Monday, June 24, 2013

Most Memorable Memorial Day

Sunday, May 26 we picked up Diane,
drove to the Bountiful cemetery,
and decorated Monte's grave.  He is Diane's sweet husband, and Danny's father.  We sure miss him.
We headed to Logan to visit with our wonderful family.  The cows caught us by surprise.
We stopped to get a closer look, 
and enjoyed the new baby calves.
Where,oh where was our family?  When they weren't home we drove around and found them out riding bikes.
Zack rode deluxe style.  
That Abby is a hula-hoop pro.
Look at her go!
Grandpa Dan enjoyed our youngest grandchild, Drew.  
My turn to hold him.
The grandchildren call Diane, "Grandma Great."  She is just that.
We spent the evening playing with the grandkids outside.
Peter at bat,
now Zack's turn.
Run, Blake, run.
Abby is quite the mother, helping with her brother.
Drew is happy with everyone.
His Mom can sure make him laugh.
Motherhood is most memorable.
Monday morning we joined Diane at the Crystal Inn for breakfast.
We had a great time eating and enjoying everyone's company.  
Grand-parenting is as wonderful as they say it is.  
On to check out Mike's office.  He works at Utah State University in the extension office.
They built a beautiful new building, and moved his office a year ago. 
Are we excited, or what?
The murals are great backdrops for entertaining us.
Mike has truly moved up in the world.  He used to be in a windowless basement office.  Now he is on the fourth floor with a fantastic view.  His office reflects him "all-the-way, Hosea!"
With a lego business card holder,
a lego lamp stand,
legos on the top cabinet,
and legos on computer stand.   Does he work for lego,
or Utah State?
We then headed to the River Walk (that's our name for it).
Abby will allow us to photograph her anytime, anywhere.
Brooke on the other hand, is a different story.
We caught her teasing and tickling her brother.
Climbing is for children.
Can you guess who is missing?
Oh there she is, with Zack her cousin.
I love these two grandkids and the adult kids (who are ours) taking photos of their own.

Endless energy!
It was a beautiful day!
We love to be together.
Peter is sure growing up.  
The kids finished first, waiting for us to catch up.
On to the next adventure.  We drove to Smithfield Recreation Center.  Jed rode (road) and beat us.  

Now for some swimming.  We got a personal invitation because the pool was closed to the public for the holiday.
Boy, did we have fun.

I got to hold sweet Drew, who is such a delight, while his parents swam with the other kids.
This six month old has been so many places including Disneyland where his siblings chose his souvenir.  How thoughtful they are.
Memorial Day is not over yet.  Jed's parents invited all of us for a barbecue.  Mike's job was to grill.   
Marilyn was so kind to invite us, even with a broken arm.  She too, never stops.  
The visiting,
eating some more,
and "What Zack, aren't you eating?"
We truly had a lovely time.
Thank you Marilyn and Allen.  You are gracious and kind.
One of the highlights was to watch some of our grandchildren's two "grandma greats" enjoying each other's company.

Can you believe we did all this in 24 hours?  We were home in our own beds Monday night.  It truly was one of the most memorable Memorial Days we have ever had.  


Mike and Megan said...

It was a FUN and MEMORABLE Memorial weekend. I hope they can be that much fun in the future. We are excited to come tomorrow.

AshDaBell said...

Looks like such a fun weekend!