Not that you can tell by reading this, but this is like attempt #5 to blog. If it’s not one thing, it’s another, and really, I can’t be bugged, cause I know I’m a mom and all, but I’m still kind of bugged. Thanks for letting me vent. Ok, Back to the Enbody Family visit and Conner’s baptism. Leah, Louie, Tyler (18), Kendal (16), Mackenzie (4, ALMOST 5), and Nicholas (2) drove out from Redding, California to be with us for some summer fun and Conner’s baptism. Tyler graduated from High School just a couple days before (woot, woot!!) and then they jumped in the car and headed our way. And might I add, that they hauled a whole lotta equipment they didn’t have to, just to help us with a MASSIVE home project on their vacation—cause they are awesome like that! One of the things Jared and I have wanted to do since we moved in this home was knock out the low kitchen soffit ceiling with the ugly light box. Since Lou owns a small drywall company back home and is an EXPERT, we thought we’d make him work for his stay—ha, ha. Not really, but everyone was kind enough to help us, despite it was their vacation, despite it would make the kitchen unusable during their stay, despite the mess it would make, despite it was their vacation (did I say that already?). It was a family effort, with Tyler and Kendall helping clean, Leah stamped the new ceiling texture, and everyone had to be willing to deal with a modified kitchen in the front room. Not to mention, we twisted the girls’ arms to go shopping quite a bit so we could get out the house and let the men do their thing (as they pound their manly chests)!!
But somewhere in there, we were able to go to the Provo Beach Resort for a night of fun. The Mayan Restaurant—and when we told Kendall there were divers that dove into a small pool in the restaurant, she thought we were lying! Yes, we proved her wrong and had a fun night! Also, Keir and Robyn were able to join us and all of the adults were able to go to the Salt Lake City Temple to do some temple work for Louie’s grandparents and great grandparents—it was such a special experience! Then the Enbody family was able to go to Temple Square and the Conference Center together, just as a family, to be able to have that experience together!
(i must have been a lame photographer cause I barely have any pics of their trip--sorry!)
Macky on the Merri-Go-Round--all smiles!
Nick--sorry for the blur
A little less blurry--notice the smile on that cute boy!
Oh, and last, but definitely not least, Conner’s baptism! He was baptized on June 11, 2011. It was such a surreal, yet super special experience having my oldest child baptized. Grandpa Packer and Aunt Candice were the speakers, and Uncle Louie and Uncle Cameron were the witnesses, and Jared performed the baptism and confirmation. We had our dear friends, The Maile Girls, sing a special musical number, and with all the love we felt from family and friends that attended, it was an amazing day! One I hope Conner never forgets and will always be able to look back on and remember how loved he felt. Afterwards, we went up to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for a yummy lunch of homemade Costa Vida salads and burritos. And for dessert, one of Conner’s favorites, Fatboy ice cream sandwiches. We played the day away and had fun visiting with family we hadn’t seen in a while (Aunt Mary, Kayla, Jacob, and Krissie). Thanks everyone for your love and support in attending Conner’s special day!
Louie, Nick, Kendall, Conner, Mackenzie, Tyler, Leah
Grandpa having a tender moment with the special boy
Cousin Jessica, Conner, Aunt Robyn, Ashley
Dad, Conner, and Mommy
Aunt Candice and Conner
Grandma and Grandpa Packer with the special boy
That expression is priceless!!
I think that about wraps up the first couple of weeks of June. THANK YOU Enbody family for sacrificing all you did to come visit us in good ole Orem, Utah! You live entirely too far away and we absolutely loved having you here! Not to mention the facelift on our kitchen is AMAZING and we more than love it! Thanks for giving up a huge part of your vacation to help us make our home not only look better, but way more open and spacious! Oh, and might I add, Macky and Dylan were 2 cute peas in a pod and had a grand time playing about and just being cousins! And Tyler and Kendall, you put up with quite a few little boys all at once, so thanks for being troopers! And Leah, you are my hero! Really, I strive to be like you and how amazingly patient and kind you are! And Louie, you are a great patriarch to a great family—well done, brother, well done! WE LOVE YOU ALL!!