This last week we were lucky enough to have Brian and Jennifer's family stay with us. We had not seen them for 2 years, so it was great to have them here and spend such quality time together. We had an action packed week full of fun. I am sad that I did not take my camera out more often to get lots of pictures. I know Jen was great about taking pictures so hopefully she will make up for my slacking. The week started with dinner at Grandma's house when Brian and Jen arrived. The next day we went swimming at Hamilton Pool and celebrated Kailee's 11th birthday with her cousins. It was great to have all of them here. We then spent the rest of the week going swimming, bowling, out to dinner (even though we all enjoyed Matt's home cooking much better) and even to the lake. We all had a great time riding on the family boat. The kids loved knee boarding, tubing and wake boarding. Even the adults got in on the action. And, yes Brian, I did ingest lethal amounts of lake water!! It was also great to see Blakers being showed up by his mom on a wake board!! Just kidding Blake, you looked like a pro out there!! The down time was just as much fun. The kids stayed up late playing and enjoying each other's company every night. I know Matt and I will really miss the late night talks, joking and laughing we had every night with Brian and Jen. We knew we really needed to get some sleep after the third consecutive night, but we just couldn't....it was too much fun. The week ended with Kay's mission farewell party on Friday. It was a lot of fun to see so many relatives we had not seen in a very long time. This morning bright and early their family headed out. It was very hard to hold back the tears and emotions due to their departure. We loved every minute they were here and hope to see them again very soon.
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