Catch Up Part 1 - De Groot

WOW.  Looks like I have a lot of catch up to do!  After packing up in Michigan, the kids and I spent 5 amazing weeks in Utah visiting family and friends while the hubster tied up loose ends and traveled back and forth from Brazil.  This is part one of the "vacation" (if you can call packing up and saying goodbye to loved ones a vacation)...

I got to see my two best girls from the good ole HS days.  Man alive do I miss these girls!  xoxo
The kids of course had plenty of opportunities to be doted on by Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles and cousins!  They are pretty cute I'll admit.. ;)
Our good friends and neighbors that live next to my parents have horses and were kind enough to let the kids feed them, swoon over them, and eventually RIDE them! :)
Miss B of course LOVED every second of it! ..both the horse, and the attention she got while on it! :)
Mr H loved the horses more from a distance and although was willing to ride them, he chose to pass on a 2nd opportunity to go again.
Little Princess P wanted a turn as well.. sadly she has mean parents who only let her sit atop the horse for a few seconds until a picture was taken and back off she came! ..best few seconds of her life or so it seemed!
And of course mister "go with the flow" was completely chill about the entire experience.  Even when he started falling off it didn't quite seem to phase him! lol
We went to Elko for a boating trip with the whole DG clan.  Gma had shirts made up which turned out SUPER cute!
My man rocked it out and got to show off a bit on the wakeboard.  He had a blast!
I would have shown off if I knew how.. sadly this was the best it got for me, but HEY!  I got up for the first time EVER!!!  Look at that concentration! lol :)
Princess P was content to just chill on the boat.  She probably would have enjoyed it more without the life jacket.. they weren't the best of friends..
"Chicken" DG style looks somewhat painful, but that didn't stop anyone!
Mr H went tubing with Grandma.  I was so proud of his cute little self! :)
I didn't know you could surf behind a boat until this trip.. it's pretty awesome.  Especially when a hunky man is the one on the board!
The shocker of the trip was when Miss B looked up at me and exclaimed, "I want to try that".. ummm, okay..  I agreed not thinking she would go through with it, but the littl thing got out there like a pro on the kneeboard and got up on the FIRST TRY!!!  Did I cry?  A little.. but they were the overly excited tears of a proud mother.. it happens! :)  Eventually we had to tell her to let go because she never got tired of holding on!
She was almost as proud of herself as I was of her!
Although the big man was out of town for Father's Day, and that was REALLY hard for me, we were able to spend it with my dad which made it a little easier. :)
It was so much fun hanging out with all my family before the big move to Brazil.  My brother and his wife and daughter were living there too and we LOVED getting to spend time with them too.  It was a GREAT trip! :)

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