Pictures say a thousand words so I have a novel this time, but I couldn't help myself. It's been a while since I posted because it took a week to get ready for our 2-week vacation and then another week to crawl out from under the mountain of laundry and yardwork we had and now I can find the computer.
Right before we left Alivia got her cast off. I intended to take pictures of this event, but I couldn't because they needed my help during the procedure. Needless to say, her legs were skinny and scaly but are doing much better now. She didn't even cry too much when they were cutting it off. A couple days later we were off.
We started out our trip spending time with Scott's family (went swimming, out on a date, visited Scott's old ward--no one recognized him) and then headed to Salt Lake to stay with Mike and Nicole. It has been way too long since we've seen you guys! We had a lot of fun at the Church History museum where we got to see some amazing things and they dressed the kids up in cute costumes (Christian was Gordon B. Hinckley and he looked adorable). Scott enjoyed golfing a couple times with Mike and it was nice just hanging out playing games and catching up.
After that we came back to Provo and the Reece reunion started. We had a lot of fun. The kids got to ride Arian's pony, marched in the children's 4th of July parade, we went and saw Wall-E, went to the temple and out to Brick Oven and then we went up the canyon for an Olympics. We hate to say it, but the Thompsons dominated. Scott won the pie eating contest and Christian and Alyssa participated in the ice-cream cone eating contest.
You'd think after all this we'd be vacationed out, but the next day we left for Colorado for the Thompson reunion. Oh, and Scott will be mad if I don't mention that he was horseshoe champion at the Sweeney reunion again. He was disappointed he didn't get a hat, but I was happy with the crisp $10 bill they gave him. Anyway, thank you Grandpa and Holly for the wonderful time we had in Colorado. Grandpa took us to a Mexican restaurant with cliff divers and performers, etc. in Denver and the kids loved it. We also went to the zoo, shooting, on hikes, saw fireworks at a park and did lots of swimming. The kids loved the cabin we stayed in even though it was just a glorified tent. It was also good to see all the cousins and the beautiful country there. It will be remembered for a long time.
Anyway, we're finally home now and have been enjoying the monsoons. It rains just about every afternoon and cools everything down and we have lots of loud thunder and lightning. Also, this morning Scott went outside and found a new friend. A big hairy tarantula. I could really have lived without the knowledge that those things are in my backyard. The kids have named it Doc Oc and it has 2 more days here and then it's moving on.
Hope all of you are doing well and enjoying your summer!