Anyway, guess what? Remember a couple of posts ago how I said half of my pictures got deleted and I had to re-arrange, etc. etc? Well, I forgot to put the next 3 pictures back in, and there is NO WAY I am going to go back to that post and trying it again. So, these are way out of order. But, on the 5th (the day I was cutting all of those boys' hair), my sweet sister Kaylie took Laylah and my cousin Maddie to ride at the barn. She actually took Laylah several times throughout our trip, but these are the only pictures I have. Laylah was, of course, in heaven. She really misses riding.Luna and Laylah
We got home in the early afternoon from Bear Lake and had plans with our dear friends Dave and Tara to go over to their place for a barbeque. I ran to the grocery store to pick up corn on the cob and diapers (We ran out COMPLETELY that morning. Magnus was in a pull-up driving all the way home from the lake!). I was backing out of the stall and looking in my rear-view mirror when all of the sudden I heard a horrible screeeeeech! It was terrible. I immedietly stopped and looked out the window. Yup. Hit a pole. In my mom's car. I was so furious at myself. The only hilarious thing about the whole situation was that my mom had done the EXACT same thing in the EXACT same parking lot on the EXACT same pole about 15 years before. I was actually with her when she did it all those years ago. I felt like I was 16 again, with a spanking new driver's license in hand, when I had to go and tell my dad what I had done. Of course, he is always so patient and understanding and never gets upset. I have the best dad. Ever.
Well, we finally made it the our friend's house and the party began. The food was all amazing and we all stuffed oursleves to the max. The company was even better and I realized just how much I missed Dave and Tara and all of their darling little kiddos. You guys are the best, and we love ya!
We were all joking about Bear's tiny suit the whole night. Nice legs Bear!
Lance and Jonah showing off their skillllz. These boys are only a month and a half apart. Tara and I were pregnant the whole time together and our poor husbands really heard it (you know, the complaining and whining that is just the territory that comes along with pregnancy :) double time whenever we got together back in the day :)
Darling little Talya who loved me (tee hee) and let me dote on her all night. She is seriously to-die-for-adorable. She was only 5 months when we moved away and I threatened Tara I was going to steal her and take her away with me. I said it again this time. I almost snuck her into our car...
Oh boy. These two....
Sweet baby Piper. I'm going to go ahead and steal her too while I'm in the Baby-Thieving Business.
So, after a crazy/fun day, we decided to be even crazier. My dare-devil, thrill-seeker child Laylah decided she really wanted to go on the Sky-Coaster. My dad had never been, so he volunteered to go with her. Kaylie and I decided we wanted to go as well, so we all paid for our tickets to go. If you don't know what the Sky-Coaster is, it's this super fun ride where you are put into a full-body harness and they clip you up to cables and then pull you up to the top arch, which is about 150 feet in the air. You pull the rip-cord and then you seriously fly through the air at about 80 MPH back and forth until you slow down and they pull you back down to the ground. It is FUN! I have been on it a handful of times. Kaylie had never been either, so she and I went together. We had SO much fun. I love that ride.
Today was the day we were supposed to be heading home. We packed all morning after getting ready for church, and when it was time to go, we headed to Andy's brother's ward. Ryan and Sarah blessed their twins and we were so happy that we were able to be there for it. Ryan gave those sweet babies wonderful blessings. It was fun to be there with all of Andy's family and see all of the rows we took up together. After church, I ran home to my parents to finish packing while Andy took the kids over to his parents for the luncheon. After I finished, he came and picked me up. We could barely fit all of our luggage into his mom's Honda CR-V, and all of the seats were down! That's what you get with 7 people and a month long vacation :)