Tuesday, March 30, 2010

love 'em all

I just spent a long weekend with my brothers and sisters (which counts in-laws since I don't really think of them that way anymore). It started about 7:00 pm Thursday night when a bunch of us piled into trucks and headed to St. George. We laughed and talked and told funny stories the entire way. Really, there wasn't a moment of silence. At 3:00 am we were still laughing our way down the aisles of the grocery store to buy Friday morning breakfast. Especially when Kelsey chucked a ball over the aisle and hit Matt. (And you can bet he threw it back. They can be naughty like that.)

The rest of the time? We woke up each morning and worked our buns off til dark. Then we'd all pile up on the couches to watch The Deadliest Catch and eat ice cream until the wee hours of the morning. We were doing a really yucky and hard job, but I hardly noticed (okay, so I noticed). But they all made it so much fun.

The past few days I've been thinking a lot about them. As Kate would say, my family rocks.

Last night, we got together in the dark to finish off our dirty job. But this time we brought all of our kids.

They rock too.

I really love my family.


Darcie said...

what was the job? what was the job? come on... you can't leave that out! glad you had so much fun.

PS: Ryan loves Deadliest Catch and is sad we don;t have cable because of it. :(

Trisha said...

What a beautiful family. I have many memories of hanging out at your house. I remember pestering your older brothers as they worked in the shop in the backyard. I also remember playing hide and seek with Shawn once and scaring the lights out of him. I think I was hiding in a box or something and popped up and scared him. Say hi to everyone for me.