Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Weekend with the whole Family

It was really fun to have our entire family together this past weekend. This does not happen very often as we get older and are all going our seperate ways. This picture above is all 17 of us. We would like to welcome our new addition as a Hastings... Kirstyn- Matt's wife.
Saturday some went to Nauvoo and others went to the zoo. Sunday was busy with family pictures and then stake conference and Mike was ordained an elder. That night, Matt with Justin's help, grilled some great food and then with the kids to bed we had the rest of the evening to talk and share all of our unknown or just forgotten childhood memories with everyone. Just before we all were together in one room we were all kind of doing our own things trying to figure out who was doing what next. Then, the power went out. It just pulled us all together in one place. I love how things just happen.
Monday was nice to just relax and let everyone play. I enjoyed a nice walk with dad. It was good to spend time with him because we never seam to get much time alone together or even to just talk on the phone.
We are all excited for Mike to be doing his "final touchups" before he puts in his mission papers. We will have a lot of changes happen in the next year within the family. I love you all and I am thankful for the time we had together.

Heather and the kids. You can tell the kids are not interested in this picture at all.

My little bro's that aren't so little anymore. They are all so different. We were joking about how they don't really look like brothers. But they are all cute. Love you guys! The number one thing the kids love to do is dress up. Here's Brandon being a cowboy. pretty creative with that cover on his face. I am sure it is a doll's top.
Ha. I caught Liz dressing up with the kids too! nice.
Brandon reading to grandpa.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Cute new layout. I LOVE the family picture too. Sooooooo cute.
You guys are the best. Glad you had a fun weekend.

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