fitness facility and doing a step aerobics workout together and filming it. So when are we going to start selling it girls . . . ?!

We said goodbye to my Grandpa Henry. It was a wonderful service where we celebrated a life that was lived and completed without regrets. I felt very blessed that he lived an honorable, honest life and worked hard to the end. His bishop told us that we could point our boys to the life Grandpa lived and if they followed his example they would be all right.

This may have been the best moment of my entire trip to Utah. All eleven of my living siblings together in the same place! It's hard to believe we are all "grown up." I love my family!


Naomi said...

I'm so glad you were able to come! We all had so much fun!!

The Bright Family said...

What a cute picture of all your family!! :)

Trish the dish said...

Looks like a good time where a lot of memories were created!

Jennifer Jamieson said...

Wow! I didn't know you had such a big family, how fun! I love your blog, by the way. I am so glad you sent us your Christmas newsletter so that I could be informed of it's existence! You'll have to blog if and when you get a dog! I'm dying to see what you'll get;) WE all miss you guys, Max too... I think he thinks of you all everytime I start dancing with the girls.