Family: On June 16th Sam's sister Gina and her husband Chris had their wonderful baby Levi sealed to them for time and all eternity. It was a beautiful occasion. We were lucky to have 3 of Sam's sisters from California visiting for the event. Sam's parents also made the trek. We were sad to be missing Lindsay, Casey and Kylea, but happy to have everyone else in attendance.
On June 17th, Father's Day, we had all the family plus my parents at our house for a Father's Day celebration. It was nice to be together and the kids loved having both sets of grandparents around.
Fun: The next Monday my parents, the kids, and I went to the Natural History Museum. We had a lot of fun seeing all of the dinosaurs and animals. On Tuesday we went to the Hogle Zoo. The newest attraction of polar bears, otters, and seals was definitely worth the hot weather and large crowds.
Popsicles: On Wednesday I had my tonsils removed. It was a very painful recovery filled with lots of popsicles, lots of ice cream, and lots of vicodin. My mom helped me with the first part of the recovery and Katie (Sam's sister) with the second week. I am so grateful for their help. I would not have been able to care for the children on my own and mom and Katie were integral parts in my recovery. (Thanks ladies, you really are the best!)
Here are a few pictures from our Father's Day celebration (photos by Camille Knecht):
Sam's parents with their 4 grand kids.
My parents with 3 of their grand kids.