About a week and a half ago, now, Ty took a couple days off work so that we could go back to Southeast Idaho to see family and hit a couple family events. Friday we got to see my brother Jason and that night we had one Grandpa's 75th birthday. We got to see every member of that side of the family there. Grandpa Bob had such a fun time and was so surprised to have a birthday party thrown for him. It was great!
Saturday we had my Grandma Marie Wheatley's (who Vanna is named after) 90th birthday party. She and my Grandpa had nine kids, who all had lots of kids themselves so there were so many cousins there (some I hadn't seen for 10 years or so). I also got to see all of my other brothers and sister and their adorable kids there. Oh how fun! The family had prepared a luncheon and program for the party that was great. My Mom had worked really hard on putting together my Grandma's life history and gave each of her brothers and sister one as well as each of us kids. It was a great tribute to my Grandma and turned out so well. I hope someday I can do the same for her - but she's so on the ball she'll probably already have it done for herself!
Our vacation also included a date! We hadn't had one of those for like 8 months. My parents watched the kids while Ty and I spent the night at the hot pools and eating ice cream. Wow - I had fogotten how nice it can be to just spend time with my handsome hubby!
Throughout the trip we also got to visit with some friends from Pocatello; we met up with Ty's parents at Sizzler to have lunch (as you can see Cash loved these get togethers); Ty went hunting and fishing; I sewed some curtains with my Mom for Vanna's room; and on our way home we took the long way through Richmond to see Ty's sister and her family and their new house.
Gosh it was just so nice to spend so much time together with our own little family, away from our regular routines and it was so nice to get to see our friends and family. What a good vacation!