Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Humpherys Rock!!

Back from our road trip to Idaho, where we went to the Humpherys Family Reunion. It. Was. AWESOME!! {name that movie} Mercy and Porter had a blast with all their cousins, and CJ had a great time fishing with Shawn, and I loved talking with all the female cousins and wives there. Hilary and I had some great chats about pretty much everything, and Mary Lynn, Stephanie, Hilary and I all discovered we're stalking eachother via blogs. Blog stalkers unite!! :) Anyways, time to out ourselves and start posting in our blogs more, right? Right! Heheh. I'll upload pics tomorrow, I'm tired tonight, and a storm is blowing through.
We stopped in Vegas first to stay with mum a few nights and swim in her pool (and also hit up ON and the awesome sale they had going on), and then we went to Provo and got to hang out with Russ and Ashley and the boys that night. J and Owen are still about the same size, J weighs more, but oh wow, Owen is on the MOVE!! That boy is fast, I can't believe how quick he moves! Poor J is still in slug mode. The next day we loaded up with Camille in tow, and headed off to Idaho Falls (where we stayed) and then Heise Hot Springs, where the reunion was. Most everyone camped, but with the kids at this age, I just needed a hotel. lol! Anyways, they had a dutch oven cookoff, but we were late so we brought bread. Go us. Hey, it all got eaten, that's what matters. Mostly we just ate, laughed, talked, and laughed more. It didn't get dark until well after 10, so we completely lost track of time. Crazy!!
Saturday we spent the morning at the pool and slide, M loved it, P and J... not so much. And I forgot to put sunblock on myself, so my shoulders and back have a lovely burn. I didn't get in the water much, was too busy taking pictures. M wanted to go down the slide more, but wouldn't go with Camille, so we conned M into going down the slide with Camille by letting M walk up the stairs alone and Camille followed her up without her knowing. Pretty funny. I didn't know what spot in line they were and was worried I'd miss them, but I didn't have to worry about that, Camille and M yelled/screamed the whole way down. Camille won M's heart after that! We went back to the campgrounds for lunch, then back to the pool, this time we tried the hot pools, nice. Then back to the regular pool, but it was PACKED. The line for the slide was all the way to the bottom of the stairs. So we called it a day and went back to the camp. CJ and Shawn went fishing (of course right before dinner), but when they got back we got pizza. Mmmm. piiiiizzaaaaa.
Next day we packed up and headed back to Provo, then to South Jordan to have dinne with Brian, Amber, Lexi and Aiden. Mercy was so pleased to see Lexi again, they had a blast jumping on the trampoline and playing in the sandbox!! It was nice to sit and chat with Amber too, and to throw every object possible for the dog to catch.
Next day we headed back to Utah, but on the way there we were going to stop and switch, since CJ was getting tired, but he felt like he should keep going. Within the next few minutes, he felt like the air was off in the tires, and then suddenly he turned the radio off and started slowing down. I asked him what he was listening for, and he said "that!" and we heard a humming, and then suddenly a pop and we started kind of swerving. Luckily CJ had slowed enough that he got it under control fast, and pulled off to the side of the road. He got out, and one of our rear tires had completely shredded the tread from the rims of the tire!! Luckily clouds were overhead and a wind was blowing, because otherwise it would have been roasting out. CJ got the spare on after a bit of struggle (we have runners on our van which makes placing the jack kinda hard), and we drove into Cedar City, found a Big O Tires and $250 later, we have two shiny new tires on our car. Got into Vegas and ate with mum and crashed!
Next day mum had to work so we took the kids to Fremont Street and just played there. M got a "tattoo" (airbrushed, don't worry) and we got P a CSI t-shirt, and ate at a typical buffet and wandered around. CJ lost all our quarters on the slots {bwahahaha} and then we headed home, and out to dinner at Olive Garden. Of all the restaurants I miss from a big city, that's my favorite. Mmmm. I got the Chicken Caprese, oh, I was in HEAVEN. P was so cranky at first, waiting to eat, but as soon as he got a breadstick in his fist he was a happy guy. M chugged her lemonade and promptly brought it back up, all over herself and CJ. Lovely. I rushed her out to the car, where we happened to have a spare outfit (we are prepared), and then wiped her down in the restroom. Luckily (?) she hadn't really eaten anything yet, so it was mostly lemonade. Blech. Poor CJ looked like he'd wet himself. Plus there was a spot on his chest, so it totally looked like he'd... well, like he'd lactated on himself. I was trying not to laugh, but didn't really succeed. I guess I owe him a guys night out at Chili's or something. Came home and played in the pool, and then crashed.
Then today, we drove home. Wheeee. :)
Hope everyone is well and to the Humpherys, SO good to see you all, I am so glad we went to the reunion!!! I really wasn't wanting to go, because of how much time it would be driving, and with the insane cost of gas, but the fun we had and the chats we had made it worth it, plus to see Amber and Ashley. Anytime anyone feels like coming to Arizona, give us a call! (Like if you get ticked off enough at your husband. Ha!)


Mary Lynn said...

I'm very glad you came too!! I'm sorry about the flat tire! That really stinks. Can't wait to see your pictures of the reunion. How far do you live from my Dad? Next time we come to see him hopefully we can come see you guys too!

mbr_flint said...

yeah we had a blast talking to you too and Brian is seriously talking about a trip down there sometime. (probably after we are able to get into a house is my guess) thankfully you were safe especially with that tire. Thanks again for stopping by.

Hilary said...

I'm blog stalking you.... I had such a nice time chatting with you as well. I would really like to come visit, maybe we can work it out in the next year. (the movie is Finding Nemo) :)

mandy said...

I see how it is. You come to utah and don't call? I will get over my hurt and pain, in a few days!! It sounds like you had lots of fun!!

Jesse Edwards said...

ok...I'm really mad that you came to idaho and didn't tell me!!!!! It's been forever since I've seen you

Melanie said...

I can't believe you guys had a flat tire too. we were almost to lisa's house when ours blew out. It sounded like it happened the same way. That trip cost us a lot of money. I just wish we would have had more time to talk to everyone. I guess our kids just keep us busy.