I told so many lies leading up to this trip I couldn't keep them all straight. It was awesome! I told my parents I wouldn't be able to make the trip because of all the traveling I've done so far this year. I even went so far as to take a photo of myself in DC and send it to my mom the morning of the 4th with the caption, "Happy Independence Day from DC!". I'm so sneaky.
Independence Day is a big, big deal in my family. We have a strong military legacy in our family so this is pretty much unanimously our favorite holiday. Especially because Cache Valley knows how to throw a party! As do the Johnsons.
Naomi and Grant. This picture makes me so happy.
Oh my darling Grant, please don't ever grow up.
The Gosselins came up for the day! It's always fun to have more friends (especially friends with squishy babies) around for eating and the festivities.
Sweet, sweet Haven
And Julie came too! I know Julie from DC (we're kind of heterosexual life partners) but she's in Utah for the summer. Having her and Ashley around for the day was incredible. They fit in with my family seamlessly.
I tried to get pictures with his face in it but he kept wanting to show me his sugary hand!
Family = lots of eating
Owen found a trail of ants so the boys had to investigate. Isn't this the cutest picture!?!
Two days later we went to my sister's house for my niece's baptism. It was such a special weekend!
Naomi and Haven's new puppy, Cookie.
Haven's big day! My mom made her dress.
Naomi wanted pictures too!
Dad and Grant
Porter on the way to the church
Selfies with Haven
This lady has a fabulous future ahead of her!
Some of my favorite people. They have my whole heart.
Cute, cute Cookie
So grateful these kids love hugs
Haven and my mom
It was the perfect visit and recharged my batteries in ways I didn't know I needed. I'm so grateful for eternal families!