It's Thankful Thursday and today I am so very thankful for the love of family! My brother Rich and sister of my heart, Sue, were here with us for three days. We had seen them in Ca. several times over the last six months, but I have to say I don't ever get enough time with them. They had an enjoyable time in Salt Lake City, Vail and finally arrived at our home Monday afternoon. Thankfully, the weather was cooperating and they had safe travels. We enjoyed a nice dinner out on Monday and just relaxed in the evening.
Tuesday morning we went on a nice walk and in the afternoon drove around our area looking at homes etc; don't get the idea they are moving here, but we were trying to see if there was any houses available that hubby and I would be interested in. Our girl, Kim, and her children came for dinner Tuesday evening; we enjoyed bbq'd chicken, fresh string beans, carrots, baked potatoes and a wonderful dessert that Kim made. It was such fun to see Rich & Sue get caught up with the grands and Kim. Kim's hubby is out of the country on business, so he missed all the fun.
Yesterday, we went on a walk first thing and then drove to one of the college towns nearby. We walked around old town and had a great lunch. Rich and Sue found a piece of art and ordered it-it will look beautiful in their home! Last night, Carrie, Brent and their kiddos came for a visit too.
We had a great dinner of bbq'd ribs, steak, green salad, beans and also home made cookies and fruit for dessert. We decided to take the photos in groups-so all the girls gathered for the first photo.
Had to get a close up on the youngest grand; Hunter also wanted to be included.
They boys had to have equal opportunity for photos.
Now for the whole gang; it was decided we needed to put the couch and love seat together for future photo ops. If Kim and her gang had been here, it would have been pretty crowded.
Sue and Rich left this morning, headed back to Salt Lake for the Stanford-Utah State University football game on Saturday. It was such a blessing that they took time to stay with us. They are the most incredible people-of course I am a bit prejudiced. The weather is supposed to change today, so I am praying they get back to Utah without any issues. I hope you've had a great week and now that life will be a bit quieter, I am planning to come visit you. I also plan to get stitching again and possibly begin sewing doll clothes for Christmas. It will be here before we know it.
Noreen & Hunter