31 July 2010
travel along, singing this song...
I guess I don't blog much when I am with the people I usually blog for.
Last week Diana commented on how diligent Hawaii bloggers seem to be and we figured it's likely due to the fact that many of us are trying to stay connected to those we love across the pacific.
I know that's how it is for me anyway.
I like it alright. I'll keep it up for a while I'm sure.
Today my dad told me he was tired of looking at the same old post. So "Hi dad! Here's a new post!" (I guess I'll leave the room now and tell you myself.)
We had two wonderful weeks in wonderful Utah with wonderful friends and family. It's a crime that we don't live there since nearly all of our very best friends and so much dear family live there all of a sudden.
I'm glad we decided to come over early for a very faith building memorial service to honor my Grandpa Hawkins. I love my cousins so much and singing True to the Faith and Love at Home with all of them at the funeral made the loooong flight with Asher worthwhile (Ambrose was on the flight too but he did great. Good job boy.)
Utah nights were late and full of deep and silly Palmerisms, early mornings were reserved for slathering on the thickest moisturizer I could find, early afternoons were full to the brim with M&Ms and ice cream at Grandma Hills house, followed by summer fun with loved ones (of the Palmer, Jones, Winget, Shumway, Tutor, or Phillips variety), sprinkle in another visit or two with some awesome Hill cousins at Cousin Jon's 30th, Tim Robertson, and Grandma Olson and you have the recipe for a great two weeks in Utah.
And that grand bff reunion at the Palmers with Becca, Bitty, Melissa, Abby, Diana, Ashley, Darcie and us and all that belong to us. Big time highlight that made me pinch myself a couple of times.
Oh and don't forget our magical session at Yan Photography in her killer studio. Oh my modern. I loved every second and frankly wanted to live there.
Well, I can hear Thomas being sassy about blogging in the next room so I will end this now so I can do something really nice for him to make him feel guilty. heh heh
On to Newport Beach!