Thursday, July 3, 2008

Back From Vacation

Nick and I just got back from our 10 day vacation. We headed out west to attend his families family reunion and we also got to spend time with my brothers as well. It was such a fun and rewarding trip. We started out with my family in Riverton, UT where my older brother lives with his wife and two kids. Krista, my sister in law, is expecting a baby in September so it was really nice to talk to her about pregnancy and babies in general. My brother Josh also flew in from LA so we could all be together. This is the first time we have been together since Thankgiving so it was a really nice treat. We went to a fabulous restuarant called Tucano's - oh my gosh - it's so good. The people just walk around with meat and keep offering you bits of the best grilled meat ever. They also had this grilled pineapple that was AMAZING!! I can't wait to go back to UT just for that! I love my family and was so happy to be able to spend some time with all of them. On Sunday afternoon, Nick's cousins picked us up and we headed up to Bear Lake for the reunion. I was so excited to head to the reunion because I still hadn't meant all of Nick's family. His mom is one of eight siblings and there are tons of grandkids and our baby will make 6 great grandkids for his grandparents. The other reason I was so excited was because Utah State is my alma mater and you have to drive through it to get to Bear Lake. I have such fond memories of college and was happy to be back in a place where there are so many good memories. I got to show Nick where I lived and went to school. Very exciting stuff!! The whole reunion was fabulous. Nick's mom's side of the family was all there -I mean everyone except one aunt and two cousins. There were about 60 of us in this HUGE cabin and because of the close quarters, we really got to spend quality time together. The neatest part was every night, his grandparents would gather the whole family for scripture reading and prayer. It was beautiful to see what just two people had created - a wonderful, loving family who are strong in their faith. I couldn't help but think that one day that could be Nick and I. I just loved the whole experience from playing games to good talks. We both came back refreshed, missing all the people we love. As soon as I get my act together, I will post a few pics!


Natalie said...

Sounds like a great trip! We'll have to get together now that you're back!

Brendalyn said...

Glad your back and glad that you had fun, you were missed.

Starley Family said...

That sounds like it was such a neat trip. I can't wait to see photos.