Sunday, August 10, 2008

Payson family reunion

Last weekend, Jeff's family came to celebrate a reunion. We had planned to go to Lake Powell, but with gas prices what they are, we decided we could just do a bit of partying right here at the Muir house. That's what we do best after all. And saving money is something also very good. Think of the thousands we saved!

The first day wasn't the funnest day of the reunion. Jeff's sister Julie was diagnosed with Lymphoma a year ago, so she had a cancer screening appointment at Huntsman. It turned out that Jacey also had some testing the same afternoon at Primary Children's. Jacey has been struggling with putting on weight, upset stomach, poor sleeping, and the list goes onnnnn....... The Pediatric GI specialist I had made an appointment with had a cancellation that day, so we jumped on that. The doctor first wanted an ultrasound of her kidneys to rule out that they could be giving her trouble, so there we all were undergoing tests in Salt Lake for our first day. The good news was when the day was over, Julie was cancer free and Jacey didn't have any kidney problems.

Playing cards, bingo, water fights, bacci ball, and going to the movies filled the rest of the weekend. Too bad we weren't able to go boating. The wind was too much. However, in one unruly game of Phase 10 that went late into the night, there was so much cheating going on that I, even I, began to sneak wilds out of the deck, trade cards, and beg for my color out loud. That was the first time I've ever cheated at a game. I guess being married to Jeff for so long has started to rub off:) Oh yeah, there was a lot of giggling and laughter, too. The ironic part is that the ones doing the most cheating didn't even win. Cheaters never prosper and all that.

I was really glad we could all spend time together. That's the most important thing. It didn't really matter that we weren't at Lake Powell. It didn't even matter that we couldn't go boating. In the long run, we just had fun being together, even if noone dares plays cards with me again.

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