Sunday, July 20, 2008

Someone finally took me up on my offer

I have wanted to have company come and visit us at our new home. After all, for the next 11 1/2 months we are living right on the ocean. What better time to visit? I was beginning to worry that no one would take me up on my offer, but Tami and Jared finally relented to my constant invitations. They have been here for the last week and we have had a lot of fun together. It was nice to finally meet my nephew (Dallin) and see Madison with her cochlear implant. Matthew loved baby Dallin. He ALWAYS wanting to hold "bebe", unfortunately even when Dallin was asleep. Matthew also seemed in constant battle with Maddie- imagine him biting and her grabbing his hair. When they weren't fighting, they were quite cute together. The only sad part was Peter was working like a dog this week. One of his new hires didn't get her CT license in time and guess who got to pick up the shifts she had scheduled? I'll give you a hint, he worked 16 hours today- 10 originally scheduled for him and finishing off the 6 he couldn't find anyone else to cover- and will probably be doing the same tomorrow. Oh yeah, the older two boys were at cub scout day camp the whole week from 8:30 - 5:00 and I was gone every day from 3:30-5 picking them up, but despite those two things, we still found plenty of time to enjoy each others company.

Here are some highlights of our week with visitors:


    Swimming at beach

    Covering in sand at the beach

    Sitting in the yard looking at beach

    Kayaking at beach (this was Jared and Madison's favorite I think. Thanks for letting us borrow it Channing!)

~We did get out off the beach occasionally~

Submarine museum

Book Barn

Chili's (remember the keys!)

Settlers of Catan game- Tami kicked our butts, even though they had never played the knights expansion before

Tami went to CVS 30 times I think

Borders & Toys 'R' Us

Date night to see the Dark Knight (at the opening for those young, spry kiddos and Saturday at 7 for the older, more brittle couple)

Church on Sunday

I was very sad to see them go. But on the flip side, if anyone is planning to come to the Northeast anytime soon . . . We let you stay in our master bedroom with the ocean view. You'll have to ask Tami and Jared, it is incredible!


  1. Remind me what WAM means...I'm coming up blank...there are too many useful pieces of information crowding my the lyrics to "You Be Illin'"

    p.s. Your family is crazy..I would be out there in a heartbeat. You probably would never be rid of me.

  2. WAM- Freshmen at BYU we started our own little (short lived) club: Women Against Men. It was short lived because the two founding members (guess who) started seriously dating RMs, whom they both married during sophmore year. I think it lasted like a week.

    And the offer for visits doesn't extend to family members only :)

  3. Oh.....It looks like SO much fun. Why do I have to live on the other side of the country?!? I am glad you had fun with Tami, haven't seen her for over a year now. When you guys move to a beach house in Seattle, I am SO there like every weekend!

  4. It looks like a lot of fun! Your house really is beautiful and in a good location. Hopefully we'll get up there sometime!

  5. Your master bedroom has an ocean view?! Why didn't you tell me? If only I had known earlier we could have walked over there. Darn! Next summer.

    I'm sorry I missed all the fun, but mostly those crazy trips to CVS, I'm dying to know exactly how all that stuff works. LOOOOOOVE all the pictures.

  6. Wait, I am trying to think of any offers to come visit... can't think of any... If only I had known :) Sounds like you all had a lot of fun. If only you lived on the West coast, that would be awesome!

  7. Does your offer extend to those who actually live in town? =)
    We almost came to stay on Saturday night. If I ever get up my latest post you'll see why.
    Anyone who doesn't come visit you is insane. It sounds like even my dad is contemplating it. =)

  8. All I can say is that I am jealous. When we came out it was cold cold cold and we didn't make it to that beach at all. Then you moved to the new house. Wish I could come out. I miss all you guys.

  9. Hi How you doing? This is your cousin Becca. Your home looks like such an awesome place to live, much better than boring old Utah. How lucky that Tami and her family could come visit you!

  10. So, where exactly do you live? I remember you saying you were within a few hours of New York City. Definitely looks like a lot of fun.

  11. How great must it be to live on the beach! This morning Theo asked me "what are we going to do today?", and I started wracking my brain - would have been great if the answer was "go to the beach, just like yesterday"!