Heading to Aspen...

Five hour layover in Long Beach (I know, I know, the fastest way from CT to UT isn't through CA)
So we took the city bus to the mall
To see the end of Eclipse (the power turned off with 30 minutes left when we went a few weeks back)
And get Costco samples and a hot dog
Now we're off to be with Dave's family in Aspen (I mean Aspen Grove)
Can't wait to get to know them better.

Hopefully the humidity clears in CT and my paper gets written while I'm gone.
You can cross your fingers for me :)

Mother of Three

Fourth of July/Henderson Family reunion pictures are a little late, but you can blame that on me being a stand-in mother of three for the past few days. It probably wasn't the best idea as I have finals coming up in a week, but updating my blog isn't either :) I'll make it quick.
I few things I learned playing mom:
-Family prayers are so much more fun and funny when little kids take turns saying them
-I'm going to have to learn portion control if I'm going to make 3 full meals + 3 snacks a day
-Dave is so fun with kids (while at the beach the little girl asked where Dave was and said, "it would be a lot more fun if he came." I asked if I was boring and she said, "you're just grown up."  Translation-yes you are boring. I'm going to blame that on law school, but will definitely work on it)
-Dave can do a robot impression that entertains for an entire mealtime, gets kids to eat their greens, and makes them laugh through the whole thing
-I love gas stove tops
-Giggling, coloring, reading, and even cleaning are so much more fun than writing research papers

I could go on but for the sake of my finals will move on to the 1st Annual Henderson Reunion

Grandpa Ralph (on the left) and his twin brother Boyd. Both were honored at the Freedom Festival and got standing ovations for their speeches at the gala. I love my grandpa. He was so proud to be there in his uniform. At 92 every moment I get with him is a bonus and a blessing. 

Dave and I with my beautiful sister and her husband at the Freedom Festival Gala. As I heard the inspiring stories of those receiving awards at the Gala I was so inspired and uplifted by stories of those who hold freedom and family as the highest priorities. 

Hiking Stewart Falls, sweet pose Dave

Pure Awesomeness

Dancing to the music before the Stadium of Fire. 
I love this girl and hate that we live so far away!!

My parents. They put together such an incredible weekend. 
Dave and I both came away so grateful for parents who put family first. 

All of us at the cabin in Sundance. We put together a skit thanking my parents, and wore these sweet shirts to coordinate :) 

I love America!

Happy 4th

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, for so many reasons. This year isn't going to disappoint. 

I can't wait to:
-See my whole family and stay all together in a big cabin in Sundance
-See a ton of my cousins from both the Henderson and Bestor sides
-Watch my Grandpa Ralph's face as he's honored with his 4 brothers at the Provo Freedom Festival for their service in WWII
-Be in LaVell Edwards Stadium for the Stadium of Fire, see Carrie Underwood and the fireworks (if you're there I'd love to say hello!)
-See Bree and Gabe (I know everyone thinks they have the cutest nieces and nephews, but I'm pretty sure mine win :)
-Eat, relax, learn from, laugh with and love my siblings
-Hang out all weekend with my husband away from everything else!

Photo I took from a boat leaving an island beach just outside
 of Greenwich. Island beaches are pretty cool.

Happy 4th of July!

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