Monday, November 10, 2008

They DO love us!!

We've had so much family come visit us the past 2 months--it's been awesome!!! Over labor day Reid's mom and sister came and just hung out with us. Eliza was just 10 days old, so we didn't do much, but it was so fun having them here. Karen helped take all those cute pics at the top of my blog, and Marie made sure that Eliza got plenty of Grandma snuggles in :)



Then my sister, Julia (former blogger, current Facebooker), came out for a weekend in October. We had plans of going to a local historic farm's Fall Festival and drinking Postum, but the rain ruined the festival, and Kraft ruined the Postum plans (that's right, fellow Postum lovers--that beverage is no more :( ) We still managed to have a great time. We made some AMAZING pumpkin cookies (of course we used applesauce and whole wheat flour (: ), watched some classic Arrested Development episodes, stayed up too late playing Settlers--needless to say we were sad to see her go...

Aunt JuJu with sleeping Eliza

The following weekend my mom, dad and sister, Melanie all flew out. It was my mom's first time here, and it was so fun having them here. We cooked lots, visited lots, and we tried to go to the Zoo, but gave up after seeing that about a billion other people were there for Free Zoo Days. So we walked around downtown and enjoyed some delicious Indian buffet. The girls LOVED playing "fox" with Grandpa (he chases them, they scream--you know the game) and sitting next to Grandma in her rocker. Melanie was so helpful, changing diapers, getting the girls dressed, and cooking us some delicious food--and i somehow didn't get any pictures w/ her in them!!!! A day hasn't gone by since they left that Abby hasn't asked "where's Bangka? (grandpa in dyslexic) On airplane, now home." It was so good to see them it ALMOST made me think that it MIGHT be SORT OF nice to live near them (gasp) in utah (yikes!!!) there, i said it! :)

Not the greatest photo, but here's Bangka playing "fox" w/ the girls

Grandma w/ Eliza--thanks for all your babysitting, Grandma!!

And then last weekend Tom and Jana came to visit. Jana, who's 6 months pregnant, sat in a car for 8 hours, spent less than 48 hours here, and then got back in that car for 8 more hours--You're a trooper, Jana!!!

Tom and Jana w/ Eliza


We were starting to wonder if our families really loved us. Now we know that as long as we have little babies for them to hold, they'll do what it takes to get out here. We'll just have to have more babies, more often--ha ha ha!!!!!

We really do love having visitors. It's especially nice on Sunday's when Reid's gone from 6am-6pm--Sundays get lonely with an absent Reid. So, if you're thinking of coming out here, work Sunday into your schedule and save my children from a lonely and ornery mom:)

And now i've gotta clean up my disasterous house because Reid's aunt and uncle are in town for a quick visit and will be here in less than an hour!!

9 comments:

Family of 5 said...

Having Family come to visit is the best! It just really stinks when they have to leave because you don't know when they will come back! Your girls are so so cute!

Tara said...

I could eat that little Eliza. Those faces on your daughters could not be any more precious than they are. Her blessing dress is gorgeous. Miss you Emily

Stephanie B said...

I too love Postum and have been looking for it at the commissary for about 3 months now. I'm so sad to hear that!

When I saw the picture of Tom, I thought it was Reid. BTW, Alisa didn't tell me that Jana was pregnant. I've got to get on the phone...

Team Millward said...

I cannot believe that I didn't get to meet any of your family!!!!!!!!

Utah gal said...

Former blogger is right! But next semester, I have big dreams of loads of blogging time, so keep an eye out for my return.

Zarbock family said...

How fun to have so many visitors! That is one thing that I miss about living in Utah, no visitors!!!

Your girls are beautiful and Eliza's dress is amazing....you keep making it really easy for me to hate you more: dresses, hiders, goodie bags, homemade bread, sprouts, etc... Could you just slow down a little bit and pretend that having your 3rd baby is somewhat of a challenge! Please!

You know I love you. Please tell me you'll be in utah sometime over the holidays and I can see you!!!

Jessica Mason said...

You truly are a rock star of the finest. You girls are just too cute and I can't believe that you make time for the the stuff you do. I hope to get to see you soon. Lloyd has training for work for 2 weeks in december in denver and one week in january. I would love to sneak away and come see you. Love ya.

carie said...

HI! I am glad you watched that Marla movie. Like Reid, I think her dad helps with the paintings (atleast with the "polished" ones.) I think it is sad he won't admit it, and that his wife totally trusts him. It is a strange situation though. I wish my kids would make $10,000 paintings.

Adrie said...

Emily,
Hi! I found your blog address off Amy's...hope you don't mind. Your blog is super-cute. I enjoyed reading about your girls--Eliza is gorgeous! I hope you continue to do well, you are a great lady!