We’re HOME!

Can you believe it?
We had a wonderful family reunion with my extended family at  Reid Ranch in central Utah in the Uintah mountains. Darci and Kevin were in charge this year and did an amazing job. I have to be honest and tell you that I actually had limited access to a wireless signal, but I was having way too much fun and couldn't stand the thought of "missing" something in order to post.

I guess I'm one that believes in taking a break now and again.

We pulled into the driveway last night at almost 8:00pm and we left SLC at 8:10 — the ride home seemed to fly by and the kids all got along surprisingly well. I was dreading the drive all in one day and it was MUCH better than I anticipated. Geoff emptied the car and had it cleaned and vacuumed within an hour (seriously) and I set to emptying all the suitcases and making three HUGE piles of dirty clothes, which I started processing right away.

We had church at 9:00 this morning and I taught Relief Society, so I had to get up early to finish preparing. My lesson was based on a talk that President Monson gave, called Be of Good Cheer, a great message about having faith and choosing optimism in what can be a very confusing and discouraging world.

I came home and realized how tired I was, so I took a nice nap and then finished unpacking and putting things away and we enjoyed a nice walk to the park this evening with our neighbors.

I haven't yet opened my email (too scary) but I will as soon as I post some reunion highlights — I'm headed to bed and am eager to get back in the swing of things.

Hope you are ALL well.


  1. Glad you took the time off – we missed you, but you surely deserved a break. The reunion sounds like it was fun, and the picture is great. Welcome Home!

  2. Welcome home!! Glad you had a great time!!

  3. Welcome back! Sounds like a fun reunion.

  4. Welcome home and back! I’m glad that you took the time for yourself and family. You didn’t need to apologize for not posting. We all knew you were at a family reunion and family is number 1-or should be to all of us.

  5. Judy Sanza says:

    You are perfectly welcome to take time off from a blog. Let’s see…blog? family? Yep, family wins.
    It is such a blessing to see a normal (you’re probably like us..normal??) hard working, Godly family in today’s world. It’s good to realize your blessings when you are surrounded by bad news each day. I have been trying to see the good in everything and I have been working to make my own world positive. Turning off the TV helps!
    Thanks for the encouragement!

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