We arrived about 2 am Saturday morning. Lance had a baseball game that he was so determined to play in on Friday night that started at 7 pm. So we stayed behind to cheer him on to a win. The boys had a great time and it was nice to sit and chat with friends. While we were getting the boys all cleaned up and in their pajamas, Andrew's fingers decided to get slammed in the door of the car, thus smashing all 4 of his fingers. We thought for sure we were going to have a take him to the hospital but in time they got better and he was back up playing around.
Saturday the boys all got up and went out for a fun afternoon planned full of activities for the boys to celebrate dad's birtday. They had a great time, meanwhile, we (the wives, sisters, and daughters) had manicures and pedicures and ate cinnamon rolls like crazy. It was nice to be with all of you by the way. I have some amazing sisters-in-law. Not many can say that but I say it proudly.
Then on Sunday we blessed two of my neices and nephews who were recently born. Brantly Snyder , who lives with us was blessed and also my new niece Janea Elyse was blessed also.
Lance's younger brother John, their son Brantly and wife Carrie.
Sunday night Andrew got sick and had a high fever. Not throwing up so that was good. Just really tired and lethargic. So he slept a lot and then next morning he was ok and then on Tuesday he was sicker than sick.
Then on Mon. came the Ray Family Reunion-
This isn't just any family reunion either. When the Ray family gets together it is so thoughtfully planned out it is scary. Let me set a picture for you. Lance's mother comes from a family of 11 kids. Each one of those 10 that are still living have had 10+ kids and that makes for a large family. So on his mom side there are over 100 first cousins and just so you can understand how large they are, Owen, our third child was the 150 great grand child. Isn't that amazing? I think so, and the most stunning thing about this family is the legacy that the grandparents have set for each one of them. Each one of us I should say.
We went to Hanna Springs Resort in Hanna, Utah. We had a good time. Lance's parents were so generous to let our family have the cabin to sleep in. Which, by the way no one slept. We were all awake trying to help children sleep.
Then Tuesday Great Grandpa Ray's 90th birthday party. This isn't just some old feeble 90 year old man. This man in unbelievable. He still drives multiple times a year back and forth between Idaho and Arizona, he works hard and is a fully active member of his ward. He is an amazing man! I have learned so much from him and he just makes you feel good no matter what. I just love being around him. I have never seen or heard anything negative come from that man. He is inspiring.
Andrew was still sick and I could tell that he was still out of it. He kept throwing up and he couldn't keep anything down. So we headed back down to our cabin and Lance and his father gave him a blessing. I was crossing my fingers that he would get better and it literally happened right before our eyes. He kept his breakfast down and he didn't throw up any more after that and his fever was gone. The Priesthood is real. I know that for a fact. What a blessing it is to have faithful and worthy priesthood holders around to bless my children.
No more traveling for a long time for us.