Why I Didn't Blog Last Week

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

So much stinkin fun!!! Literally and figuratively. (A few of us got a major case of the runs.. which is to be expected since diarrhea is hereditary. Ya. It runs in your genes.)

The goal: get all the siblings together somewhere WARM and somewhere relatively "cheap" to fly into. Somewhere we could find a large rental house with a pool with plenty of room and beds for everyone.

The place: Vegas.

I love my siblings. I have wanted to do a post on each of them and I think after this trip I'm ready to dive in--if they'll let me.

We ate, we hiked in Red Rock Canyon (gorgeous!), went to the strip several times, swam in the pool every second of the day, played on the bad mitten court, hot tub, cooking, family talent show, I went on several runs, minute to win it games...and the cousins. Don't get me started. They were in heaven. I'm so thankful they had this time to bond. Oh, and we can't forget attending church at the Spiritual Enlightenment Center to see my sister's friend, "Lady J" perform. I really loved the service. And Joyce was truly amazing. We had a great time hanging out with her back at the rental house after church. So much personality. LOVE IT.

I may or may not go into more detail on the trip later, but I wanted to get these great photos of great times and memories up ASAP. I know my parents in Russia will eat them up.

So let me just say this: I have amazing siblings. They are so funny!!! And talented and smart and open-minded and just fantastic. And their spouses are just as wonderful. I am very, very thankful to have them in my life. You did a great job, Mom and Dad. You really did.

And now I'm trying desperately to get back into the routine of things. It is not easy! But the good news is I have exciting things to look forward to like the concert I'm singing in this Saturday (YOU MUST MUST COME) and the articles I've been asked to write for Deseret News!!!


  1. This might be weird (considering I don't really know you) but your bod looks rockin' for having a baby less then a year ago!!!

  2. Um, may I be the first to say, the johnny jumperoo hanging down into the pool. Flippin genius!!
    Glad you all had a good time with family :)

  3. your brother looks just like you with a moustache :)


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