Friday, May 22, 2009

Yellow ribbons all around!

My parents returned from their mission in Indiana. We went out to welcome them home, and then we went out the following weekend for their homecoming sacrament meeting. It was wonderful. Jacey instantly took to her new grandma and grandpa. Here she is with PA and Cami, Kent's youngest girl. Great grandma Mildred in the background.

These next photos are graphic in nature and should be screened by parents before letting youngsters view. Ha. So my brother coaches three sports at Uintah high. I call him Mr. Uintah in my head -- I don't tease him like that to his face -- but I found out his more prominent nick name is Scotty the Hotty. His basketball team took a narrow loss to Salem Hills in the first round of state. His baseball team also suffered a heartbreakingly narrow loss to Salem Hills in the first round of state. Needless to say, he wasn't very pleased to see me wearing my SHHS volleyball tee shirt; however, Jacey had a coughing spell during the prayer and did this to the tee shirt in question, which earned some smiles with the Vernal crowd all around. His son had on a favorite football jersey which also got thrown up on (this time by the youngest Mansfield cousin Kason). Too much irony for one night. If Texas takes a fall this season, we'll know why.

This beautiful rainbow showed up while we were out there, and it sure made Dry Fork Canyon sparkle. These shots are taken from the yard in the home I grew up in. I'm goin' back to my roots and it's feelin good. The best part was seeing my family again.


Angela said...

Ah, I would have loved to be there. My parents said it was so nice to see everyone.

Rusts said...

WOW, I miss you guys so bad when I see these pics. It makes me want to go "home". I was so heartbroken when my parents moved away from Dry Fork, no more cousin dinners, no more gorgeous views . . . I remember riding our bikes down that wicked hill . . . I remember playing softball in your backyard with all the cousins . . . Tell your parents hi for me! Love Ya!

Lisa said...

Oh my! The puke on your shirt is hilarious! Glad your parents are back safe.

Marla said...

Lori, I found your blog from Amber's. I am so glad your parents are home safe. You are the best. It was so fun to see you the other day. Your kids are so cute!