Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!

Okay, so it's true that the 4th of July is over, but that is what I am going to post about today. I drove up to Provo on Thursday night and stayed with my sister, Emily. We went and saw the movie "Emma Smith: My Story", which I highly recommend. I learned some new things about Emma's life and just enjoyed being able to watch a good movie without ever worrying about the content of it. There should definitely be more movies like that.

But the best part of my weekend was, of course, Friday! And that is because my little sister, Amy, got home from her mission. She flew in from Boston around 10:30 on Friday morning, so we all went to the airport dressed in typical freedom colors. I brought my camera so that I would have pictures to post, but the battery died before Amy even got off the plane. I guess I should have checked it beforehand. One of these times I think my family will be banned from picking people up at the airport because we always bring a big group and we always seem to get some annoyed looks and a little reprimanding from airport officials about not blocking doors and walkways. But, we always have fun. Besides, my family only has one more missionary to pick up so they can be patient with us through him. Anyway, it was fun to see her again! Then we went to my aunt's house and had a huge family BBQ and introduced Amy back into Babylon by teaching her to play Guitar Hero and other games on my cousin's wii. Later, we did fireworks at our house. Mostly we made fun of all the fireworks because for some reason they aren't quite as exciting as they used to be. All in all, it was a fun day and I am pretty much convinced that I have the greatest family in the world.


jen said...

i'd like to see your family making a ruckus at the airport. wait, i sort of already have, huh?

Kristine said...

i had no idea that your sister was on a mission. was she serving in Boston?

i am glad you know that you have a great family. john and i have always thought so too.

where are you at? the kids and i are heading to provo/slc this week we would love to see you on our way or while we were there if possible.

The wifey said...

Yay, I am glad you found my blog!

Can you believe I am like days away from having a kid? Freaky!!!

So good to get an update on you, looks like you are having all sorts of adventures!