But the real first stop was Pendleton, OR. We always try to stop somewhere along the way that has a pool. We stayed at the new Hampton Inn. (Thanks for the recommendation Gretchen!) It was way nice and super clean. One of the elevators had an extra R1 button. We told the kiddos that R1 meant that it was for the Resurrected ghosts and they were Resting. And if we were to push that button it would take us too the haunted side of the Hotel. They freaked out! Riggles would go to try and push it and Quinna would cover it up and say, "No! I hate it!" Very funny stuff! We were in the elevator a lot and it never got old. LOL. Later that night when the kids were laying down for sleep, Sammy claimed, "I pushed the R1 button and saw the ghost." I asked her about it and she continued, " It was a Spanish ghost, it said, "Hola!"" She is a riot...very creative and full of stories like that.
We made it to Logan on Wednesday. And that Thursday my sister Les, and my Mom and I got to hang out and go shopping for special clothes. We went to lunch and had a GREAT day! Then on Friday was our special temple trip. Both Les and I went for our first time. It was sooo awesome to have my Mom and 3 of my 5 sisters there. (I can't wait until all six of us girls and my mom can go.) Very great experience and I'm looking forward to more temple visits with friends and family.
Then on Saturday we headed up to Bear Lake. It was fun fun fun. I'm so glad we got to hang out and relax. Enjoy some cool water and and a not too hot of a day. I wish we could do it more often.
Ben and his cousin Nick
Then on Sunday, Benny Boo had his special day. He got a blessing from his Uncle. It was extremely awesome. I teared up being the boob I am. But I'm ok with that! We had just about the whole family there. (Minus my dad who has a broken back from a horse fall.) All and all it was one of the best weeks ever. I love spending time with my family. My sisters are the bestest friends in the whole world. I wish I could see them more often. I guess that's why the times we are all together are more special and worth every mile!!