My kids (Olivia, in particular) have been asking quite often when we are going to Grandpa's cabin. We used to go up there more often in the summertime. Of course, when Grandma Carol told us Grandpa Lee was going to be making his special sourdough pancakes Monday morning, we were all over that.
It has been fun to have Jennilyn and her fiancee, Todd Shipley and her kids plus one of his visiting. We also had a good time with Ryan and Kynzee and their kids, as well. They left Sunday. I think I have a few pictures of them at the parade Saturday, which I will post eventually. I am all out of order now.
Grandma Lee was having a ball (although the small children on four-wheelers were making her nervous)
A rare moment that Joe got to sit down. The 24th celebration in Monticello was a busy day for him. He is president of the Lion's Club there, and they sure kept him busy.
Olivia, Hunter and Carter. I sure enjoyed seeing J.C.'s boys, too, even though we missed him and Lori.
Cole with his dog. You didn't know we had a dog? That's another story and another post for another time. Yes, we now have a dog, two cats, and a chinchilla. I will explain about the chinchilla later also.
I just wanted to say what a lovely afternoon it was at the cabin. There is definitely something magical about being out there, especially for the kids. And of course, the sourdough pancakes with buttermilk syrup were pretty magical, too. It seems like they always taste even better when they are out at the cabin. We can't take these moments for granted.
Becky and her family are moving to Alaska. We have taken for granted for a while now how lucky we are to have cousins on both sides of our family living close by. We loved being so close (not just that we live close and are in the same ward, but our kids have been good friends with their cousins) to James and Becky and also J.C.'s kids living in Monticello and then here in Blanding. But times are changing.
It is so nice to celebrate little moments like these, when we can spend time with those we love who will soon be far away. Thanks, Grandpa Lee for your hospitality. Our lives are blessed.