I convinced Dave to take off work Friday so we could head down a little early and get a little relaxing in before his Grandma's Funeral on Saturday. So we checked into our hotel and tried to get in a nap. Logan was too excited so we headed out to Arches to do a few hikes.
Logan was completely in LOVE with Arches! We get out of the car and he exclaims "BIG ROCKS!" He takes off running and yelling "Hide behind big rocks! Come find meeeee!" He would run up the trail, hide behind a pillar or in a cave and laugh when we found him. So many people just stopped to watch him enjoy himself. He was also very impressed with the "Holes in the mountain" or arches.
We headed back to eat dinner with most of Dave's siblings followed by swimming in the hotel's pool. We swam for an hour or two, and Logan had so much fun splashing all the uncles, jumping in, and being thrown up in the air by Dave and his Grandpa. We got him to bed around 9:30, and he totally crashed with the lights on and everything. I guess all the fun just wore him out.
The next day we packed up and went to the funeral. It was good to hear the stories Dave's Aunts told, and learn more about his Grandma when she was younger. Then there was a luncheon after and we got to visit with all the relatives. I slipped into one of the rooms in the church to convince Logan to nap, because he was pretty ornery.
Afterwords we headed over to Dave's Grandpa's house to visit and look at his paintings. His Grandpa is a professional western painter. He's got paintings in the Smithsonian and in the fall he will be featured in a show in China. So it's always fun to see what he is working on.
Logan didn't last long in the studio, so he and I walked around the property and visited Greatpapa's horse. He was fasinated with the horse eating hay and walking around the pen. He didn't want to pet it, but loved watching from a distance. He also had fun collecting rocks and throwing them at the wood pile.
After that we were in for a LONG drive home. Dave's legs were hurting from driving, my hips were aching, and Logan didn't want to be in his car seat any more. We heard a lot of "I'm stuck, LET ME OUT!" followed by tears.
Sunday I taught Relief Society again. It was on the forgiveness of the Savior, and although I didn't expect it to be a hard one, the questions the ladies asked made it rough. Things like "There are a lot of young couples that just have sex and get sealed a year later. They're not even sorry or anything. How is that fair?" It was hard to navigate through, but I think it turned out ok. The ones asking the difficult questions had positive things to say after, so hopefully.
That evening we just focused on relaxing. I watched the General Relief Society broadcast while Dave and Logan cooked dinner. Dave was very disappointed with the salmon and wild rice he made. It was nice to hear him tell me I make them both better :). We had ice cream Sundays for our dessert and I let Logan pick his toppings (bananas & chocolate syrup).
Today Logan and I have spent all day unpacking, doing laundry and cleaning up the house. It's always a mess when we get back from a trip, and we still have laundry to fold and beds to make. But we'll be all cleaned up soon.