And blessing of blessings, Lucy did great on the cartrip - prayers were answered! No complaining or barfing. Awesome. We made it in good time and all was well.
We've had a busy first couple of days. Jonas is doing a BYU mini-football camp - it was Monday through today (Wednesday). It was from 1:30-3:30. Miles is doing a lego stop-action movie making camp in Lindon (north of Orem) from 3:00-6:00. So we leave around 12:30 and I take Jonas, drop him off, hang out for a bit with Miles (and the girls on Tuesday and Wednesday), then drive and drop Miles off, drive back and pick up Jonas, hang out with Jonas (and girls on Tuesday and Wednesday), then pick up Miles, then drive back to my parents' home and get there by 6:30ish. It's a little busy, but good. And my mom has a hot, yummy dinner ready for us on our return. Lucky us!
We've been swimming each morning and the kids have loved it. It's slightly cool out and so we get a little cold - but not bad, really. The water is kind of warm so that is good. Here are a few pictures of our first couple of days here:
We picked up Miles at 6 and then headed back up Provo canyon to my parents' home. The kids all got a turn talking to Ben on my mom's phone. :)
On the way to taking Miles to camp we stopped and got him some shaved ice. Then afterwards when we picked up Jonas I took the rest of the kids and they all got some shaved ice. There are these awesome trees there - LOVE them.
A yummy, fun time.
We then spent the rest of the time-until-we-pick-up-Miles at Blickenstaff's, a really cool toy store at the Shops at Riverwoods.
On a side-note: my dad has been sick for about a week now. He got some lab work done last Friday and was told only that his WBC (white blood count) was elevated - indicative of an infection. That was it. By Sunday night he and my mom had decided to go back to the doctors - or ER if no appointment could be made. But Monday morning he started feeling a little better. But, by today, he was still feeling dizzy and just not quite right. My mom called his doc (whom he did not get to see on Friday) and either the doc or some lab person said his labs were not right at all and that he needed to be seen. Anyways, long story made sort-of shorter: my dad has perhaps some gallbladder issues going on. But his labs that were taken today are showing improvement. An ultrasound will be done on Friday, I think, and then further plans discussed then. I am pretty sure if his labs were read correctly on Friday, he would have had his gallbladder out. Anyways, so he's been down this whole time - kind of a bummer. But hopefully things will continue to improve and get figured out!
Whooo-wheeee, I'm done for now.