Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Love Visitors!

Wow, I had such a great time while my family was here. I guess I didn't realize how lonely I was down here without family and it really hit me after they left. It just didn't last long enough, but we sure had a great time.

My family is so great and are so thoughtful of others and of me and made me feel so special. I really appreciate everything they do. We did lots of fun things while they were here, but also got to hang out a lot and just talk and be together. I really miss having my family so close because it's such a comfort knowing they are close by if you need anything.

This picture should be at the bottom, it's some treats I sent home with them. I also did one of these when Tyler's family came last month. I'm sure you've all seen these before, but they're fun to do. I personalized the labels to say different things such as: thanks for coming, we love you and miss you, you're the best, drive safe, don't forget us, and come back soon. I did them with Halloween paper and covered the carrier with a paper bag. My dad likes sunflower seeds, so those were special for him. It's always nice to have lots of treats while driving, especially on a fourteen hour drive.

Jacoby and I went to meet my family at the entrance as they pulled up because I could hardly stand it and he was so excited and confused that they were here. He grabbed their hands and starting leading the way to our apartment.

My parents got Jacoby this Phoenix Sun's Build-A-Bear dog. He sure loves it.

Jacoby loved sleeping with his Aunt Annie and Aunt Olivia.
We went the the zoo in Phoenix. It was pretty hot still, but it's a pretty awesome zoo.
They have a splash park Annie and Jacoby played in while we were there.

I really like this picture of my parents. They are great!
We went to a yummy pizza place that Guy Fieri featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives."

We spent a lot of time at our pool playing games and watching Jacoby swim.

We ate lots of food like these banana pancakes.
Some of the things we did while they were here were: went swimming, went to the zoo, shopped at our mall, went to Jamba, ate at the pizza place, played some games, went to Krispy Kreme, at at In-n-Out, worked on projects, had a picnic at a park, and went to church. My dad also put some crown molding on a bookshelf in Jacoby's room. Devan cut it for us, thanks Devan. I'll post pictures of it soon. My mom made a quilt for Jacoby and it matches his room so well. I can't wait to post some pictures. I hope everyone had fun because we sure did.
This was right before church on the day they were leaving. I think we were all starting to feel sad. These two are so cute together.
We didn't really like saying goodbye, I'm not afraid to say that I really miss my family and that they are my best friends. I can't wait for you all to come back. See ya in a month!


R. Long Pyper said...

Yay, I've been waiting for this post for awhile! I love seeing all you together and wish I could come visit you too (I mean, I'm going to come — I just wish it could happen sooner rather than later). Sounds like you did lots of fun things.

I just love that treat idea with the bottles; I have not seen that, and it is so cute. Maybe I should do that for Pypers sometime. And you look really pretty in that shot with Liv and Beth at the pizza place. :)

Janet said...

Oh, it is so nice to see all these pictures together. It seems so long ago that we were there. It was just so much fun! Thanks for making us all feel so welcome!

Steph said...

I wish we all could have been there to visit you. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun. I saw those cute bottles at Mom's house.

If you want to paint your shelf the same color as the crown Devan sent, the color is Divine White and I LOVE it. That's what is all over my house.

Tammi said...

Love love love the picture of jacoby showing the way to your apartment! The last two pictures brought a tear to my eye. I agree the one of your parents is awesome!!! Isn't it wonderful that the longest stretch is over, only a month and you will be home. I can't wait to see you all! Love you so much.

Jaimi said...

That last picture made me tear up. Goodbyes are so hard. Aren't we blessed that we have great families that we ache for?

Scott & Traci said...

Beautiful Pictures! I almost cried reading your post! The last picture with your sister Olivia totally reminds me of when I visit my family... I cry every time...

And I did that same thing with the bottles for Scott! But I think yours are so much cuter! :)