Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trip to Rexburg

I decided that I needed to visit my parents at least once this summer.  So on Monday, I told them I was coming on Wednesday.  I also told them that I had invited my friend Mary and her kids to come and stay as well.  On Tuesday, I invited my nephew Jayden to join me for the trip.  When Jayden and I left on Wednesday morning, we sent a text inviting my sisters to come up and join us.  Julie and her two youngest said they would, so by weeks end, my parents had a houseful!  It was great.  The kids played, the adults talked.  We had a great time talking, eating, swimming, dancing, playing outside, playing inside.  It was great. Here’s the pics to prove it.


Thanks to my Mom and Dad for being such great hosts and letting everyone come last minute and all at once.  Thanks to Jackie for letting Jayden come with me.  Thanks to Mary, Tillie and Finch for making the drive from Salt Lake to spend some time with me.  Thanks for Julie for rearranging her work schedule to come up and visit with us.  Thanks to Parker and Halle for making the drive with their mom to come and play with us. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Rob’s Parents Come to Visit

Bob and Sandy Samsel came to visit.  They stayed for almost a week.  While they were here they helped us a TON in the backyard.  Rob and I were both amazed at how much we were able to get done in the three days the four of us worked on the yard (I will do a post on the yard when it is finally finished. We’re getting close).  We were very grateful for all the help that they gave us.  Hopefully we will have grass before the end of the summer.

While they were here, we did manage to have a little fun.  On the day they arrived, Rob and I took Bob to a Seattle Sounders soccer game (tickets found free on Craigslist of course!).  We had great seats and free food vouchers.  The Sounders won which made it that much better. 


We also went to downtown Seattle to the Crab Pot restaurant.  Bob had seen the restaurant on the show Man vs Food and wanted to try it.  It is a seafood restaurant and they are famous for bringing out bowls full of mussels, clams, crabs, etc and dumping it on you table for all to enjoy.  If you are a seafood fan, this is a great place to eat.  They give you a TON of food.  Both Bob and Rob ate until they were stuffed.  It was a fun experience.

Here we are all prepared for the Feast!

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The concept of having food thrown on a table for you to pig out on is kind of disgusting if you think about it, but the food really was delicious.  There aren’t many resturants in the US where it is acceptable to eat with your hands and wear a bib.  

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Rob annoyed that I never learned not to play with my food.

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Thanks Bob and Sandy for coming to spend time with us and for all the great help in the yard!