We made it to Utah

After a crazy start to our day yesterday we are happily here at the parents house. So far we have seen 3 of the 4 siblings who live here and their families. I’m so surprised (don’t know why) at how big and grown up all the kids are. We got to see Afton, Michael & Brendon first with their mom Melia. Mum went over and picked the kids up in the afternoon. They hung out with the babies while I took a 2 hour nap to get up to my 6 hours sleep requirement. Then Melia came over after work. We all hung out and had fun. Then Jamie, Cynthia, Alyssa, Bradley & Belle came over next followed by Donna, Lee and Sariah (their super cute dog) 5 minutes later. The party was on then. Alyssa was absolutely fabulous with the babies. She put our little sleep fighter Madison right into a nice sleep where she actually was able to be put down. Afton was good with them too. We felt bad we had to ditch out early to put the babies to bed since they aren’t the kind of babies who can just be put down and left. Madison did her typical wake up shortly after we put her down and took another hour and half to get her to really be asleep.

Mom isn’t going to be able to come this weekend. Now I feel so guilty for talking her into paying $200 to fly up here for the blessings this weekend. She hasn’t been able to get a cardiologist appointment even after trying 15 doctors. Her work will not let her go back to work until she has been cleared by a cardiologist. The doc in VA also told her not to fly again until she saw one as well. The first appointment she could get was on Monday at 9:30 am. I just hope she gets all better.


  1. Shannon, Sorry to hear your mom won’t be able to make it this weekend. i hope she can find a doc and get back to health and work soon.
    I added to my blog.

  2. Glad you guys made it to Utah safe and sound. Can’t wait to see pics of the little beans in their white blessing clothes! So sorry your mom won’t make it, I hope she recovers quickly. Have fun in UT!


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