Friday, May 23, 2008

Arizona Trip

The first weekend in May we took a road trip down to Arizona!  We went to visit my sister Ashley and her husband Robert in Tucson, AZ.  They are down there because Robert had a bone marrow transplant.  He was diagnosed with Leukemia (AML) just before Thanksgiving last year.  Steve, Taryn and I drove down to Tucson from Mesa on Saturday morning.  Steve stayed at the hospital with Robert and played video games (that was a BIG sacrifice for him :)  Taryn and I took Ashley to the mall and out to lunch.  We had such a good time hanging out with them!  I wish I had taken some pictures while we were in Tucson.  I think Ashley has a couple of the girls, but we didn't think to take one of the boys!  
Those two are amazing!  They have such strength and faith!  We love them and think about them all the time!  They will be in Tucson until the beginning of August, so we will be going down to visit them again this summer!

We also got to visit with my family in Mesa, AZ.  Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles & Cousins.  The other fun event that we got to participate in was Ava's baby blessing.  She is my cousin Mandy's baby girl!  It was so fun to visit with everyone!

Family photo after the blessing! Byron the winker!
Two cute baby girls!  Ava & Mandy Morris!
Byron and his cousin and fabulous buddy, Severin, they were inseparable this trip!
The boys had a great time together!  Byron thinks that Severin is big and very cool.  He told me a couple days after we got home that "Severin is my cool guy!"
Liberty loving on Taryn!  My baby girl was almost spoiled by all the love from those cute Chase girls!  They really had a good time with her, and Taryn sure didn't mind at all!

We stayed with my cousin Tonya and her husband Daniel.  We got to go out to eat with the Whiting cousins and that was really fun, seriously the best belly laughing I had done in quite awhile!  Byron asked everyday for a week if we were going back to Tonya's house, and then could we play at Tammy's house!  It is so fun to watch my children with my cousins.  I have such fond memories of playing with my cousins when I was young!  Family is awesome, amazing and so much fun!

1 comment:

Farnsworth Family said...

You are too funny about slacking on the blog...I am just glad that you updated!