Mark and Kristen brought themselves and their three kids for a visit to Utah. Mark is an Art Teacher so he usually has weeks of time in the summer to make the trip from Minnesota to see family. I am extremely grateful that because of this I am able to see this beautiful family every year.
Last year they timed their visit perfectly for Aaron and Amber's wedding.
Today family gathered at mom's home. At first it was a small gathering- Mark and Kristin with their 3, mom and dad, Robert and Jen, Paul and Kerrie with their kids, and Bruce, Andi, Amanda and I. Throughout the afternoon other's arrived. Tish and Dave with Abby and Meagan, Melanie with a few of her kids, Ben and Aurelia with Nathan, Kj, Sarah, and Celestia. Michelle and Stephen arrived bearing baked-fresh-this-morning (packaged) cookies.
At one point Amanda, and Andi showed the girls how to make flower clips. Emma and Katherine made the blooms faster than Amanda could hot glue the ribbon on the clips. I hope Emma and Katherine will remember their Utah cousins every time they wear one of their beautiful flower clips they created today.
The biggest attraction was the rocket launcher provided by Paul. I hope to get pictures from Kristin of the days event. She had a camera and I was too lazy to bring mine. You know how much I LOVE pictures! (I was mentally exhausted from this past week of working long hours. But that is a completely different story if it is ever told.)
The real purpose of my entry today is to begin recording more memories more often with the intent of eventually 'slurping' this blog. Kristen had two journal books with her which she had created. Each book held four years worth of photos and events of her and her family. One of the books had been created by scanning pictures and writing. The other was 'slurped' from her blog.
I hope to SLURP. Eventually.
Till then- my life will be more visible on this blog. As my intent is to write more- even if I do not have pictures to add or the patience and time to post pictures.