Sunday, September 25, 2016

Labor Day

BYU had their season opening game at the Cardinals stadium, so naturally we had to make a party out of it. Some of my family decided to come down, which means food prep for a small army because food is my love language and I love to feed them good. We were sad when my sister-in-law got a kidney stone and they weren't able to come down and then work got in the way for my other brother and his wife, they were greatly missed. But we had a great time with those who were able to come. And we had lots of extra food.

We spent a day at the lake, no surprise. With so many people we set up camp on the beach then took turns on the boat. As much as I love cruising around on the boat, I loved even more just sitting in the shade having small talk and deep meaningful conversations with family.

The big game came and it was a good one with the best nail-biting-final-four-second-winning-field-goal. As Sam and I were heading to bed we decided to check the score and we spent the next ten minutes each laying in our own beds refreshing the score, checking twitter updates and texting back and forth. We were holding our breaths, hoping to have some happy boys coming home. The big win was the perfect cherry on top to such a great weekend.

While the boys were at the game us girls had our own fun. We put Jungle Book on the projector and loaded the kids up with candy while we took a golf cart ride to ogle at the multi-million dollar mansions, sneak into construction homes and almost pee our pants when we thought we were caught, and find $20 on the ground to buy drinks at Chevron. We rounded the night out with a game (or 2, or 3, or 4...) of Play 9, it was an epic night. Of course it always is when our family gets together.

Sunday morning we had a big brunch before church and a big BBQ that night. I think the brownie parfait was a hit with Claire. Nice photobomb, Kylie.

We had another big brunch on Monday morning, there is never a shortage of food at our house, before saying our goodbyes. Maddox was especially going to miss his buddy, Zuno.

And Ryder was especially going to miss his buddy, Trevor. It's always a great time when family is in town!

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