Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Let's just say...

it didn't' last long enough!
And I'd say it NEVER does.

This time especially so since it was all about three words...rush, rush rush, & get it all done. It was jammed packed, no time for rest, I don't think we sat down for 10 minutes. First off we had Taylor's baptism (which for us first-timers, I thought it went pretty smoothly and turned out just perfectly). My youngest brother, Josh's farewell. Amazing! Beaver Mountain, we stayed in this ginormous brand new million dollar cabin with a movie theater and pool inside. ('s my family, most of them anyways, Bryan had to go home early)

Dropped Josh off at the MTC (lots of tears).

One of my favorite people in the world met us there, my grandma, Marlene:

And then no time for tears because RUSH we drove practically straight to Vegas to drop my sister Brooke and sweet baby Elin off at the airport and then the crazy started as I know it seems like I've already stated the craziness, but just wait because then my mom and two sisters headed off with:
with all six of these cute grandkids (McKenna,12 is on the far left is my sister) eight-years-old and under...

all except our favorite little Wilson buddy:

all piled in one of these:

and now I REALLY want one because I don't know what we would have done without one of these:

At Disneyland's Califoria Adventure park, we unfortunately had to use these:

For a missing one of these: {for 15 minutes....(it's a long time, trust me!)}

So then we tried to keep them all color coded and easy to identify by giving all the girls these:

Then we found lots of these (baby crab-things):

Brody hated the waves/water, so was very content to do this the whole time:

After lots of laughing, screaming, crying, eating, shopping, swimming and bathroom stops later we arrived in St. G at 2 AM only to turn around later that evening go back to Vegas and fly all night long to NY.
WHEW! I'm tired. Taylor and I are off to a ward mother-daughter camp-out this afternoon.


Lacey said...

Sounds like a busy but fun time! It's always that way when we go home too. Wish you could have stayed another week...I'm going down there!!

Jennie Minor said...

BUSY! But sounds like you guys had so much fun! Congtas to Taylor on her baptism. Love all the pics.

[BrookeO] said...

GOOD times for sure.
Thank you for playing "mom" to my little chicks ---

THANK YOU!!! I miss you all so MUCH!

Stephanie said...

Wow Jaime. Wow. You are amazing to pull all that off. We're about to embark on a similar trip between Utah and Nevada (baptism, homecoming, vacation, family) Hope it can come off as good as yours (minus losing a kiddo for 15 minutes--how did you survive?????) You really are amazing. It looks like you had a great time!!!

Dani said...

I wish you would have had more time to post more about it! Sounds like such a fun trip!

Kari and Ryan said...

Good grief! It really sounds exhausting. But of course, only you could handle such chaotic times! LOVED seeing you. I'm glad you made it home alive! You and your Mom are heroes for sure!

jeny said...

i'm tired just reading about it!
what a blast!

Maegan said...

The picutres are all so cute- looks like you guys had a busy good time. You guys are brave to venture Disneyland with so many kids:) What a awesome Mom you are!

Anna said...

Soo busy but fun. Welcome home!

The Ramptons said...

Wow, what a jam packed fun trip! Boy, it is always a tear-jerker to send off a missionary. Your family is so cute Jaime!

Shelle said...

wow YOU WERE BUSY!!! Such beautiful pictures Jaime!!! You are truly so good! I am glad you are safe in NY!

Mitchell Family said...

Congratulations on your baptism. We are all so proud of you. You look gorgeous! We love you very are such a special daughter of God..Love Aunt Heather, Audra and Grandma Terri

brieanne. said...

i've been waiting to see how much FUN the trip was! great pictures .... i hope disney was a blast despite the missing child! did you love the new pixar ride? congrats to Taylor ... those cupcakes were adorable!

Rachel said...

Whew! that made me tired reading it! Ha ha! That was probaly the craziest time ever! But oh so fun! wish you guys could have stayed forever....just one more year till your back here for good!