Thursday, July 8, 2010

*Independence Day*

My parents decided they would join us Peterson children down south for the 4th of July week. They started the week off at Bear Lake. Emily and I took off after class to spend the weekend with them. It was great, I sure do miss the parental unit.

We went to the marina to pick out the sailboat my parents want to buy when they retire. I am not sure I am okay with this plan since they will be sailing around the world...excuse me what happened to being grandparents that I could bring the (distant future) kids over and visit.

The lake was so blue and beautiful but a little to cold for Emily and I to swim in but that didn't stop my parents.

My parents finally got to go back to the Logan temple. I am so glad that they were sealed in this temple for all time and eternity. I can't imagine spending eternity with a better family then them!

Then it was off to Midway a cute little Swiss town up Provo Canyon. As a Swiss citizen I felt at home...not really since home was never Switzerland for me but maybe if I had some lederhosen.

All of my mom's side of the family got together for a family picture and bbq. It was fun to see them since there is no family reunion this year and we are all get along so well.

The World Cup crowd

Matt the master at the BBQ

A little family wrestling and talent show consisting of a the worlds greatest monkey face (Matt) and the fastest monkey walk I have ever seen (Becca).

Then it was off to the Stadium of Fire. We had to wait in line FOREVER for dinner is was so crowded. It was a good reminder why I love living in North Idaho so much!

Hello Carrie Underwood and thanks for a GREAT show!

All the girls enjoying the opulent firework show.

That next morning it was off to the hot springs to relax after being go go go all weekend.

Then we were back at to the Peterson's for 4th of July dinner and packing all of Julie's stuff to move her back home. To be honest I don't know how all the stuff fit, we will just say my dad is an amazing packer.

Hello married life ;) I will give them a break I guess...Sarah is a week overdue and Gary is busy working hard in school, so they deserved a break.

It was so great to spend so much time with all the family. Heavenly Father has definitely blessed me with a wonderful family that has such love for each other. I am so grateful for the freedoms that we have in this country and for all of those who fight for my freedom. It is the home of the free because of the brave.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

It was so good seeing your cute self! Come back and visit more often, will ya? Now that you're an aunt and all....