I have a million excuses why I haven't blogged in a long time, you know work and house and stuff, and I feel like I have been aloof lately on our blog- so I will show you a few of the wonderful people we saw this summer.
We finally made it out to Utah in July and even made it down to Cedar City after a year and a half of being away. We love Ohio but I missed my family so much.
One of the main reasons for making the trip was to meet my two new nieces!
I didn't ever think we'd get two at once, but here is heaven on earth.
We met up with some of my long lost cousins who now have kids of their own and had a bbq at Carolyn's house.
Matt and I have the most amazing grandparents. We got to go down to Delta to see my dad's parents (it's been since our wedding) and it was so good to see them.
Did you know my grandpa is the handiest man alive? He built a barn a few years ago the size of a football field... almost.
Did you know my dad plays the banjo? He does, and he's really good, even after taking a break for a while.
We also went to see Matt's grandparents in Logan and Lehi. It was so good to see them and we had a great time visiting after such a long time of being away.
This is one of the strongest, happiest girls I have ever met in my life. And I love her and miss her. We're best friends, can you tell?
Matt and I both got to visit good friends from home that we haven't seen in a long time which was so nice. (See post below for Matt's venture with Arthur)
While we were down in Cedar City my family all went camping.
Can you believe this red rock? I can't believe that I took it for granted for so long. I miss the look of Southern Utah. Can you believe how big my nieces and nephews are?! I miss them so much.
We also had a birthday party for Ryan and Rosa.
I want to kiss them all! I worked really hard to maintain the favorite aunt status,
but I think Matt is winning on favorite.