Monday, August 24, 2009

Once every 3 years is too long

It always seems that when you have fun and exciting things planned for the weekend, the days go by so fast that you don't really have a chance to savor them. That's how this weekend was.

On Saturday Bill went up in the mountains for the day to train for his disc golf tournament that's coming up and the kids and I stayed at home. We had a birthday party to go to later in the afternoon and had fun playing out in their backyard.

Sunday afternoon Logan and Carter's Aunt J and Uncle C came out to visit for a short while. They are doing a month long road trip across the country and stopped on their way back. We hadn't seen them since Logan was just over a year old and they hadn't met Carter yet. Sunday afternoon was spent hanging out and playing with the kids (after Logan got over his poor attitude). Aunt J took a ton of pictures of the boys and some of them turned out really cute!

After the kids went to bed, we had a massive steak dinner that Bill grilled up with grilled corn on the cob and potatoes. It was delicious! We hung out chatting and had a few drinks. It was nice to catch up and hang out. They spent the night and after a huge breakfast that Bill made on Monday morning, they hit the road to continue their trip with a visit to a friend in Denver.

It's a bummer that we don't live close to family where we have fun and enjoy the visit. These are the family moments I wish my boys had more of - the fun, easygoing, stress-free times playing with cars and showing off skills and being cute. As much as I really like living here, it was another reminder of how much it sucks to be far away from family.

I hope we'll be able to visit with them again next summer.


Erin said...

The boys are getting so big! I have so much catching up to do after my months of not reading blogs. I'm glad to hear things are going well for you :)

Ann's Rants said...

We lived away from family for 10 years, and I never felt 'home'

Very cute photos.

Eileen* said...

Holy Heck time flies, I love those photos. They are both growing so much!