Every summer for many years now, we pack everyone up in the car and drive for a million hours to the magical land of Utah. Now, I must admit I haven't always been able to see it's magic. Thomas and I lived there for a year while he was going to BYU and for one reason or another it was one of my least favorite years of my life. But now....well for one thing they have there in Utah a little something called "the sun". Yes, that beautiful, golden little piece of heaven that has not shown his face up here in Washington for what seems to be a decade, at least!
But even better than the sun, Utah is where a good many of my most favorite people in the world live. All of Thomas' family have migrated south and now even my sister has moved on down. We're doing everything in our power to make the jump as well. But as with all things in life, it is ultimately in the Lord's hands.
So, what did we do while on our sojourn in the land of warmth and sun?
We played so hard that we fell asleep.
We turned twelve and received the Aaronic priesthood with all our uncles, cousins, and a grandpa.
We got blessed!
We snuggled with sweet cousins.
We went swimming!
We went to the Hogle Zoo with friends we love sooooo much.
We saw cousins that we've missed.
And we even got to just sit, relax, and read a book by the river.