Tuesday, October 28, 2008

They came, shopped, had fun, got sick, got better then left...

Well the whirlwind has come and gone. My mum and sister spent a couple weeks here is beautiful Utah. It was really lovely to have them close by even though it was so short. We shopped, of course we shopped my mum is a shopaholic and I am grateful because she used her love of shopping to buy Jack new clothes. This was really great for Jack as he was still sporting short sleeves in the fall weather. As I think about it, Ben and I have bought probably 10 items of clothing in total since Jack was born. I had an awesome baby shower (thanks Cheryl) and mine and Ben's parents have always shown such generosity in helping us out with Jack. Thank-you all for your kindness. So, I guess what I am trying to say Jack's cute clothes has nothing to do with me and everything to do with the love of his grandparents.











Anyways, my mum and sis stayed over at our place the weekend Ben went hunting for a trophy Deer but came within 20 feet of an enormous cougar and 10 feet from an intrigued bobcat. YIZZER! My man is now officially a mountain man. Ben called right after he had seen the cougar and I was at a Relief Society meeting but my mum said his voice radiated a giddy nervousness. I am so glad that the cougar had no interest in Ben other than getting away from him. PHEW.

I was so blessed to have my mum close by on Sunday night. Ben was driving home from hunting and Jack had a night terror. He has had these before but always when Ben has been around. I was really tired and after an hour of Jack screaming and thrashing his body I needed help. It was so nice to know that I could call my mum and know that I would not be waking her up and even nicer was the fact that she could jump in the car and come to save me. For those of you have have a mum close by cherish it.


Sadly, Jack got a stinking tummy bug where he christened every part of the apartment with vomit and diarrhea, yes it was yummy- UGH! As Jack loved his Mama(my mum) and Auntie Beth so much he decided to give them the bug. They got pretty sick due to their royal British blood being exposed to American germs, what can I say they're purebred.

Well, I took my family on a lovey hike up Provo canyon. The leaves were luscious with color and radiated the beauty of change. I did a photo shoot of my beuatiful sister: she is a stunner even if her nose is big (check out my photography blog to see her). Being the game playing sort of family we played pictionary. Pictionary introduced us to Beth's classic drawings which none of us could could interpret but they were great subjects of laughter. Ben took us all shooting and my mum and sister shot guns and felt superior to all of England as no one can own guns in England-haha, we have three under the bed. Beth and I had our usually disagreement about "burping." She embraces burping like the desert yearns for water and I on the other hand detest burping, to me they might as well be named "mouth farts" and my argument is who wants to kiss a mouth that has just farted? not me! To settle our disagrement we pulled faces for about half an hour and laughted at how silly we are.











I was sad to see my family go but it had to happen so I put on a smiling face and bid them farewell till the next lovely occasion when we shall share stories, laugh and create more glorious memories.

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The More the Merrier said...

How fun that you family could visit! Sounds like you had a lot of fun. That is amazing/ scary about Ben seeing a cougar while hunting. James is more than excited for this hunting season. He is up for elk this year. We even bought a freezer to freeze all the soon-to-be-caught meat. If Ben caught anything (which would truly be amazing) and you need to store some meat, let us know! We miss you guys! I'm going to show up at your aerobics group one of these days.

SoccerMan said...

Did you attend the National Constipation Convention?

Lesley-Ann said...

You are so funny, I love the post. We had a blast, just wish Dad could have been there too, but next spring he will be. Roll Christmas then spring, that's bad i'm wishing my life away!

Jessarella said...

That is a great post Jess. Very funny and cute. Glad you got to enjoy your family while they were visiting. Sorry to hear that everyone got sick.

Michelle said...

Looks like you guys had fun! Ben used to have night terrors as well, they aren't any fun, sorry Jack inherited that. We have had our share of sickness up here this year as well. I think because Rex is in Preschool, he brings home every bug there is, YUCK! Can't wait to see you guys over Thanksgiving!

Teagan said...

HOW FUN TO HAVE FAMILY VISIT.
I love the leave pictures... oh how it makes me miss the change in seasons.

Guild Family said...

Your mum and Beth came, that's so lovely. I'm glad you had a good time! I can't believe how grown up Beth is. Will you be in England for Christmas?

The Scott's said...

I love that pic of you and Beth!!! What gorgeous sisters! I also love the one of you jumping up from the leaves. You have so much grace, I would look absolutely ridiculous doing something like that! Your mom said she had so much fun.

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