April 16, 2011

A weekend with the Fam - Part 2

For part one, click HERE. You know you want to.

We left off last post with Alayna only allowing me three hours of sleep Saturday night.

*yawn* I think I still have sleep deprivation from that night. Hang on a sec, I gotta go take a nap.........

Five seconds later. ('Cause it's just not safe to take naps longer than that)

*zzzzz snort, wipe off drool*

Okay, where were we?

Since church started at 8am Sunday,  and I was obviously awake early,  I went ahead and put frozen spoons under my eyes and caked on about twelve pounds of make-up to hide the dark circles that took up residence there the night before.

Okay not really, but I should have.

I'm thinkin' make-up was first invented by a tired, dark-circle-eyed mother.

So were bras.

Anyhow, church really was quite relaxing since Alayna just sat with this handsome guy and calmly drew pictures the whole time.

My brother and I are used to people thinking we are a couple. For some reason, when we were teenagers, one of the most common things we heard after we got to know someone new was, "I thought you two were a couple, or even newlyweds!"


I guess that's what happens when you actually get along with your siblings.

So I'm sure as we sat together with Alayna, people came to the same conclusion. Oh well, what can you do.

After church and Logan's baby blessing, we all met up for lunch.

Even the baby.

 And here sit two of my four brothers. You can almost read their thoughts.

Oh great, here comes mom with her camera...  (my mom took these pictures)

Is she still taking pictures?

Mmmm hummm!

Oh man... tell me when it's over!

And that is my sweet sister-in-law, has been since November.

Poor girl, you can tell she's been married to my brother too long already.

Sheesh! Taking pictures of these guys is like trying to take family pictures with my kids!

*Note family picture at top of blog.

See what I mean? All you have to do it throw in one more brother and all is lost.

In professional terms, boys are weird.

Back on the normal end of things, Alayna was in heaven having found my sister's sparkly heels. She could barely walk in them they were so tall, but that didn't stop her from trying!

I even got to see one of my very best girlfriends ever. She has been one of my besties since I was 12 years old. She came down just to see me.

Well, okay fine, so she really came to see my family, especially my parents, but I like to think it was all for me. Me, me me, cause that's what it's all about!

Some people are so snobby.

Not me of course.

And when lunch was over, it was time for me and Alayna to go. My parents were staying a few more days but I had to get back. So I hitched a ride home with my brother and sis-in-law, who lives near us.

Alayna was going to miss Uncle Caleb though. He was headed back to Virginia.


Alayna and I slept most of the way home. 

Sleep, it was bliss. I had almost forgotten what it was like.

Later that week, Thursday afternoon to be exact, my parents once again stopped by our place to breakup their 10 hour drive home.

My youngest brother Hyrum, who is the only one still at home and whom my kids affectionately call Uncle Hyroom, is always a huge hit around here.

He's one of the few left who are both willing and able to physically play with my kids.

He is sorely missed.

Thursday night my parents treated us by taking us out to dinner. My children of course thought it was heaven and were so hyper they kept running into people while we waited for a table.

After receiving a few glares, I finally lined them against the wall and we played "Simon says".

I'm not ashamed, not even when I said, "Simon says, shake your bum!" and then demonstrated. I guess those who could see us got dinner and a show.  Lucky.

And yes, Savannah really is wearing bunny ears.

Of course when my mom brought out her camera, it all digressed from there.

But that also when it becomes the most fun.

All in all, we had a great time.

The End.

P.S. Thanks mom for letting me use all your pictures!

8 super cool people speak:

Anonymous said...

People always think my brother and I are a couple, too. And "such a cute couple" at that. In high school, when one of my new friends found out we were siblings and not boyfriend and girlfriend, she said, "Aw, that's too bad. You guys are adorable together." WHAT? Yes, it is such a loss to the world that my brother and I aren't dating. Sigh.

Glad you had such a good time!

M-Cat said...

Your family seems like such fun and even though the weird boys hate the camera - you can feel the love in your post.

Cherie said...

Boys/Men always hate when the camera comes out - Ha Ha. Glad every family has that in common!
You and your brother totally look like a couple - very easy to see how that could happen. Isn't he the one not married yet? Perhaps this is why? J/K
Looks like a great get together with family and that baby is so cute!

Cheeseboy said...

I've never seen so much happen in so little time. At least in a blog post. Good times.

I am glad that you said, "In professional terms", because in average Joe terms, it's entirely different.

Sue said...

I wish I could have seen that game of Simon Says!


Mona said...

So should we tell everyone that in our Stake Youth Conference Production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" I cast you as Potipher's Wife, the temptress of Joseph of Egypt -- who was played by CALEB? I'll never forget how well you acted the seducer to your own brother. As you say, Awkwaaaaaard.....! :)
Speaking of your career as a thespian (were we?), your teenage "Wife of Potipher" was only eclipsed by your 9 year-old portrayal of Imogene Herdman, THE nastiest of "the worst kids in the world" in "The Best Little Christmas Pageant Ever". Very convincing as I recall.

Valerie said...

How wonderful that you were able to have time with so much of your family! It looks like lots of good memories and fun.

Garden of Egan said...

Looks like too much fun!
I love the pictures with the reluctant photoees!

Glad you were able to get some sleep....on the way home.

Awesome to be able to hang out with the family for such a great time.

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