We spent the end of June/beginning of July with my family in AZ. We had so much fun and it was SO hard to leave. Here is a basic summary of what we did!
First of all, my BFF Andrea Elizabeth Fox returned home from the Lansing, Michigan mission. We got to meet her at the airport! She looked great and it was FANTASTIC to see her!
There was a lot of swimming... Jared discovered he really enjoys torturing (I mean bonding with) Orson.
Tennis playing (Brooke- Jared still feels pretty bad about nailing you in the head)
Janalie did a lot of working and corn receiving (you had to be there :) :
The best part was being able to establish and strengthen the family bonds since we don't all get to spend very much time together. Jared and Mike spent a lot of time together and became better friends, which was fun to see (such tough boys).
It was also really fun to watch my parents with their grand babies...I can't wait to watch them form that bond with our daughter when she gets her. It was so fun to see Isaac and Ainsley. Isaac and I have always been good friends, he has a special spot in my heart....I LOVE THAT KID!!!! Ainsley took awhile to get to warm up- I hadn't seen her in over a year. I am very proud to announce, however, I triumphed and the smile below is at Aunt Lindsey!
Jared and I took advantage of Brooke's photography skills (not to be confused with bow staff skills) and got some pictures together.
There was also a TON of patience from my family as I tried to learn how to work my camera.