Sunday, July 14, 2013

Dear Kids,
          I didn’t write a letter last week because it didn’t even occur to me. We were at Dallin’s baby blessing, and there was so much fun and so much good food and so many fun people that I totally forgot that I usually write my letter on Sundays. We all added a lot to the attendance of the Midway 7th Ward, because there were 39 of us there. I think that’s the most people in our own family who have all been in the same church meeting at the same time. Anyway, it was a great day. Thanks to Donna for planning the food, and to Tom and Kim for letting us wreck their house. I wish we could have a baby blessing every Sunday.
          Sharon and her kids will arrive in Utah on the 24 th, which is only 10 days away. Dad and I are picking them up at the airport, and there’s a tentative get-together planned for that afternoon and/or evening at Nora’s house. Nora and James will have all 5 of the Sutton kids, besides their own, so logistically, that’s probably the best plan. We’ve already had cabin get-togethers on Memorial day and the Fourth of July, but of course, the cabin’s always ready for a good party. Anyway, we’re really looking forward to having the Thackers here in Utah for a while.
          Thanks to all of you who have been kind enough to ask about our new house. It’s been an absolute nightmare, and I wouldn’t wish Fieldstone Homes on my worst enemy. Just in the last couple of weeks we’ve dealt with sloppy floor tile (which they finally tore out and re-laid,) mismatched crown molding from Chris & Dick’s, two more broken windows (besides the one that was broken when the windows were installed), kitchen island facing the wrong direction, and, if you can believe this, BLACK appliances, when we ordered white. Every time we drive over to the house, I get a knot in my stomach, wondering what else they’ve screwed up. I don’t care if we never move in. Hopefully I’ll get over that feeling in time.
          We’re really looking forward to the family reunion, starting on the best possible day (assuming it starts on Thursday, August 1.) I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about the plans.
          Lots of love, Mom