Monday, October 6, 2008

UT Part 2

After our time in Logan we headed down to Salt Lake for 2 days and then to my sister's in Orem for the weekend. Every time I'm in Utah I forget how many great people there are to see and it is just impossible to do in our short visit. So, all of you reading this that I didn't catch up with I am very very sorry. We really do love you! We did pack the trip full with awesome memories and the girls did excellent with bouncing around. I wish we could have fit even more in.
Some friendships you know just won't ever die! Amber and I met in college and I'm sure will still know each other when we are old and grey. However, I must say we are doing good so far. This is 9 years since we met and I think we still look the same.
Just add our husbands and a few kids. Her boys and my girls.
For our third year in a row Kylee was happily reunited with Kelly May (great-grandpa's horse). Kylee looks forward to these moments and talks about her experiences all the time. This horse will never be forgotten as we even have play horses at home named after her. This year there was a new little tyke to add to the excitement. As you can guess, Alexis couldn't get enough. Once she got on the horse there was no getting her off. Every time we would try she would bust into tears. Kylee was great at giving her plenty of turns and the 2 of them just held on and laughed as they rode around.
None of this would have been possible without great-grandpa's efforts. At 88 years old he is still taking care of horses and nursing Kelly May's foot back to health just so Kylee can have a turn to ride her when she comes out to visit. Not to mention HIS health which is a little shaky none the less. These are amazing memories and from them Kylee will probably always remember her GREAT GRANDPA. He is already willing to gift Kylee the horse...one huge problem. No where for us to keep her in PA.
We spent a great weekend with Aunt Laura and Uncle Taylor as always. Taylor was full of his usual spunky energy which keeps Kylee (all of us)entertained. We had a crazy round of mini golf. Kylee has hit the age of getting into everything now and just had a blast finding the neat things each hole had to offer and Tay amazed us all with his hole in ones. We had a good time hiking, eating, chatting and being together. I love every minute I get with my sister and am left always wanting more time. I guess that's a good thing.

And at the last minute we still fit in a get together with some of my cousins. It was short but sweet and I'm glad we all pulled it off. So easy to pick up where ever you left off with family.
Jody, bottom left was a week overdue to have her baby at this point and still pulled off doing my hair. She is absolutely fabulous and does an amazing job every time.

11 comments:

Laura said...

Hey I like your background on your blog right now. Anyway, cute choice of pictures. I love them and definitely need some copies. By the way, I like the group one.

Kristin said...

You are looking so great Cheryl! I miss the days you just lived two feet away. Your girls are growing up so fast. I want to do a reunion in 2009 in Utah and we can plan it around your family trip. You are the only one traveling really far. It would be some of the old girls from the tower. Glad to see your family is happy and healthy. Love and miss you tons!!

Mark and Jody said...

it was so fun to see yall!!!! you have such a cute lil family! see you next year!

Parkinson Family said...

how fun! you guys did do a lot! it was good to see you guys and yeah the group pic did turn out cute!

Our Four Sons said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun! The boys carry around their cards from Kylee and felt so special that she would send them something in the mail! Thank you

Jill Bowman said...

I can't believe you didn't come see me! Just teasing! I love you! Next time you aren't off the hook!

Kelly Evanson said...

i am so jealous i missed out and that you got a fun trip to utah in. i know exactly how you feel about time being too short to see everyone and do everything that you want. when you don't live there . . . it is next to impossible. anyway, i am glad you had fun and i heard jody did your hair - very cute!!

hoday said...

oh my goodness. I think I love great grandpa! He is so stinkin' cute! He's just my kind-a grandpa!

Matt and Allyson said...

OK I totally understand the business of visiting from out of town 'cause everybody wants to see you and you want to do everything. But, the Croshaw's are totally jealous that we didn't get a visit! Just so you know!

Flinders Family said...

I will forgive you once again for not visiting me, but next time I'm not going to let it slide! Your family is adorable and the girls are growing up so fast. You and Amber look exactly the same as you did 9 years ago and has it really been that long? Where has the time gone? Makes me kinda sad thinking about it! Those were good times. Happy birthday to Sky too!

Dave and Mel said...

these are great pics and you do look great- I love the do! Tell Sky "Happy Birthday" for us and hopefully we can all get together (with Sky and Dave) sometime in the near future- we miss you guys too!