I am going to kindly remind myself never, ever go to St. George in July while pregnant. Like, ever. Grrrr.... It was so hot.
We decided to go to St. George for the Fourth and spend time with our families. Since we sold our van, we actually rented a car to make the trip. I have learned something very important from not having the van. Our family really does not need a DVD player in the car. All of the kids did great for the trip. They each had a bag of toys and played really well. We listened to satellite radio, which was a nice luxury and the kids were surprisingly very pleasant.
As soon as we got to St. George, we headed over to Aislinn's house. She just got remarried to Dave in February and we went over to his house because he has a pool. Pools are a nice commodity in that town and the kids had a lot of fun swimming for a few hours.
Then we went to pay a surprise visit to my Uncle Ron. He lives in Bloomington and is a widower. It was really wonderful to be able to catch him at home and we sat with him for about an hour or so and talked.
Then it was off to my Grandma's house to catch the fireworks. Her condo is right next to the field where they set off the fireworks and it is really neat to see them that close. The kids were in heaven. They just loved it. I was a little worried about getting stuck in traffic, as we had to drive to Hurricane to stay at Lyf's house. But it was no problem at all. Traffic was a breeze heading out the way we did. Lyf and his family were out of town, but they graciously let us stay there while they were gone.
And then on Friday, we had dinner over at Nordel's house. It was a fun surprise to see Linda and her brother Richard and sister Carma and Bruce. I was a lot of fun catching up with them, and of course give them a little concert before they left.
Besides the horrific heat, it was fun to be with family for the Fourth of July.