Thursday, July 16, 2009

A day 13 years in the making

Remember a while back when I posted about finding my cousin Marlin from Australia on facebook? Well, his mom, dad and two sisters are in Utah and I was able to spend 6 hours with them today. I haven't seen them in 13 years and hadn't met Gabby at all since she is 9. It was amazing to see the family gather to see them and the tears and emotion that came with it all come out as they walked in the door. I love to hear their stories about Australia and the things they have there and what the family has been through the past 13 years. Couldn't have had a better day (unless Marlin Jr. could have come). I will be seeing him here as well. Date to be determined, but hopefully it will be a more permanant stay.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I take the girls to the library on Mondays. Addi is doing this summer reading program they have where she has to read a certain amount a week (or have me read to her) and she gets a small prize when she turns in her reading log. Today she got bubbles in a container shaped like a guitar. She followed Payton around blowing bubbles for her. What a good big sister!

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 4th

Just a few photos from the 4th of July. Les was able to spend the entire day with us and boy was it wonderful! The dress Payton is wearing is one I made for Addi for a baby contest when she was 15 months old. So cute! We watched the Stadium of Fire fireworks later that night with my brother, Brandon and his little fam.