Grandpa's funeral spurred an impromptu Dickson family reunion... everyone was together for the first time since the babies arrived! Group shots will have to be shared by others, but here are the 3 babies, born within 2 months of each other. Brooklee, Carson, and Dallyn.
We realized that the 4 grandchildren's names coincide with the first 4 letters of the alphabet! Here, Adriel joins the crew. Guess the next grandchild will have to be named Eleanor. Or Egbert.
So, for our little family vacation, we toured Salt Lake City. We 8 adults plus 4 babies stayed in a cute little rental house normally used by skiers, touring by day and playing by night. Rick and I are now converted to the game Ticket to Ride. The touring part of this vacation resolved one of those very typical you-live-right-next-to-a-cool-city-but-have-never- done-any-of-the-cool-stuff-there situations for me. We each had a Connect Pass, which allowed us to visit various museums and other attractions. (It was a great deal... 18 bucks gets you a nice lunch at the Lion House, tickets to the Hogle Zoo, Museum of Natural History, Discovery Gateway, Thanksgiving Point, etc.)
Here we are at the "This is the Place" monument.
Here, Carson is being eaten by a shark.
Carson also enjoyed playing with his grandparents.
The 4 sisters, together again.
(Ashley, Reagan, Page, Mackenzie.)
After the babysitting week, and then last week's family vacation, I am happy to finally have some time at home again! Too bad it's almost time to start packing...