Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Anderson/Jolley Reunion (Tour of Erica)

Wow, we had a fun and family-filled trip to Utah! It was actually a recruiting trip that I was invited to, so Darren and Erica and I flew to Utah while Grandma and Grandpa Jolley were kind enough to take Joseph and Justin to their house to play. We started by driving to Portland and meeting up with Carol and Bruce. Then Erica and I flew out of Portland. Erica was happy to see her grandparents again. And the boys were so excited to have sleepovers at Grandma's house!This was Erica's first airplane ride and she was kind of naughty. She did quite a lot of fussing, both times making me stand up in the aisle and bounce her to sleep after screaming her head off. I was glad to not have the boys with me during all of that!Erica missed her Grandma and Grandpa Anderson! Darren is such a sweet Bishop. Everytime he's at BYU on business, he takes the youth from our ward who are now at BYU out to lunch. We enjoyed each other's company and some yummy food.Erica met her Great Grandparents! Great Grandma MangumGreat Grandpa MangumGreat Grandma AndersonJordan, Melissa and TaylorErica got some good girl time with her cousins. They are so sweet with her. AlexisElleHere's all the Jensens.Along with all the Anderson love, lots of Jolleys ended up in town to meet Erica. Here's Michael, Jenni and Megan.The Rogers came from Las Vegas to play.Carly and EricaJason, Megan and Kevin came all the way from Missouri for Spring Break and our vacations were lucky enough to match up!My parents were so awesome to host a huge dinner, accommodating all the Andersons and Jolleys on Sunday afternoon. It was wonderful.I just can't thank all of our family enough for hanging out with us, taking care of us, feeding us, traveling to visit us, watching our boys. We love you all so much!


Jenni said...

Seriously, your parents rock! They were soooo nice to have us all over. I had such a great time! I love that picture of Erica with your parents, that is such a pretty picture! I love ALL the pictures!! I love your baby! I can't wait to steal the one of me holding her because I wish I was holding her right now! And Darren is such a nice bishop! Those kids are lucky.

It was soooo fun to see you guys, but too fast! I can't wait for this summer!

Emily said...

That was so much fun!!!!
Baby Erica is such a doll, I need to see more of her. Your parents were awesome to host us and feed us all...SO NICE!!!! It was fun to see all of your family, they are all so nice.

Love the scum picture!!
Miss you guys!

Carol and Bruce said...

Well, I have to agree whole heartedly!! Your parents are so kind to the Jolleys all the time no matter where we see them, they feed us, house us and make us feel welcome and that was a lot of Jolleys at once. It looks like you all had a great time.

We totally loved having Joseph and Justin and wouldn't trade that time for anything. Hope they come back real soon and Erica too. Don't you and Darren need to go on a vacation soon?

Glad we got to see you at the wedding but it was too short. If your pictures turned out good of that night please send some my way. Mine aren't that good and I didn't get one of the four adorable boys. XO