Monday, July 27, 2009

Our Holiday!

To Utah:
Well, we stayed with my big brother, actually my only brother in lovely
Lehi, Utah. The short stay was cut even shorter as we were delayed due to Jack dislocating his elbow for the thrid time. This time it was a little more stressful. It happened at night, all the pediatricians were closed and apparently ER doctors are only good if blood is spouting everywhere and if it is considered "trauma."
I am not trying to dis the ER doctors because they do what they do well, but dislocated elbows is not their specialty; they tried on and off for several hours and our pediatrician doctor did it in 5 seconds. I LOVE pediatricians, especially ours:)

Sadly, we didn't have time to see all our family in Provo- miss you, Fowers and Sanchez (I love those guys) but we did get a chance to catch up with the delightful Tulett's. Oh, how I have missed Carlee's unique sense of humor and hatred toward multi-level marketing. Jack had a blast reconnecting with Reid, oh how big he is getting and Mr. Link what skinny studd.

Obviously, Jack had to spend some quality time on my brother's trampoline and trying to destroy Josh's meticulous train track designs while chasing cats- he's a multi-tasker. The pictures of Jack and Josh are adorable but I will confess that I was bribing them with pieces of my ice pop. They share a love, hate relationship. Possible scenario: they are playing nicely on the futon, Jack gets a little too cuddly (he likes other people's bellies; weird I know) Josh says "NO Jack," Jack ignores and pushes his belly into Josh, Josh shouts "NO!" They both begin to hit each other while yelling at the top of their voices, tears are shed parents intervene and they both tattle tale on each other. We take them outside to play. All is forgotten for five minutes until a similar scenario is created.

A word on our niece Rachael: She is so sweet! So chill. I loved holding her and seeing her face light up with a smile.

Then we nipped over to Jessica's house for a brief visit. Josselyn is possibly the cutest child ever born, I couldn't keep my eyes of her and Jaxon well he and Jack are one of a kind; mischievous, stubborn and handsome.

To Wyoming: Star Valley was our destination. BEAUTIFUL! If you have never been I highly recommend that you go and fall in love with the place. It's not hard, rather it's inevitable. It was the Carney family reunion. We stayed in a hexagonish cabin; very earthquake safe. The decor was a combination of American Indian children starring at you with quite depressed expressions and strawberries, an odd combo and did it work? I would have to say a big resounding ...... No it did not, it was kind of creepy but provided good conversation starters.

Apart from rafting the Snake river my favorite part of the reunion was being ridiculously tired, playing farkle and laughing hysterically about the "puss" that was seeping out of my mosquito bite on my ankle. I discovered that the word "puss" is not a word I shall be using much here in America as it is somewhat rude, quite rude actually. Whops. We laughed a lot that night.

Oh, me and the kiddo's saw a huge Elk bull, it was super close and they asked to pet it. We did not pet it.

And now a word on my sweet nephew SAM. I love him and he sure loves me. I tickled my way into his heart and now I am loving being his favorite aunt, I have got to love it while it lasts because lets be honest I have some tough competition. He has the sweetest voice and craziest hair. He is afraid of all bugs especially mosquitoes. All in all he cracks me up.

Idaho: I LOVE this place, even though I can hardly breath there due to allergies. So the place where I used to live is now the home of a pony, shocking!
We fished. It was scary because I had to wade in the water like a real fisherman, it was tricky. The pressure of the water was messing up my whole ten to two technique, oh I have so much to learn.

We canoed, saw a moose super close up, ate amazing tin foil dinners, went to wade lake and went swimming and caught crawdads, ate cake in celebration of Michelle turning thirty, Happy Birthday!, watched the kids run up and down a dirt hill, hung out with Ben's great friend Brett and his lovely family, watched an eagle watch us, went running, watched "Bear" at the IMAX theatre where a man was really mean and rude; he deserved a good pinch, ate delicious milkshakes...ummmm huckleberry, cousins shower and sat back and relaxed. Thanks to Benadryl I enjoyed it.

No matter how much fun you have on holiday it's always good to get home back in your own bed, this time it was no different.

Michelle captured this picture of us; I love it:)


Lesley-Ann said...

Great photos it looks like you had a great time and Star Valley looks so beautiful.

Michelle said...

So much fun! We loved spending an entire week with you and yes Sam is truly smitten, he ADORES you. I think you actually might even come in 2nd place. (behind me of course) Great pictures, awesome time! You are an amazing aunt and I will haven't laughed so hard as I did at "puss" in a LONG time!

Debs said...

Wow what adventures you had! Sounded like SO much fun. Your photos are amazing, love them x

Hayley said...

Looks like fun! Josh's family all live in Star Valley although I've never been. Perhaps one day we'll have to take a little trip xx

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