Monday, June 06, 2011

Grandma and Grandpa visit!

My parents came to see us this past week. They left early this morning--5:45 AM. It was so nice to see my parents. We've seen my parents a few times since we moved from Utah. I've been back for weddings and missions but we have only been back home as a family one time in six years. My mom came to visit when I lived in Oklahoma but my dad did not come with her. This is the first time we have had a visit with them where we could spend time one on one with them without having to share them with anyone else. The only thing that could have made this visit better was if we hadn't just moved. I would have preferred to have spent more time visiting and less time working. However, we did get to do some work and some playing so it was a great visit and we can't wait to see them again.

Before they got here we spent a lot of time trying to get our house presentable. We painted the entire downstairs (living room, dining room, family room, and kitchen). Mike replaced almost all the ugly light fixtures in the house with new ones. We bought some furniture for the living room and got most of the rooms livable.

While they were here we were able to get a few more projects started. Mike got the disposal changed and I got Laila's room painted with help from my mom. We also got some shelves put up and began painting the crib.

Besides the projects we got to play some too. We went to base to check out the Academy and then the next day we went to the Focus on the Family headquarters where they have a fun little play place for kids and then later went for a small hike at Garden of the Gods.

Sunday was just a nice, relaxed day spent at church and at home visiting. We loved having my parents here and I was sad to have to say goodbye this morning. I'm really happy we live so much closer now so that we can go home and visit.

Pictures from our visit:
























7 comments:

Michelle said...

Great pictures. I'm glad they were able to visit. Looks like a fun time was had by everyone!

Mommo said...

I love the photos! Such a fun time and great memories. :)

Kaitlin said...

The picture of Dad with the boys walking is so adorable and precious.

Rachel Allen said...

So happy they were able to visit.

Alyssa said...

great pictures. I wish I could visit soon.

Steven Lee Beatty said...

Adrianne I like your hair curly! Also, lets get some pics on all of the house improvements...sounds like you all have done a ton!

Dave and Tana said...

dang....Steven is Tana