Sunday, April 20, 2014

Moab Easter Jeep Safari, Baby!

Months ago we planned a jeeping weekend with our pals the Kofords.  We didn't know Gabe would be in Utah, and we also didn't know it was Easter Jeep Safari weekend!  I (surprisingly) was a bit hesitant to go on the notoriously busy Holiday weekend, but I was excited to see our friends and Gabe.  Jebb and Jackson drove over with me in the truck and of course because we are Gillelands, we took as many vehicles as humanly possible.  haha

Gabe brought some of the kids we met in Guatemala. It was fun to see Jed, Brig, and Aubrey again.  The Kofords brought some friends that we had met jeeping with years before, Kip bought Jac, and the Williams fam rounded our group out nicely. We went to the arena, jeeped trails, hiked streams, swam in the hotel pool, ate at Milt's, took lots of pics and had an all around fabulous time!

Doesn't it look amazing! The weather was perfect and the company was even better.

Because it is "Easter" Jeep Safari we took some time to remember the miracle of the empty tomb by attending a local ward.  And also because I am a tyrant, I of course made us go and take Easter Family Pictures! Hooray!  They were fun.  While I love our family pic, I took what may well be my favorite photo EVER of John and I!

Such a great weekend with friends and family!  What a beautiful world we live in!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hangin' With Papa Ross

Gabe sent me this picture today.  Apparently he was out last night with my dad getting milkshakes.  This is a pic Gabe took of my dad taking a selfie. :)  How cute is that! Gabe thought it was pretty darn funny and thought I'd like it too... which I did! John was able to see Gabe last week and it's nice to know that he is hanging out with my parents now that he is friendless. haha  He has been working out with a really good club Bball team and is really enjoying it even though he is at the bottom of the team. He likes the coaching and the other players. He told me that he thinks school will really be fun once he makes some friends.  Gabe has known everyone at his his school since pre-school. What a great stretching experience this is for him.  His siblings pray every night that he will find good friends and have a good time.  I think it is a good experience for them too in a different way. Seth especially has a little different roll in the house and the dynamics are always different when anyone is gone. Maybe we will all learn a little something this term.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Prom '14

Well, he has only been gone a week and Gabe missed us so much that he decided to come home and visit.  OK, the fact that it is Prom weekend may have been a factor too. 

Gabe went with his lovely friend Tatum.  I think they make a handsome pair. 

We went out to the golf course and took pictures. The kids all ate dinner there then went to the dance and after-party stuff. I think Gabe had a good time although I hardly saw him. But I'll take it! :)