Sunday, July 28, 2013

Allie and Justin's visit to GB!

As I mentioned in my last post, Allie and Justin came out to visit us in California.
 Their visit overlapped with Kimber and Cheri's visit, which was a lot of fun! 
And having them here made it easier to send Kimber and baby Cheri off 
when it was time for them to leave for Hawaii and meet up with the Crandall family.
We spent the rest of the week that they were here trying to stay cool, 
with record temperatures over 100 degrees every single day!!
We headed back out to the lake again with these two cute kids and had a great time!
And Dad continues to be an awesome and might I say "handsome" boat driver!
We tried to beat the heat by spending a lot of time in the pool.
One day, our good friends, the McNaughton's came up to visit 
and we had a great time swimming with Noah, Lucy and Bella.
They loved Justin and thought he was the best "water taxi" ever!
Allie got up early and walked with me and Karen one morning 
and almost passed out when we were finished!  True story!  
In her defense, it was seriously one of the hottest days that I ever remember... 
and Karen and I are used to the hot weather and Allie isn't.
We couldn't help but tease her about how it's tough keeping up with the grandmas:)!!
And of course, she was a good sport about it so we packed Allie in the car
 and took her to Bill's Donuts to help "revive" her!
 And a maple bar, chocolate bar, apple fritter and a dozen donut holes later... 
she was smiling and posing for pictures! I think it worked:)!
We showed up at the GB 4th of July pancake breakfast at the Cavitt-Stallman building
 wearing our polkadot shirts matching our good friend, Pam Peterson
 so we had to get a picture of that:)!  Remember, we love to match!
And we had to get a photo of Larkin sibling picture
 with Justin's sister, Jessica and her husband, Sam! Aren't they cute?!
One of the funnest things that we did while Allie was home, 
was going to lunch with our dearest friends, Lindsy and Deborah Ethington.
Our friendship goes way back with these darling gals.
We first met the Ethingtons when we moved to Granite Bay 22 years ago.
 Allie and Lindsy were in the same Primary class and quickly became best friends.
They got baptized on the same day and were on the same soccer team. 
They went to Oakhills and Ridgeview schools together.  Oh, how I miss those days! 
They begun their cheerleading days as Jr. Grizzlies,
 and then they moved on to Cavitt Jr. High and GBHS cheerleaders!
Throughout the years they shared so many good times together!
And Deb and I have spent many a day and night, sitting on the bleachers together,
watching the girls and chatting and have so enjoyed each others company.
So when we called and they were available to join us for lunch that same day,
we were SO happy and could hardly believe that we were all together!  
It's good to have dear friends like these two gals, who have shared many wonderful memories with us!
I better stop there because I can feel my eyes getting moist and blinky,
so before I get teary-eyed let's just say it was the perfect way to end our visit.
Yes, it was a great visit and Allie decided that it really was fun to live and play in Granite Bay!

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