After the parade and BBQ we stopped by to see Bryan's grandma in Salt Lake City. It was a great visit and our kids played so quietly and even took turns sharing without us prompting them (I'm convinced that angels were with us). She is our only living grandparent between Bryan and me. She is still living on her own and mentally sharp with a quick wit. We were grateful for the time with her.
Our next stop was with Dave, my brother, and his family in West Jordan. We took a tour of their new home and went to the neighborhood swimming pool. It was fun to watch the cousins playing together. Katelyn, who is 16-years-old, was very sweet to Emma. Emma still has her polaroid pic in her bedroom from the time with Katelyn. We hung out, BBQ'd and left to catch fireworks back in Brigham City. We wished we could stay longer, but we were a little worried what traffic might be like later and Bryan had to be up and out the door early the next day. We enjoyed the Brigham City fireworks from my parents' porch and then the simplicity of being able to tuck the kids into bed 5 minutes after was amazing. Pretty great not fighting any crowds or parking lots.
We loved spending this day with as much family as we did.
Check out this stud picking up on me at the pool.
I'm realizing that my photos are pretty hit and miss with our events of the trip. New resolution to take more pics of the people we are with next time! However, there is also something to be said about just enjoying the time together--balance.