Monday, August 13, 2012

Day 7: Good-byes to Utah family and drive to Idaho, July 18, 2012

This day was difficult.  First, though, all the Utah family presented K, C, and J with presents.  Since we do not live close and K and C just celebrated birthdays, they thought it would be a great time to celebrate.  J's birthday is in two months, so he got his presents early.

 Now, for the difficult part:  good-bye.  Oh, how we love our family in Utah.  We love visiting, we love being there with them.  We hate, hate, hate the good-byes.  After saying good-byes and all the emotions, we were off----but, they surprised us with a new tradition learned in Boston:  The driver turns up the radio really loud and the ones in the car wave while the ones outside dance and run along the side of the car waving.  I wish I had my camera ready to document this moment.  It did bring on the waterworks nice and strong for us--especially K and I...we didn't stop crying for about an hour.  We love our family!
This was, however, a very bittersweet day.  I missed CK so much and I was excited to be reunited with him.  After the hour of crying, I switched to being excited!  Grandma K had planned a girls' night to include K.  As soon as we got there, the girls, including K and A went to work, crafting, playing, cooking, and eating.  It was a difficult transition for K, but all the girls and Grandma were so loving.  

While the girls were playing, the boys and I walked over to the school playground.  C and CK went and played catch and J "disinfected" the playground by scooting all the gravel off of the steps.  It was a beautiful night.  We loved the cooler weather.  Having nights actually cool off is awesome!!

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