Jeff was actually able to join us this year for the ward campout! But because he had to work the next morning we just went up for dinner and the program and were home in our own beds by 10! The best of both worlds.
We made a very quick trip down to Phoenix to help celebrate Grandmas 60th birthday. It was so fun and we really love the new house. Every night we were there I took a picture with mom before we went to bed. I was trying to get her to give me a sexy face.
This is the fire pit in their backyard. It was a big hit with the kids.
Night two lets try the sexy face again...
Grandpa with some of his girls.
We made mom her favorites for her birthday dinner. Eggplant Parmesan and a whip cream cake that is a recipie from her Aunt Toots. Mom was teaching me how to make the cake and told me about Toots and I decided that I wanted to be called Toots too so I spent the rest of the weekend training the nieces and nephews to call me toots. Montana got it the fastest and was calling me tootsie by the end of the weekend.
Here is the cake. I spruced it up with some raspberries. I am not sure why mom likes it so much it was a ton of work but what momma wants momma gets right?
Sweet Timmy at dinner.
After we ate we headed out to the fire pit for some family photos. And then it was back to reality and school and work for us.