Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dear Kids,
          We had a lot of fun helping Paul and Stefanie move. Dad and I left home early Friday morning, driving to St. George. I had thought it was hot here, but of course it got hotter as we drove south. It was well over 100 in St. George. Dad and Paul went to get the moving truck, and I started loaded the back of our Sienna. When we were ready to load the truck, some big black clouds rolled in, and we had a violent rainstorm–a true gully-washer. There was pea-sized hail, and lightening. Lots of drama. The rain filled up Paul and Stefanie’s patio, and I thought it might creep inside. But naturally the storm ended as quickly as it came. And we loaded the truck in plenty of time, with help from a couple of neighbors. Curt and Lynette and Brad and Melissa were there, too, and the ladies helped Stephanie clean. 
           We left fairly early Saturday morning, and had a nice uneventful drive to Ogden. Thanks to all of the family who were there to help unload, especially the young teenagers! That went really well, and then we trooped off to the barbecue at Nora’s. Thanks to Donna and Nora and Kim and everybody for the food! It was very good! The Riebens came too, which was lots of fun. We had almost forgotten it was the 4th of July! 
           Seth and Charlie and Matthew are here in Utah, and they’ll be here at our house next Sunday, the 12th, for Sunday dinner. You are all invited! Please call and let me know if you’re coming, so I can plan the food. I’m guessing we’ll eat around 5 pm. Hopefully some of that St. George rain will make it northward and cool us off here. Our thermometer hit 100 on two different days last week. That’s absolutely unheard-of here. I think the last time it happened was in the 1870's. 
           But life is good. We’re doin’ great and lovin’ it! Mom